Punisher: No Mercy locked and loaded for July 2

Zen Studios' downloadable first-person shooter brings Frank Castle and crew to PlayStation 3 for $9.99.

There's nothing like a good fireworks display to celebrate the Fourth of July, and the Marvel Comics heat-packing vigilante the Punisher is set to light up the PlayStation Network just in time for Independence Day.

Not much strategy on display from these two competitors.

Zen Studios today confirmed that its downloadable PlayStation 3 game The Punisher: No Mercy will launch on the system's online service July 2 at a $9.99 price point. The game is a first-person shooter take on the comic-book capers of homicidal vigilante Frank Castle, with online arena-style multiplayer action as well as a single-player story mode.

In addition to the Punisher, the game will feature a roster of supporting characters from the comics, including Jigsaw, Silver Sable, Bushwhacker, and Barracuda. The Punisher: No Mercy is built on Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3, the same technology behind a wide array of current-generation titles, from Gears of War 2 to Hour of Victory.

Zen Studios' game will be the take-no-prisoners crimefighter's first since THQ's 2005 PC, PlayStation 2, and Xbox effort The Punisher. Previously, the Hungarian developer has developed titles like Zen Pinball on the PS3 and Pinball FX and Rocky & Bullwinkle for Xbox Live Arcade.

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24 comments
AntDaGamer
AntDaGamer

Well today is the day and only 5 minutes left. You guys can check out the game on my JTV page. www.justin.tv/antdagamer77. I'll be broadcasting it about all afternoon. I'll have a review up tommorow.

AceJakk
AceJakk

I like how people voted a thumbs down to the guy who said "I hope this one is better than the others" - apparently the people who voted negatively want this to be worse?

Jamez5895
Jamez5895

i have mixed feelings for this one

NooDLES-666
NooDLES-666

I understand what they are doing. But I don't understand why people would play a 10 dollar FPS when you can play Killzone 2 or something? It is like playing CoD1 when you could be playing CoD4

CPTrandom1982
CPTrandom1982

Wicked! Blastin enemy faces as Frank Castle!

Henninger
Henninger

Damn 10 bucks?! Thats it!! I'll b getting this then.

Nephilim83
Nephilim83

July 2nd, huh? Cool. I can just tell my wife to get me a PSN card for our anniversary. :P

BladeTrinity114
BladeTrinity114

This looks awesome. I hope it arrives in Europe soon :(

metalkid9
metalkid9

that fast!!? Now I'm skeptical

RoOodriGowW
RoOodriGowW

Hoping for an average of AA so I can buy it , I'm tired of mediocre FPS's

athenian29
athenian29

ZOMG WTF BBQ HAXXORZ!!!!!!!!!111111111!!!!11 In other news, fireworks displays across the globe have been canceled due to a recent economic flustercuck, which collapsed on us house-of-cards style last Fall.

Treflis
Treflis

I was actually hoping it was like the previous one, where you interogated people in various ways and had the camera behind him.

bgres077
bgres077

Damn, I was hoping for something more along the lines of WWF No Mercy.

Nihmmoh
Nihmmoh

the guy in the picture kinda reminds me of something from bioshock

jrabbit99
jrabbit99

I hope this one is better than the others

UFO2012
UFO2012

Finally another Punisher game!