Mercenaries Delayed, Screenshots InsideLucasarts recently updated their website, and now Mercenaries is reflecting a "Early 2005" release date. This game is being developed by Pandemic Studios. Mercenaries is a third person action shooter, based in "the near future." North and South Korea are on the verge of a reunification, when forces from inside try to set things array. A one hundred million dollar bounty is placed on the head of a North Korean general and his top scientific and military advisor's. You are the head of a private mercenary outfit known as Executive Operation, your job is to collect those bounties.