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Post by Dan @ 09:21am 10/07/09 | 22 Comments
As hinted at a couple of days ago, those teaser trailers were part of a larger whole and today Piranha Games and Smith & Tinker have released the complete debut trailer for MechWarrior.

An exclusive interview with IGN reveals that while developer Piranha Games is still fishing for a publisher, the game is being constructed for PC and Xbox 360, built on Unreal Engine 3 tech.

The tasty bits of the Q&A include a year 3015 setting with a new story not necessarily correlated to previous games and a cooperative play focus with a goal of four players. Unfortunately they were unclear as to how much of a simulation focus there would be due to the limitations of console play but it is at least made clear that the lead developer is very much a PC MechWarrior fan and wants to bring that experience back this time around.

The Game has only been in development for nine months so there's still a lot to work out, most big features like the scope of multiplayer and whether it will have FMV cut-scenes etc hinge on what kind of publishing deal and eventual budget they settle on. Things are certainly looking promising though, MechWarrior fans stay tuned!



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Latest Comments
euphoria
Posted 09:26am 10/7/09
Looks good!
demon
Posted 09:29am 10/7/09
lookin' & sounding good so far & the inclusion of 4player co-op sounds righteous. :D
Any
Posted 09:31am 10/7/09
Hope they can do mechs better than they can do transformers...
Reality
Posted 09:59am 10/7/09
if it has the same multiplayer options as MW4 vengeance and mercs did (CTF was awesome, nothing like modifying a mad cat or daishi for maximum speed and running a couple of flag runs as stunned cougars and ravens looked on ;D), then i'll be totally content

of course, MW4 mercs still has lots of online players, so I could just go play that if this goes to hell, but it looks like this could be the much-needed revival of the franchise!
Khel
Posted 10:01am 10/7/09
I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt, because after having worked on licensed titles myself, I know how many s***** decisions (storywise and gameplay wise) and unrealistic deadlines get forced on you by the producers and publishers, its often not necessarily the developer's fault when licensed titles turn out s***.

Hopefully now that they're working with the ex-FASA dude and they've got pretty much free reign to do things right, they'll shine.
cyph
Posted 10:08am 10/7/09
I'm expecting lots of whinging from people about how as it appears to be set in 3015, there is no Omni mechs.

Other that that.... SWEEEEEEEEEEET
Fuzzy
Posted 11:15am 10/7/09
I love everything about this video, except for the fact that the pilot comes down under a round parachute after ejecting.... roundies still being used in the year 3015 is laughable!

Also, mechwarrior 4 for free! Woooooo

http://battletech.catalystgamelabs.com/2009/07/09/mektek-net-to-distribute-mechwarrior-for-free-on-battletech-com
giririsss
Posted 11:26am 10/7/09
Looks the goods.

Except one thing

Please for the love of GOD have new mech types in the game. Atlas's might be nice for historical purposes, but ....... been done for the last 5 iterations of the game.

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demon
Posted 11:37am 10/7/09
I love everything about this video, except for the fact that the pilot comes down under a round parachute after ejecting.... roundies still being used in the year 3015 is laughable!

lols. well it is a trailer :P the bit with the pilot going 'omgz!' when he sees the atlas in his face is pretty silly... ya gotta wonder if there is gonna be smoke that obscures radar in the game! also, thanatos (i think) vs atlas... pfft, if it was a daishi then fair enough! ;]

also, also, it looks like the thanatos(?) strafes behind the building to avoid a missile salvo... that would be cool! :D

last edited by demon at 11:37:59 10/Jul/09
icewyrm
Posted 11:46am 10/7/09
lols. well it is a trailer :P the bit with the pilot going 'omgz!' when he sees the atlas in his face is pretty silly... ya gotta wonder if there is gonna be smoke that obscures radar in the game! also, thanatos (i think) vs atlas... pfft, if it was a daishi then fair enough! ;]


Looks like a Warhammer, I don't recall it being available in mw2, mw3 or mw4 or their expansions, so it's a nifty inclusion.


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Mantorok
Posted 11:46am 10/7/09
It's a Warhammer (the mech being piloted flashes up on the right of the HUD, while targetted mechs appear on the left).

There won't be any new mechs, it's a reboot set in 3015. Though they have said they're trying to make each of the mechs unique and include piloting experience so sticking with a mech can be more useful then just buying something bigger.
demon
Posted 11:58am 10/7/09
ahh the warhammer. swoit! mmm dual ppcs :D

one of the things i did like about mw4 was the effect of the ppc on enemy mechs... it jerks thier view around n covers them with blue sparks making it hard for them to accurately retailiate (unless they r a bot).
Khel
Posted 12:02pm 10/7/09
The interview is really good, has lots of info on what their plans are, and yeah there is going to be stuff that obscures radar. They said they want to make it as much a game of information warfare as outright shooting things, so you can't just see someone on your radar when they're on the other side of the map and target them, you actually need to have your scout mechs out scouting and finding the positions of the enemies before you can see them on your radar, or launch unmanned drones or something. It also means you can hide/escape easier because if you disappear into a city and the other person loses you, he can no longer target you or see you on the radar.

They want to make all the different types of mechs actually useful and have real roles to fulfill, so a light mech isn't just something you use until you can get a bigger mech with bigger guns, it actually fills a proper scouting role and can do hit and run attacks and stuff. Sounds pretty sweet.
mooby
Posted 03:12pm 10/7/09
yay! ive been waiting for a good mechwarrior sequel for 10years now! i used to put mw2 cd in the car... had a great industrial sound track.

*edit* looks like they have really captured the atmosphere of the old mw series. hope the missions are good.

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FraktuRe
Posted 03:16pm 10/7/09
3015 sure does look a lot like what 2015 will probably look like, though (minus the mechs.. maybe).
Infidel
Posted 09:27pm 11/7/09
that looks like the ducks nuts
X
Posted 10:41am 12/7/09
Been waiting a long time for another MechWarrior, with any luck they'll take queue from the previous MechWarriors with the view of customizing the hell out of the mechs, lots of fun at LAN's.
tequila
Posted 11:01am 12/7/09
wicked, this is something I'd upgrade hardware for if i had to
been waiting for this kinda game to come out for a while
reload!
Posted 11:18am 12/7/09
I love the way the lasers look/feel. It's just like the originals.
3dee
Posted 04:45pm 12/7/09
Looks pretty sweet. I remember played MW2 but it was sweeeet. The graphics and stuff were awesome.

Hogfather
Posted 06:03pm 12/7/09
Think I'm get me some of that freeby Mechwarrior slaw when they release it, too much nostalgia in that vid!
Trin
Posted 06:05pm 12/7/09
cant find any release date for it :(
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