Mercenaries 2: World in Flames Updated Look, New Screens

"What, not how" is a refrain you hear over and over again when talking with the developers from Pandemic Studios. The Los Angeles-based studio is knee-deep in producing Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, an open world action game with a lofty goal: Give the players mercenary missions to accomplish, let them loose in a huge, open fictional Venezuela, and have them get the job done.

With a tongue-in-cheek approach to its politically charged setting, Mercenaries 2 has more than a great look to go along with its open-ended gameplay. The promised drop-in online cooperative mode for two players should also put an entirely new spin on the tactics used during missions.

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QuackPot4189d ago (Edited 4189d ago )

over GTA. Undoubtedly will be a hit. But I believe this franchise is not getting the kudos it deserves.

I'm still playing Mercenaries on my old xbox. Can't get over what a great game it truly is. Just love stealing a chopper or tank - reluctantly ordering in one if need be - for contracts.

Honestly, it's as good as Halo 2 for gameplay and graphics....especially when in a high hover in the chopper and being shot at by RPGs and tanks. Simply awesome for old gen tech.

Now, could Mercenaries 2 be as good as Halo 3?

We're all in for a treat.

THAMMER14189d ago (Edited 4189d ago )

This looks nice. I'm still not sold on a pre order yet but I'll rent it 1st and keep it if it turns out good.

NO! this does not look as good as Halo 3. No chance. LOL

nicodemus4189d ago

I'm not sure how fun this is supposed to be (never played the original), but good Lord, those jaggies are almost painful to look at...


I know what your saying man, I'm still playing the first one on my PS2 as well, Still haven't beat it there is just so many people to kill and things to blow up that I lose track of the missions.

Thats kool though, it gives me an excuse to hold out on this game a little while longer. So many games So little Money

Audiggity4189d ago

Comparing this to Halo 3 doesn't really make sense... that's like comparing Forza to Burnout... they both have cars, but they aren't the same type of game. Halo 3 is going to be linear. Mercanaries (and GTA) is not.

Comparing this to GTA IV makes sense... I loved the original Mercanaries, and all of the GTA games, but to claim that one will be superior right now when we've only seen screen caps and a couple video clips is myopic at best.

I'm 99% sure that I'll be purchasing both M2 & GTAIV.

JasonPC360PS3Wii4189d ago

But I agree this is somthing I would want more than GTA4, I just hope it has a good online.