Piranha Games is now accepting preorders
for no fewer than three different community editions of MechWarrior 5:
Mercenaries, the upcoming mechanized first-person shooter sequel. These
include bonuses for the new mostly single-player game, as well as some perks for
its older sibling, MechWarrior Online which alone are said to be equal in cash
value to the cost of the special editions, which range in cost from $49.99 to
$119.99. They also offer a new trailer
showing off gameplay. Here's a bit from the announcement on the game itself:
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is modeled after the gameplay style from
MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries, granting players the freedom to run their campaigns
how they choose. In MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, pilots will build, manage, and
guide their own mercenary unit through a multi-year campaign during the
sprawling Third and Fourth Succession Wars.
Whether braving missions alone, alongside AI-controlled pilots, or with the help
of up to three friends via co-op play, pilots will face complicated situations
with no perfect solution as they choose which contracts to accept, where in the
galaxy to direct their attention, and how to balance repairs or upgrades with
maintaining their unitís precious resources.
Osc8r wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 19:24: One of the most memorable things about MW was the audio, but all we get here is shitty music.
'enemy mech detected'
Hope they make it like MW2 where the missions were hard, and fighting enemy mechs was a challenge. Instead of some nonstop arcade slaughter fest with instant rotation.
The music in MechWarrior 2 was synthetic with ethnic percussion, which was perfect for BattleTech's universe of warring houses. However, the music in MechWarrior Mercenaries was more heavy metal / rock themed. I do hear a hint of that in the trailer music. I think it's fine.
William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 ó Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!