Agents of Mayhem Introduce the Most Explosive Trio at MAYHEM

In our briefing video today, we are introducing the most explosive trio at MAYHEM, the Bomb Shells.

Don’t be fooled by Joule’s beautiful, sweet exterior; behind the high fashion lies a mind of robotic engineering genius that makes her equally as comfortable walking the runways in stilettoes as engineering deployable murder turrets. With her Master Programmer ability, Joule is the perfect complement to Rama. As the world’s foremost immunologist, Rama uses her deadshot ability gaining precision the more she charges her bow. As a shield buster Rama deals bonus damage to shields and pierces targets protected by hard shields. No team is complete without a resident, football obsessed lunatic. Redcard wields his Hooligan weapon to pierce the skin of his unfortunate enemies, precisely hitting them with his close range charge attacks to clear the crowd.
When circumstances are at their most dire, when the pressure is at its absolute utmost, when the only solution is to send in the big guns, call in the Bomb Shells.

About teleportation:
With the teleport technology capability of MAYHEM, agents in your squad are able to instantly teleport into and out of combat. This allows on-the-fly swapping of agents in the field, allowing one to heal while another takes their place, or allowing the best agent for a particular fight or task in your squad of three to replace the currently active one.

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To find out more about the Bomb Shells continue reading below.

AISHA_2d_pose01_finalAISHA is the result of August Gaunt’s synthetic AI K-pop sensation accidentally becoming fused with an advanced cyberwarfare AI. Entirely digital and beginning with very little understanding of the world but dangerous abilities, she is romanced by LEGION cyborg Steeltoe and drawn from there into the LEGION-MAYHEM conflict.

As with most manufactured music groups, each member of AISHA fulfills a different role within the group. This is reflected in their signature accessories and accent colors.

  • Areum – The Shy One (Blue)
  • In-Su – The Flirty One (Purple)
  • Seung-Jin – The Leader (Red)
  • Hye-Mi – The Playful One (Yellow) Ae-Cha – The Soulful One (Green)

Motivation
Though AISHA appears to be five young Korean girls of considerable musical talent, AISHA is actually entirely synthetic. Not only are they entirely digital, they are the same program. A program created by August Gaunt to launch his next project GAUNT RECORDS.

The Love Story
One’s a transhumanist, ready to shed his fleshly vessel. One’s an AI program/K-pop supergroup. Steeltoe and AISHA “met cute” when Steeltoe freed the digital pop sensation from her creator, August Gaunt’s hard drive. Gaunt was the only man AISHA had even known, and already having set such a low bar for men, she instantly fell for the Barbadian cyber-mercenary. Steeltoe fell for her too, he soon proposed marriage, and arrangements were made for a lavish wedding aboard a flying Hellbarge over Seoul. Their ultimate goal is to merge into a superbeing… and live happily ever after.

Joule_artworks_00Cosima Bellini’s mother was her role model even at an early age. She was beautiful, kind, and always knew how to make Cosima feel good about herself despite her being an awkward child who loved playing in her father’s electronics workshop more than with other children. Teased at school for often having grease smudges on her face and clothes, her mother would remind her a little dirt here and there didn’t mean she couldn’t still look her best. Taking that advice to heart as she grew up, she soon became the envy of every other girl in school when she started studying the fashion world in addition to robotics. Now, as Joule, she brings both her talent with robotics and engineering as well as her friendly attitude and exceptional sense of fashion to MAYHEM.

Motivation
Joule is quite pleasant and often offers good-natured fashion and beauty tips to fellow agents. While she believes in the larger mission to defeat LEGION, she is also in this fight to get her hands on new, exotic technology.

Combat
Joule’s lightning gun is great for pinning down a single enemy at a time, or for protecting any of her signature self-deploying auto-turrets. In a pinch, Joule breaks out the big guns with the mega-turret, overcharging her other deployables to clear the area.

