LOS ANGELES, Calif.– July 1, 2009– ZEN Studios, creators of the recent PSN smash hit ZEN Pinball, confirmed today that it will release a free-to-play demo of The Punisher: No Mercy on July 2, 2009, exclusively for PlayStation®Network. Releasing the same day as the full version of No Mercy, the demo will allow players to sample the fast-paced action of the Marvel Comics-inspired first-person shooter with two of the eight levels from the original version of the game.
Powered by Unreal Engine 3, The Punisher: No Mercy lets players jump into Punisher action, fighting alongside or taking on an eclectic mix of Punisher allies and villains in a series of online arena-style multiplayer matches that feature solo and team-based missions for up to eight players. Battle arenas span from shipyards rife with contraband to the“birthplace” of Jigsaw, the Punisher’s archenemy.
In addition to the exceptional online gameplay, No Mercy also boasts a single player story mode where players can unleash their vengeance on hordes of villains while unfolding an original storyline and unlocking new additional content. The story mode also features exclusive artwork from acclaimed Marvel artist Mike Deodato.
To learn more about the game, please visit: www.punishernomercy.com.
About ZEN Studios:
Founded in 2000, ZEN Studios is an industry leading developer and publisher of digitally downloadable titles. Based in Budapest, Hungary, ZEN Studios is one of the only developers in Central Europe that is fully licensed to develop for the Microsoft Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system, Nintendo DS and Wii. ZEN Studios has worked with some of the largest intellectual properties in the videogame industry, including Capcom’s Street Fighter and Marvel Comics’ The Punisher. ZEN’s seminal Pinball FX franchise on Xbox LIVE Arcade is one of the most popular titles on the platform and is coming soon as ZEN Pinball, the first pinball title on the PlayStation Network. For more information about ZEN Studios, please visit www.zenstudios.com.
About Marvel Entertainment, Inc.
Marvel Entertainment, Inc. is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics). Marvel's strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online. For more information visit www.marvel.com.