Hamburg, September 27th 2013 – Bigpoint, a leading global developer and publisher of online games, is revealing exclusive details today for the Tactician – the third of five playable classes in the upcoming blockbuster Merc Elite. The world’s first military-themed MOBA game (multiplayer online battle arena) is set to be launched in the fall of 2013 as a free-to-play browser title. Click the following link for a sneak peak at the gameplay trailer for the Tactician: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMdKd1JwdVw&hd=1
The Tactician – Master of drones and strategic ace
The Tactician is nothing if not a student of war, equipped with studious eyes that scour the battlefield to scan for enemy movements. With an arsenal of powerful attack and recon drones at his disposal, the Tactician seamlessly adapts to the situation at hand to pinpoint enemy positions or deliver a fatal blow. His “Protective Shield” skill provides his unit with invaluable cover that absorbs the brunt of enemy fire to massively reduce damage. Ever astute, the Tactician can think around corners to attack bunkered enemies with a slew of grenades to force the issue and flush them out into the line of fire.
However, the Tactician’s worth is evident even before the first shots are fired: his reconnaissance abilities are second-to-none as the Tactician possesses the inante ability to scan foreign terrain for enemy activities. With the Tactician the motto Knowledge is Power has never been truer.
Not to be outdone by some of his more assault-minded mercs, the Tactician bears an array of attack skills. His tactical drone strikes bombards map sections leaving entire swaths of terrain in smoldering ruin, forcing foes to their knees in the process. Furthermore, the Tactician can call upon support drones to engage enemies on a smaller scale or fire a kill shot from close range with his pistol.
Sub-Classes: Customize the Tactician
As is the case for every class in Merc Elite, users will have a breadth of possibilities for further developing the Tactician. 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 ( 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 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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