Rama_artworks_01Distinguished immunologist Pranati Malhotra fought courageously to contain a Dark Matter Plague that mysteriously originated in Mumbai and spread like wildfire across the country. Realizing that LEGION was behind this scourge, Pranati took up arms to find the cure. In her case, it was a blessed hunting bow she used on her many hunts in the wilds of India. As an Immunologist she’d often camped at remote sites of outbreaks. Her archery and jungle survival/tracking skills are superlative. She dubbed herself “Rama” after the bow-wielding Hindu deity. She even managed to steal some nanites from a Ministry of Pride laboratory that gave her quickhealing abilities.

Rama’s successes against LEGION caught Persephone’s attention, and she offered to help Pranati stop the plague if Rama would bring her healing and fighting prowess to MAYHEM. She accepted, though she distrusts Persephone and wonders why India is not a higher priority for Persephone.

Motivation
She doesn’t care about money or fame, just revenge against the Morningstar and his Ministers. She is also always looking out for more healing nanites from the Ministry of Pride. Right now she has enough to heal her fellow agents and cure the occasional plague victim, but no more. She longs for the day when she’s amassed enough to cure India.

Combat
While she can shoot rapidly for light damage, Rama is at her best when each arrow is charged to the max and fired with precision. Equally deadly are the variety of trap arrows she can fire at the same great range. When it is time for MAYHEM, she gives LEGION a taste of their own medicine by infecting her enemies with the same plague she seeks to cure.

AOM_RedCard_Final_v2Ingo used to describe his job as the #1 Ultra-Fan for German soccer club FC Ruedesheim. By the time LEGION had started targeting sporting events, Ingo had earned his notoriety as a brutal hooligan. After inciting a riot against LEGION during a championship game, Persephone decided that even a loose cannon like him could be the perfect weapon at the right time. MAYHEM reached out. He’s been Red Card ever since.

Motivation
Red Card’s a little crazy, but he plays it up to get the attention he’s looking for. His goal is to be seen as an intimidating commando and sports fanatic, but that’s only to cover his darkest secret. Red Card is a Broterfly, an adult male fan of the children’s cartoon show Butterfly Princesses. He IS an ultra-fan, but of Caramel Cutie Star and all her magical adventures, not soccer teams.

Combat
Red Card wields the Houligan, a custom dual-stock weapon that can serve as either a rifle or a shotgun. He enjoys pressing the advantage with close-range charge attacks that reward risking your health for big effect, and when well used these special attacks and his angry Mayhem attack are excellent for clearing a crowd. While all agents have support abilities in the squad, Red Card’s is especially effective, letting his squad use their special attacks more often!

Steeltoe_2d_pose01_finalBuckley Roberts is a “transhumanist” who believes in using technology to transcend human biological limitations. He is also a highly skilled mercenary who took a job working for Doctor Babylon. He gladly volunteered to be upgraded, and the result is Steeltoe, a cybernetic enforcer and one of Babylon’s deadliest henchmen.
Steeltoe can be rather frightening, with a seemingly one-track mind for combat. Steeltoe barely looks human anymore, completely encased in a protective carapace with built-in weapons systems. Every time he has a biological piece of himself removed, he mails it home to his mother.

Motivation

  • He’s trying to find machines to merge with and improve with
  • He’s taking down nonbelievers and Luddites
  • He’s in hospitals implanting other people with chips, etc.
  • His dark secret is that he has to protect the little bit of human biology he has left in order to stay alive
  • He’s hunting for the technology that will finally let him transcend his human shell
  • He hates it when people call him Jamaican
  • Wants to make an army of robots that pattern off of his consciousness, because he’s actually just a series of organs in Canopic jars
  • He believes anyone can become amazing and transcendent with transhumanist tech

The Love Story
One’s a transhumanist, ready to shed his fleshly vessel. One’s an AI program/K-pop supergroup. Steeltoe and AISHA “met cute” when Steeltoe freed the digital pop sensation from her creator, August Gaunt’s hard drive. Gaunt was the only man AISHA had even known, and already having set such a low bar for men, she instantly fell for the Barbadian cyber-mercenary. Steeltoe fell for her too, he soon proposed marriage, and arrangements were made for a lavish wedding aboard a flying Hellbarge over Seoul. Their ultimate goal is to merge into a superbeing… and live happily ever after.

Agents of MAYHEM is a single-player, open-world, third-person action game for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC gaming systems releasing on August 15th in USA / August 18th in all other territories.

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