Bigpoint Merc Elite: Assault Class MOBA Game Unveiled
Bigpoint, a leading global developer and publisher of online games, is revealing exclusive details today on the Assault, the fifth of five playable classes in the forthcoming blockbuster Merc Elite. The world’s first military-themed MOBA game (multiplayer online battle arena) entered European Open Beta in autumn 2013 as a free-to-play browser title.
The Assault – Elite Fighter and Heavy-Duty Damage Dealer
The Assault class specializes in dealing out as much damage as possible in a short amount of time. Armed with a high-powered assault rifle, his versatile skill set allows him to inflict large amounts of damage using his “Grenade Launcher” or the powerful “Death from Above” elite skill, which calls in a helicopter to attack enemies. The Assault can slip out of harm’s way if needed by employing the “Commando Roll” skill, which is necessary to compensate his lack of armor and constant need of cover. The Assault employs sharp-shooting accuracy that is second-to-none, which enables him to also inflict major damage from long-range.
Sub-classes: Turn the Assault into a Specialist
Users can customize any character in Merc Elite and the Assault 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.
Additional information is available at: http://www.mercelite.com
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 50 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.
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