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The Punisher: No Mercy Coming Exclusively to PSN

Zsolt Kigyossy's Avatar Posted by Managing Director, Zen Studios

In case you haven’t already figured it out, there is a new Punisher game coming! We here at Zen Studios are super excited to announce that we’re bringing Marvel’s storied franchise The Punisher to PLAYSTATION Network. Just a quick FYI – EVERYONE here at Zen Studios is a massive Marvel True Believer, so the entire team is on fire for this project.

Punisher Logo

We’re calling the game The Punisher: No Mercy because that’s exactly what it is – merciless. For the first time on consoles, you’ll see the Marvel Universe through a first-person perspective in some intense arena-based multiplayer action. Also, the game is being built from the ground up with some serious tech – yes, we are using the Unreal Engine 3 (the ultimate FPS engine) for this exclusive PSN release. 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 (been reading War Journal lately?…).

What does this mean for you gamers? You better get ready to kick some serious #$% with the first ever first-person shooter developed exclusively for PSN. Stay tuned for more details as they become available at www.punishernomercy.com. Because of the time difference here in Budapest, all of you who are craving more info can ask your questions in the comments area below, and I’ll have answers for you in another post soon.

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JordanBlack68 said:

September 23rd, 5:02 am

Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome :D

MK24ever said:

September 23rd, 5:05 am

Nice one, Marvel and Sony apparently made some sort of exclusives deals.

Curious to see the first footage.

kleanx said:

September 23rd, 5:07 am

a punisher multiplayer FPS ? a new psn game coming out of the blue? even if I’m not a massive Marvel Fan, I used to like the old school beat them’all arcade punisher game (also on the genesis).

I wish the Zen Studio all the success possible for the game and I’m lad SONY takes PSN so seriously

Silurus said:

September 23rd, 5:08 am

Sweet. Sounds very promising.

BabeBro said:

September 23rd, 5:09 am

Marvel + Sony = Heaven!! Thank you so much for this! The Punisher is sick!

xicaninho said:

September 23rd, 5:11 am

I love it

Allingby said:

September 23rd, 5:11 am

Unreal engine 3? Can’t wait:P so what can we expect graphically? Our top quality FPS? or the stuff we usually see on PSN? Ratchet/GT5P graphics or what kind of production can we wait for? (I know it uses unreal but detail?)

Oh and lastly… when?:P

Morphine16 said:

September 23rd, 5:16 am

Thanks for the news Zsolt

Kenshin001 said:

September 23rd, 5:26 am

Nice. Any idea of when this is due out? Are we talking soonish or late 2009?

StalkingSilence said:

September 23rd, 5:28 am

How do you pronounce “Zsolt Kigyossy”?
Awesome name.

Wildarmsjecht said:

September 23rd, 5:36 am

Sweeeeeet. Why the unreal engine though? I know it’s the most common middleware and what have you, but do you think it can really bring out what you have in mind for this game visually and technically? Looking forward to more info though.

iExile said:

September 23rd, 5:38 am

Wow the PlayStation Network is on a roll! Can’t wait to see it.

GGCAN said:

September 23rd, 5:40 am

Thanks Zsolt, will definately have to check this out.

BigRon3400 said:

September 23rd, 5:43 am

Yes! Sounds frickin awesome.

Stoffinator said:

September 23rd, 5:44 am

Sounds interesting, just to bad you are using the Unreal engine. Probably the worst engine this generation. Mostly on the PS3. :-[

Madman said:

September 23rd, 5:45 am

No trophies, no buy.

lifeRPGs said:

September 23rd, 5:50 am

Caught me be surprise, i admit.
Let’s wait and see, this sounds promising.

XxBigP123xX said:

September 23rd, 5:50 am

Release date?

nick2409 said:

September 23rd, 5:52 am

@16 *lol ridiculous

lifeRPGs said:

September 23rd, 5:55 am

So basically, it’s just like TF2, an online-only game? If that truly is the case, then my hype-meter just rose 150% !

Also i’d like some infos on the different classes that will be available.

hijaker77 said:

September 23rd, 6:00 am

Very interesting….. I have nothing to say because not enough details.. words dont tell me nothing :P

Anyway I’m going to keep a close eye on this one ;)

Wow, now we are starting to see exclusives on PS3!

Fersis said:

September 23rd, 6:14 am

Im not a guy who likes gore or violence on games … BUT a game based on The Punisher MUST be pretty violent :D

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September 23rd, 6:18 am



Ghostm said:

September 23rd, 6:29 am

I never heard about this title until this morning. Hopefully is good.

amante said:

September 23rd, 6:44 am

I suddenly have high hopes for this game and I found out about this very second. I’m hoping for a nice and gory game now. The Punisher can easily be gory considering the stories are violent as hell. Plus FPS without gore never made sense to me. Bullet goes in…nothing comes out? Wuh?

