Thursday, July 9, 2009

So, there's a new Mechwarrior game coming out.

That's right! Our good ol' friend Jordan Weisman decided that he'd take out the ol' Mechwarrior franchise for another spin with a new game. The teaser trailer was just released and can be seen here. It's important to note that the trailer is pre-rendered, and Weisman has stated that it's just supposed to be indicative of what the game "should be".

I thought the trailer looked pretty awesome. Sure, it's pre-rendered, but it's really just exciting that they're making a new Mechwarrior game. For those of you unfamiliar with the Mechwarrior franchise, the whole thing takes place in the BattleTech universe. The last game to be released was in 2002, Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries, however the series has been around since the SNES days. Weisman has stated that this is to be a re-boot of the franchise, and not a direct sequel.

Another interesting part is that the game is not only coming out for PC (like the last few installments have), but also for the Xbox 360. I think the game will definitely appeal to the Xbox market, especially if it has online play. This could be the next definitive Xbox LIVE mech-battle game that we've been missing out on, since they never came out with a Mechassault 3. Honestly, I'd prefer Mechwarrior over Mechassault any day. I'm pretty excited that the original guys are going to be working on it, so hopefully it will remain a proper Mechwarrior game. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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