Tribute Games' Mercenary Kings will be available for contract work through the Steam Early Access program on July 22. The game's regular price of $20 will meet the business end of a dull knife during the pre-launch, with players receiving an all-access pass to merc contracts for $15.

The game is scheduled to launch on Ouya and PlayStation 4 sometime after its PC debut. Tribute Games has quite the playful pedigree at this point, with Wizorb to its credit and the studio being founded by veterans of the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World beat 'em up.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.