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MechWarrior reboot news coming soon
Posted: 29.09.2011 17:20 by Comments: 13
Fans of the BattleTech universe can get excited, as developer Piranha Games is announcing that news about their MechWarrior reboot will be coming very soon. The game is being advised by Jordan Weisman of Smith & Tinker and co-founder of the BattleTech / MechWarrior IP.

Simply titled MechWarrior, the game is set in the traditional BattleTech world on the planet Deshler in the year 3015. The player takes on the role of Adrian Khol, who is described as "a wayward nobleman who prefers partying and shirking responsibility over his training and studies." His priorities are radically changed when House Kurita launches a massive invasion to conquer Deshler, resulting in the death of his entire family.

Piranha is promising a "dynamic-destructive urban battlefield", with both classic and new mechs from the BattleTech universe. The game will also feature a persistent character development model. The developer also plans a single player campaign which can support co-op, as well as multiplayer gameplay.

“There are ambitious plans for this new MechWarrior”, president of Piranha Games Russ Bullock states, “We want to capture the sense that you're piloting a giant, walking war machine in the middle of an incredibly dynamic battlefield”.

Weisman puts it best: “Nothing is ever as satisfying as unleashing the kind of firepower that only a mech contains and watching it ravage your target."

MechWarrior is being developed for the PC and the Xbox 360.
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Comments

By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Sep 29, 2011
SirRoderick
....AT LAST!

*faints*
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Sep 29, 2011
JonahFalcon
You feinted? You faked an attack? :D
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Sep 29, 2011
herodotus
There'll be a load of expectations on this one. Been playing the Mechwarrior Mod for "Crysis" - Living Legends Beta (brilliant, btw) and "Mech Commander II" recently so I'm ready and waiting.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Sep 29, 2011
nocutius
This brings back memories :).
I'm guessing this will sell a ton in Japan.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Sep 29, 2011
SirRoderick
@Jonah
Oops...corrected that unfortunate display of apparent dyslexia with utmost vigor. It's the shock you see.
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Sep 29, 2011
djole381
Good to know that this game isn't dead. I hope it gets released soon.
By Knave (SI Core) on Sep 29, 2011
Knave
Man, I'm setting the bar pretty high on this one! Don't disappoint me!
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Sep 30, 2011
FoolWolf
Cool - last time I played a mech-game was when the quake engine felt new ;)
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Sep 30, 2011
SirRoderick
I've played Mechwarrior 4 and Mechcommander 2 quite recently. Still actually fun to play.
By chiefone (SI Veteran Member) on Oct 02, 2011
chiefone
I WANT SOOOO BAD! I never understood why they never made another.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Oct 03, 2011
JonahFalcon
This game is why all of the MechWarriors are free now.
By HiredGoon (SI Newbie) on Oct 16, 2011
HiredGoon
I also never understood why Microsoft let the series lapse for so long. They did the same with the Links golf series. Weisman had to buy the FASA licenses back from them.

I played the sh*t out of Mechwarrior 4 and I hope they haven't dumbed it down for the masses too much.
By Disturbed_Child (I just got here) on Oct 27, 2011
Disturbed_Child
nerdgasm