Redwood City, Calif.-December 22 , 2009- Uforia, a new online game publisher specializing in massively multiplayer online games, today announced its open beta test for the highly-anticipated online modern warfare first person shooter, Mercenary Wars, is live. Starting today at 5 PM PST, open beta testers are invited to test out all the latest features. Along with the open beta, Uforia is also introducing a brand-new Mercenary Wars website with new features and a new trailer for the game. For more information and to participate in the open beta, players can visit http://uforia.mercenarywars.com.
After several successful closed beta tests, all players will now be able to experience this action-packed FPS in a quest to become the new global powerhouse! The open beta test includes the latest content update featuring two new maps, the Black Market System cash shop and a new anti-hack system. Besides the open beta test, players will also be introduced to the brand-new Mercenary Wars homepage which includes new features. Along with the new website, Uforia is unveiling an all-new game trailer highlighting all of the intense action!
"We want to thank our community for their help throughout the beta period and recognize that they have made a massive contribution in helping us develop this game," said Chris Keswani, Marketing Manager of Uforia. "We are excited to unveil a new website and game trailer and hope current and new fans will like what's in store for the game."
In addition to the open beta test, Mercenary Wars will also host three new events. The first event, Merry Christmas, will feature Santa Hats and Candy Cane guns available for all players to purchase in the game. The items will be sold from December 22 through January 5 and will never be released again. The Rank Raffle is the next event where players will rank up the game to get entered into a raffle with a chance to win great prizes! The higher the rank the more tickets the player will receive. Players will randomly be chosen to win a 23" monitor, gaming mice and more! And finally the last event is the X-Fire Challenge. The clans that combine for the longest playtime will win large amounts of UFO's!
Unlike other first person shooter games available today, Mercenary Wars features a unique stat system that players can use to upgrade and customize their lifelike characters. The combat in the game is designed to feel very realistic, while also allowing players to adjust their speed, accuracy, and health stats. Mercenary Wars is set in the not so distant future in a world where order and society as we know them are a thing of the past. The economies of the world have crashed and have been replaced with total chaos. New alliances have been forged and the world is now controlled by well-trained groups of mercenaries. Players must determine who to swear their allegiance to and fight side-by-side to the death, if necessary, in the quest to ensure becoming the new global powerhouse.
Mercenary Wars will also feature an innovative Artificial Intelligence system where computer controlled "bots" can be used in several ways ranging from practice to enhancing game play. Via four difficulty modes, players can select their desired skill level no matter what their previous FPS experience might be. Other features include multiple gameplay modes, a variety of character types and races, extensive ranking system including more than 50 different character ranks and title, an expansive number of weapons and equipment available for character customization and a built-in player-to-player audio communication tool for enhanced real-world combat simulation.
For more information, visit www.mercenarywars.com
About Uforia, Inc.
Uforia, Inc. is an online game publisher specializing in massively multiplayer online games and integrated marketing solutions to provide English speaking gamers worldwide with the best online experience possible. Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, Uforia also has members based in Seoul, Korea who work directly with leading game development studios. For more information about Uforia, please visit www.uforia.com