To be fair, the Mercenary class does look fun — which makes the pre-order wall a bitter pill to swallow. It’s differentiated by starting out with a dual-wield skill, which is admittedly pretty cool. The Mercenary also comes with a samurai sword and some shorter Wakizashi blades. So, yeah, they’re locking a dual-wielding ninja behind a paywall at first. But not all hope is lost, apparently. The class can still be purchased as DLC at an unspecified date, so all players will have access to it eventually.
Good things come to those who pre-order
Beyond the Mercenary DLC, the new Biomutant trailer shows off more of its intense, third-person action with plenty of gun and melee attacks. We also get to witness some mech destruction as well, which I know you’re all fond of. It ends with a brief shot of the Mercenary. The game comes out on May 25. There’s plenty of time for you to bite your lip so hard it bleeds until you cave in and pre-order for the blade-dancing animal man.
In case it isn’t clear, the only version PC players can pre-order will grant them the Mercenary class. Wait, can he dual-wield katanas too? Uh oh, now I’m having Nioh flashbacks.