Now one can only hope for some screenies.

noelpioroda said:

September 23rd, 6:53 am

Exclusive = Smex

No matter what.

BigOLBallz said:

September 23rd, 6:54 am

Oh hellz yeah , lets get it , Sony , that’s what I’m talking about , I’m feeling this move Punisher would kick major bootaye on my Ps3 , make it cheap and aforable though!!!!

BigOLBallz said:

September 23rd, 6:55 am


Foxx said:

September 23rd, 7:00 am

When can we expect to see a trailer? Either teaser or gameplay although we’d prefer gameplay :D. Is there a time frame on the game yet? Spring ’09? Is it multiplayer only ala Warhawk or will there be a singleplayer component as well?

ftwrthtx said:

September 23rd, 7:10 am

Will there be a demo and will the game have trophies?

Awesome sounding game.

nYc_FrEeWiLL_82 said:

September 23rd, 7:11 am

AYO..imma love this game..a FPS MARVEL GAME..sounds MARVELOUS!..lol..cant wait to blast gangsters heads off!!..ooh yeah two questions..WHEN and is ther gonna be online/offline multi player?

Jos3_NyC said:

September 23rd, 7:13 am

@23 LoL

LordJonas said:

September 23rd, 7:18 am


Horrorist said:

September 23rd, 7:21 am

that what a surprise this morning
so many question….

trophies support?
is there a single player mode?
is it possible to customize our punisher or jigsaw?
how many type of weapon,and will they all be realistic?
is there hope for a demo soon ?
and most important when we can see the first screenshot ?

anotherdae said:

September 23rd, 7:27 am

I hope its better than Iron Man was.

Captain Fury said:

September 23rd, 7:39 am

any idea of how much space will it take?

EViD said:

September 23rd, 7:44 am

Nice, thanks for the update.

When are we going to see some screen-shots or a trailer?

PSPsGTghOost said:

September 23rd, 7:45 am

I am assuming you will have trophy support. Please do. Also remote-play will be nice!

“Unreal Engine 3 (the ultimate FPS engine)”…hmm… I’d say COD4 or Crysis engines are the ultimate in my opinion.

Is this game a timed exclusive or 100% forever exclusive?

Squall2600 said:

September 23rd, 7:49 am

sweet so many awesome games r coming out on psn

Lord Raoh said:

September 23rd, 7:53 am

that is awesome news

thank you sony and marvel.

the concept of the punisher as an FPS is so simplistically brilliant i’m sure people are kicking themselves for not thinking of it sooner.

cant wait.

Arda82 said:

September 23rd, 7:54 am

This and Burnout Paradise are both must buys from PSN store… I feel that one day my 250 gb harddisk on my PS3 will feel small :(

Arda82 said:

September 23rd, 7:55 am

zeke2040 said:

September 23rd, 7:57 am

pretty cool.. i’ll have to try this one out… thanks for the update as well

MSplatter said:

September 23rd, 8:01 am

I hope you guys plan on showing off quite a bit, with your game history you have to… you used almost the same verbiage above as you did in explaining your 360 pinball game… You are gonna have to prove your studio is beyond kid games and pinball games; I hope for the best, but like I’ve said you’re going to have to show videos and preview it w/ game sites.

Subz3ro_13 said:

September 23rd, 8:04 am

Hajrá Magyarok! Hajrá PS3! Lesznek trófeák és lehet játék közben saját zenét hallgatni? In English: Will there be trophy and backgroundmusic support? Btw i’m from hungary too. ^^

Jeigh said:

September 23rd, 8:06 am

That’s some serious tech for a mere PSN title. You guys must mean business. Pretty cool that we were among the first to read the announcement- Gamespot doesn’t even have this listed yet. I’ll be tracking this one.

PuNiSHeR72 said:

September 23rd, 8:06 am

im a big punisher fan im looking forward for this game to be coming out XD

JBruno said:

September 23rd, 8:13 am

Looks really great in the pics I see today in the net.

Id Like the Punisher versions in Arcade ( the one beat-up with Nick Fury ) and PS2 ( very good and faithful BTW )And most important, made for Marvel fans as me.

This game will play as Quake III arena or similar? I know someone already ask, but will have a single player mode? Could be great. Thanks.

TheBrain76 said:

September 23rd, 8:15 am

So is it multiplayer only or will there be a single player campaign?

TheHater said:

September 23rd, 8:17 am

WOW, I didn’t see this one coming.

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