Mercenary Kings hitting PlayStation 4 on April 1

Indie developer Tribute Games announced that its Metal Slug-inspired run-and-gun shooter Mercenary Kings will launch for the PlayStation 4 on April 1.

Mercenary Kings lets up to four players team up for a series of side-scrolling missions in which they'll fend off swarms of enemy troops and scavenge for loot to upgrade their weapons. The game boasts more than 300 equippable gun parts, allowing players to forge weapons that range from deadly short-range pistols to high-caliber machine guns.

Mercenary Kings was funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign last year, and is currently available on PC platforms via Steam Early Access. The completed Steam version will launch for Windows and Mac on March 25.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.