This new zombie/monster/robot shooter for PC promises a "fresh and thrilling" experience

Free-to-play Zombies Monsters Robots (ZMR) coming to North America this year from studio formerly known as Epic Games China.

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Tera developer En Masse Entertainment today announced that its free-to-play PC shooter Mercenary Ops 2 will be released in North America this summer as Zombies Monsters Robots (ZMR). The game launched in China in 2012 and has attracted 30 million players so far.

In development at Yingpei Games (formerly known as Epic Games China), ZMR is a third-person shooter set in an alternate world in which Earth finds itself under attack. Players will use "guns, guts, and gear" to fight their enemies in the multiplayer games.

"We are excited because ZMR brings a fresh and thrilling experience to PC shooters. Playing the huge variety of co-op missions, facing crazy monsters and boss battles, and the intense PvP is going to keep gamers coming back for more,” En Masse Entertainment CEO Chris Lee said in a statement.

ZMR features a variety of game modes, including a co-op campaign and wave-based survival missions, as well as a head-to-head competitive mode. The game's co-op mode supports up to eight players, while the competitive mode lets up to sixteen players duke it out. New content will be released for the game on a monthly basis, the company said.

An alpha test for the game will be available in April before ZMR's full launch "early" this summer.

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Discussion

54 comments
tonytones21
tonytones21

What about blue whales with laser beam guns attached to them shooting giant zombie sharks... with hurricanes.

Techn1c4l
Techn1c4l

"...ZMR brings a fresh and thrilling experience to PC shooters...". These guys are high.

cboye18
cboye18

How about Man Bear Pig (MBP)? 

sortajan
sortajan

enough with the fucking zombie games

DeadrisingX1
DeadrisingX1

Wow, this concept doesn't sound like it was slapped together at all.

justing16
justing16

oh great,, another zombie shooting game!!!! how original!!!

Hurvl
Hurvl

Add mod support and then perhaps I'll check it out after the additions of ninjas, vikings, and ninja viking zombie monster robots with laser eyes.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

Some developers just aren't even trying anymore are they,

Vexov
Vexov

Guess they didn't know what market to tap, so they will try to hit a few. I doubt this game will score any higher then 5/10.

Barighm
Barighm

Makes me think of Lost Planet for some reason.

sleepingzzz
sleepingzzz

How is shooting zombies, robots and monsters fresh and new?

kalpesh_78
kalpesh_78

I don't mind this. I'm getting a tad bit tiered of State of Decay

Damnation_6
Damnation_6

Well thing about Free 2 Play is you can try it free and see for yourself if it sucks or not.

pohman
pohman

okay its f2p,it has zombies,robots,monsters and a shooter...................its too fresh for me(sarcasm)

feared4power
feared4power

it's just gonna be the same shit like always

qtmew
qtmew

Lost me at F2P.

Fursnake
Fursnake

Yeah, sounds about as fresh and thrilling as drinking a gallon of spoiled milk.

404FredNotFound
404FredNotFound

You can go look on Youtube for gameplay and quite frankly doesn't look anything special.... Its already a 2 year old game just being brought to the US now.

EdAl2112
EdAl2112

"Damn it! They stole our idea for our creative, totally original-better-than-Ghosts next Call of Duty IV 7 2k15 versus with transformers (totally not mechs)... We still have dragons on it though"-Infinity Ward.

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

Honestly, if the idea is pulled off well then I don't care. I'd rather we have something we've seen before done well, than something original but pulled off terribly, leaving us thinking 'it could have been so much more'.

unreal101
unreal101

The sheer irrelevance of this game is impressive.

tom2750
tom2750

another mediocre looking exclusive for PC that's all they really have

nbf4548
nbf4548

Can I rock my DMR in ZMR??  

Sl4cka
Sl4cka

"Tera developer En Masse Entertainment today announced that its free-to-play"

Ok, move along...

berserker66666
berserker66666

I got another game for you. It's called Vampires/Werewolves/Frankensteins..........VWF.

quakke
quakke

Lol, looked it up in YT and it's freakin Thirdperson Gears. Fail..

hystavito
hystavito

@cboye18  Sorry but Apple will not allow misuse of their abbreviation for Mac Book Pro :P.

Poodger
Poodger

@sortajan WHERE ARE YOU?! WHAT CAN WE DO TO SAVE YOU?! Clearly you need rescuing from that bad man who has imprisoned you and threatens your life unless you play every zombie game that comes out!

Megamandrew
Megamandrew

@Hurvl Careful with that last combination, you're gonna end up inadvertently writing Rob Zombie's new album.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@pohman Yeah, me too, I want my games to be years beyond their expiration date before I try them, lol. Rotten and forgotten, aahh, that's the good stuff. Not like these online games that gets deleted before they even start to smell funny.

quakke
quakke

@tom2750  

Hard Reset, Serious Sam3, Shadow Warrior, Rise of the Triad, Q.U.B.E. , Antichamber, Amnesia, Kairo..

Yeah, keep telling that if it makes you feel special.

zerohournow
zerohournow

@gamerno66666 the keyboard you are typing on and the monitor you are looking at in your mom's basement is made in china

sortajan
sortajan

@Poodger @sortajan playing the games isn't the problem, digging through the mountain of uninspired games is. it's a disappointment for art and creativity. we already have plenty of games that fill this niche, and far too few that explore other ideas. seems like a lot of developers think "creativity is hard, fuck it zombies will do"


could you try using a less cliche argument next time? ("U DONT HAVVEEE 2 PLAY IT IF U DN''T LIKE IT")

sleepingzzz
sleepingzzz

@zerohournow @gamerno66666  


Made in China by a foreign owned company that give specific instructions to Chinese workers on an assembly line.  China doesn't make good games they make illegal copies of them.

Poodger
Poodger

@sortajan @PoodgerYou don't though. Some people enjoy zombie games. Just because you don't doesn't mean they should go away when the solution to your problem is literally to just ignore the game (or genre). "Digging through" this is really as simple as looking at the title of the game for 1 or 2 seconds and ignoring it. Hardly an inconvenience. Meanwhile, while you take the immeasurably small amount of time to make the decision that this game is not for you, others will be enjoying it.

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

@GiantAssPanda @quakke@tom2750 All of them are real AAA titles . No one wants on rail shooters available on consoles where 90% of budget goes to marketing , paid reviews , hiring youtubers , award shows and so on and 10% budget goes to dumbing down the game for casuals . When was the last time you played RPG like The Witcher exclusively on consoles or played RTS like World in Conflict there .? What about adventure games like The Book of Unwritten tales .? All I see on consoles is mindless action games ; god of war , uncharted , halo , gears , infamous and so on .

quakke
quakke

@GiantAssPanda @quakke@tom2750 

You expect to have trible A quality games from Indies, when the games didn't even have half of the AAA game budget nor the manpower? ROTT forexample has been completely paid by the devs individually. No real budget at all. Everyone has just given anything they could spare to give.


When the industry has crashed due to greed and stagnation, these people will be delivering unbeleiveable products since they have the money, experience and passion for what they do, unlike the triple A of today which is only thinking about this $$$.

johnnycontardo
johnnycontardo

@sleepingzzz @zerohournow @gamerno66666  


Yeah, true.


Still, their economy is better than ours, America is in the SHIT HOLE thanks to fiscal ignorance by our "leaders" in Washington.


The American Dollar is doomed to FAIL.


China owns us basically.