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Hamburg, October 11th, 2013 – Bigpoint, a
leading global developer and publisher of online games, is
revealing exclusive details today on the Juggernaut, the fourth of
five playable classes in the forthcoming blockbuster Merc Elite.
The world’s first military-themed MOBA game (multiplayer
online battle arena) is set to be launched in autumn 2013 as a
free-to-play browser title.
Click the following link for a sneak peak at the gameplay
trailer for the Juggernaut:
The Juggernaut – Always between a rock and the
The Juggernaut can always be found where the fighting is at its
most intense. Right at home in the middle of the crossfire, his
role is to get in close and bring the fight to the enemy. Armed
with a the “Buckshot” skill and his powerful shotgun he
can mete out tons of damage from close range, while withstanding
massive amounts of enemy fire thanks the high-tech “Augmented
Shield” skill that deflects and absorbs the enemy’s
best shot. The Juggernaut is capable of slowing the opposition with
the “Bola Shot” and can provide protection to a team
member with the “Absorb Sphere” allowing a unit’s
offensive to bear fruit. Once the Juggernaut has reached a higher
level, he can employ the game-changing “EMP
Grenade” skill, which temporarily disables enemy skills.
Turn the Juggernaut into a specialist
Users can customize any character in Merc Elite and the
Juggernaut is no different with a breadth of possibilities
available for specialization. By amassing experience points and
reaching a total of 8 various character tiers, dedicated mercs can
unlock an additional array of powerful skills as they progress
further in the game.
About Merc Elite
Rising from the smoking wreckage of a decaying society, five
corporations supplanted governments to reign with wanton abandon
over a lawless world gripped by the post-apocalypse. In the
ceaseless battle for the world’s last remaining resources,
these corporations employ teams of mercenary soldiers to do their
Merc Elite is an action-packed military MOBA game, set in the
near-future era of guerrilla battles paid for by corporate
mega-conglomerations and fought by contract soldiers. To succeed at
Merc Elite, players will have to employ sound tactics and
coordinated team efforts. A unique direct-fire combat system based
around the realistic use of cover ensures a multitude of tactical
options in ten-player online battles set in elaborate, varied
battlefields. Merc Elite promises to give even the most well-versed
players a brand new MOBA experience.
Players may choose from 5 different character classes and a
plethora of high-tech weaponry to conduct operations and dispatch
the enemy. Players can use brain or brawn, heavy weaponry, stealth
or speed to emerge victorious by choosing to enter the battlefield
as the Recon, Tactician, Assault, Heavy Gunner or Juggernaut.
Due to the clever matchmaking system and intuitive controls,
Merc Elite has something for both experienced MOBA players and
those new the genre, while impressing with unique depth, atmosphere
and versatility contained in each and every character.
Additional information is available at:
www.bigpoint.com) is one of the leading online
game developers and publishers worldwide. Headquartered in Hamburg,
Germany, Bigpoint designs high-quality games for all gamer segments
published on bigpoint.com, as well as by more than 1000
international distribution partners and media companies.
Employees from 35 countries use state-of-the-art technology to
transform the industry with innovative gaming concepts, while
setting international standards to fulfill the expectations of more
than 300 million gamers in over 200 countries.
Every one of the 70 online games in Bigpoint´s portfolio
is free-to-play and includes a customized micropayment system for
each game to allow users to make micro payments to speed up their
Many of the titles have won various international prizes and
audience awards, such as the MMO of the Year 2013 for Rising Cities
and the Best Browser MMORPG 2012 for Drakensang Online.
In addition to its headquarters in Hamburg, Bigpoint holds a
development hub in Berlin and maintains a presence throughout
Europe and in the USA for distribution purposes.
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