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Merchants of Brooklyn

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Developer: Paleo Entertainment

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'Merchants of Brooklyn' (ALL) Launch Snafu, Alpha Released as Final

by Rainier on March 18, 2009 @ 12:40 p.m. PDT

Merchants of Brooklyn is a truly original first person shooter that combines an intriguing and unique art style with innovative and exciting gameplay – daring fans of shooters and action games to survive in post-apocalyptic New York gone very, very bad.

Merchants of Brooklyn is a truly original first person shooter combining an intriguing and unique art style with innovative and exciting gameplay – daring fans of shooters and action games to survive in post-apocalyptic New York gone very, very bad.

In 3100 A.D., global warming has caused the sea level to rise and engulf the streets of Brooklyn. The land is gone, but society rebuilds the city on top of existing structures, connecting buildings through a network of sky bridges. As the upper class literally moves higher, law enforcement abandons the lower parts of the city, and its less-affluent inhabitants.

To meet the upper city's demand for laborers, city leaders contract the Brooklyn Institute of Technology (B.I.T.) to clone a new working class. At the time, the B.I.T. Labs had made incredible advances in cloning; Neanderthals were chosen as the main focus of the research based on their physical resilience. The city's contract called for far more Neanderthal clones than were required, causing the excess and sub-standard Neo-Neanderthals to be discarded to the dregs of the city. The well established mob entity known as the Merchants of Brooklyn saw a lucrative opportunity here… use the bottom dwellers for high stakes fights to the death. It became the new sport of under-city kings.

In Merchants of Brooklyn you take the role of an elite Neanderthal fighter with a taste for blood. Having had your arm unwillingly detached from your body courtesy of a chainsaw, your new prototype biomechanical arm transforms into different twisted and brutal weaponry to aid you in the slaughter. Your goal: escape from the under city and free your brethren to take over the upper utopian empire to do with as you please.

“We really wanted to portray everything that makes Paleo Entertainment different and unique with our first title, Merchants of Brooklyn,” said Troy Latimer, President of Paleo Entertainment, “M.O.B. offers a truly distinct and warped gameplay experience that embodies our overall design philosophy. Creating fresh entertainment concepts will always be at the forefront of our products.”

Key Features :

  • Built using Crytek’s CryEngine 2 game engine
  • Biomechanical Arm enhances weapons in unique ways
  • Destructible urban environments
  • Truly unique comic book vs. reality art style
  • Over-the-top dark humor and action
  • Fully interactive, immersive environment
  • Designed with multiplayer in mind

The first volume of Merchants of Brooklyn is currently available on Steam for $15.99, 20% off the official $19.99 price to celebrate the launch.


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