Mercenary Kings launching for Steam Early Access July 22

Tribute Games' 2D run-and-gun shooter, Mercenary Kings, will launch July 22 via Steam Early Access, the developer announced via a new trailer.

In Mercenary Kings, players take control of a mercenary up against the villainous CLAW organization. In addition to weapon crafting and customization, the game features mission-based levels and a 16-bit art style with support for up to four players. You can watch the trailer above for a look at Mercenary Kings' gameplay, characters and more.

The game is available for pre-order now at a 25 percent discount from its usual $20 price tag.

During Sony's E3 press conference, Mercenary Kings was announced for PlayStation 4. Don't miss Polygon's interview with Tribute Games founder and game designer Jonathan Lavigne for more on the game.

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