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.
Take a sneak peak at the gameplay trailer for the Juggernaut below:
The Juggernaut – Always between a rock and the hardest place
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 bidding.
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.
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Bigpoint 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 game progression.
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.
For more information and press material, please visit the press area at www.bigpoint.net
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