Zen Studios has announced that it is working on a brand-spanking new Punisher
game, carrying the moniker No Mercy
. Zen states that this will be the first ever first person shooter developed exclusively for the PlayStation Network.
To prove that it's serious, the developer has stated that it has licensed the Unreal Engine 3 for the game. It does have a bit of proving to do, too. This will be the studio's first crack at an FPS, having previously worked on the likes of Mushroom Men
for the DS and Rocky & Bullwinkle
for Xbox Live Arcade.
Zen's managing director, Zsolt Kigyossy, tells us, "We’re calling the game The Punisher: No Mercy
because that’s exactly what it is – merciless. For the first time on consoles, you’ll see the Marvel Universe through a first-person perspective in some intense arena-based multiplayer action. Our main focus is to create an awesome online multiplayer experience with the style and grit from the Punisher’s world, complete with characters like Jigsaw, Bushwacker, Barracuda and even Silver Sable (been reading War Journal
(Actually, Mark SPOnG stopped reading War Journal
because Punisher comics shouldn't have spandex in them and War Journal
has it in spades. Watch it, Zen!)
SPOnG can't help but wonder if Zen is missing the point of having such a license, slightly. For one, it's licensed a hard-ass character who you won't be able to see, since you'll be looking through his eyes. For two, in the emphasised multi-player aspect of the game, presumably only one player will be able to make use of the star attraction. Still, SPOnG will wait and see before we pass judgement.Source: PlayStation 3 Blog