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No Mercy – The Punisher on his way exclusively to PSN

That’s right, The Punisher – not just one of the other pretenders – is on his way to the Playstation and he’s bringing guns and an exclusive downloadable game. 

The rumour dropped a few days ago that a new Punisher game was on the drawing board, but no other specifics were hinted at. Today, Playstation.Blog has dropped the news that the game is on its way exclusively to Playstation users, via the PSN. 

Zen Studios (of Mushroom Men fame) will be developing the game, and it may not be exactly what you’re expecting – The Punisher: No Mercy will be an online multiplayer FPS running on the Unreal 3 engine.

Our main focus is to create an awesome online multiplayer experience with the style and grit from the Punisher’s world, complete with characters like Jigsaw, Bushwacker, Barracuda and even Silver Sable.

This looks like it could be pretty cool if done right. A bit of comic, over the top FPS fun really could be Playstation’s answer to some other less than serious multiplayer games.

Update: Gamestop has picked up some pretty detailed information.

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Playing on Playstation 3

Red Dead Revolver - I paid about $1000 for my launch model PS3, so I guess it's time I get some use out of that emotion chip crammed inside. I remember Red Dead Revolver looking rather good when it was released, and despite the low resolution and odd blurring (that I attribute to playing on a HD set) the game holds up well. It looks good despite these graphical limitations because the art direction is so precise and awesome. And it isn't just the art direction, the music, dialogue and set design (for some reason, set seems a more fitting word than level) all work in tandem to recreate an iconic Wild West atmosphere. Red Dead Revolver doesn’t aim to recreate life in the Wild West, it allows our imagination to take over and populates the locale with legendary men and their legendary stories.

Playing on iPhone

edge - Well I never thought I'd consider playing a game on iPhone as actually gaming, but edge has turned me around. The game is built for the iPhone. Sure, it could be ported, but the elegance of what has been created is astounding, it boggles the mind and makes me wonder what amazing gems we'd receive if current gen consoles weren't clones of eachother.

Playing on PC

Sins of a Solar Empire, Demigod, Generals - Zero Hour - It may be a temporary effect as I slowly reintroduce the PC into my gaming diet, but it seems every title I’m excited to play on the platform is either a strategy game, or a cheap indie game. PC gaming isn’t dead, it’s just restricted to titles that require complex input or a pointing device, and games that couldn't be developed or distributed on other platforms. I guess that’s part of the reason the AppStore is so far a success, there were a lot of indie devs stuck on PC for lack of a better alternative.
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