In this mode, you aim to score points by defeating as many enemies in a stage as possible within a set time.
・A maximum of two people can play at the same time. Split-screen is also possible. ・Points are displayed on the leaderboards. ・You can purchase/equip skills specific to this mode under "Skill Settings" within The Mercenaries mode.
* Skills equipped from "Skill Settings" in the Campaign mode do not apply to this mode.
The Mercenaries Game Flow
Play Game → Extra Contents → Select The Mercenaries
Select the following from the Title Screen.
Solo: Play alone. Duo Create Game: Create a game and wait for other players. Duo Join Game: Join a game that another player created. Split: Play with another player in split-screen mode. Skill Settings: Purchase and customize skills. Leaderboards: View rankings.
Select the stage you wish to play. (Only during Solo play.)
Select the character you wish to play as.
Game Screen Explanation
Victory and Defeat Conditions
Victory Conditions You win if time runs out, or if you kill 150 enemies. (When you kill 150 enemies, any time left will be added to your score as a bonus)
Defeat Conditions If your health goes down to 0, it is game over.
Secret Enemies Appearance
In The Mercenaries Mode, secret enemies will randomly make an appearance. While they do not appear often and are difficult to defeat, they will award you with a significant amount of points.
Defeating multiple enemies in succession will result in a combo, which awards you with more points. Go for longer combos to score as many points as possible. Destroy an extended combo bonus object to further increase the amount of points awarded for combos.
There are certain ways to increase your time. ・Destroy a time bonus object ＝ +30 to +90 seconds ・Defeat an enemy with physical combat (Including knives, melee, or baton) ＝+5 seconds ・Use a special attack to defeat an enemy (Finishing blow) ＝+7 seconds ・Use a counter attack to defeat an enemy ＝+10 seconds
Within Skill Settings in The Mercenaries, you can purchase and equip skills that are exclusive to this mode.
Examples of Mode-Specific Skills Time Bonus +: Increases time awarded by a Time Bonus. Second Wind: Increases power to firearms and melee attacks when life gauge is low. Limit Breaker: Increases the points earned for surpassing 50-chain combos.