Mercenary Ops: get on Facebook now for a chance to join in the Beta

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Interested in following the life of a virtual mercenary? Well, if you Like Mercenary Ops on Facebook, you may just get the chance, with the closed Beta phase about to open up.

From June 20 the first group of mercs will be blasting away at one another in this third-person action game. There will be six different gameplay modes and a host of dynamic maps to play on.

The best news is that this game will be free and microtransaction supported, so fingers crossed the Beta goes well, because in this early stage it’s a good looking little game.

Full press release below:

Applicants are now being considered for the closed beta phase of the upcoming action-packed, third-person PC shooter, Mercenary Ops. For all those interested in participating, just “Like” Mercenary Ops on Facebook for your chance to obtain a closed beta key.

The first group of beta testers will be allowed in on June 20, 2012. During this beta test phase, players will be able to do battle in 6 different intense game modes and across a number of dynamic maps. Those that participate will get to experience the fast-paced action of the competitive online multiplayer matches along with the cooperative missions of up to 8 players against deadly hordes of AI controlled enemies and mini-bosses.

Mercenary Ops will be free to download and play at launch this summer. The game features an optional microtransaction system that allows players to unlock and customize their weapons and equipment through special upgrades; all of which can also be obtained through the game’s loot system.

“Balancing is always a major concern when it comes to online shooters, especially when they are free-to-play,” said Mercenary Ops Producer, Jason Sharp. “Because of this, we have committed heavily to testing the game internally and have even invited some of the world’s best professional gamers for their invaluable feedback. With the launch of our closed beta we will have the chance to garner even more feedback, this time from general shooter fans.”

Set in the near future when powerful corporations have led to the imminent downfall of humanity, Mercenary Ops pits deadly guns-for-hire against each other, as well as other hostile forces, in a struggle for wealth and survival. The game combines the tactical gameplay elements found in other third-person shooters with the fast-paced action of online multiplayer titles. Mercenary Ops puts an equal emphasis on competitive play and team-based cooperative missions, providing players with a truly action-packed and explosive experience.

Mercenary Ops was created using Unreal Engine 3. The engine was selected for its cutting-edge graphics, multi-core processor support, optimization for the PC and massive world support.

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About Kalends Publishing
Kalends is a Bay Area-based game publisher dedicated to bringing high quality and innovation to online multiplayer PC gaming. Their upcoming title – Mercenary Ops, an action-packed, third-person shooter developed by Yingpei Games, Ltd. – is scheduled for release in Summer 2012.

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  • It's interesting to see the way companies are "marketing" Beta keys now, and just "marketing" in general.
    I have YET to play a Facebook game, and this didn't say it was going to be a Facebook game…but seeing it's using the Unreal Engine 3, I would think it's going to release through another service?

  • Ah, this is not a Facebook game – it's just you need to be a fan of the game on Facebook to get access to the Beta.

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