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Emabulator 04-11-2018 12:41 PM

Battletech Story Trailer


STOCKHOLM - April 11, 2018 - Paradox Interactive and Harebrained Schemes today released the final installment in their BATTLETECH Basics video series, exploring the games story of noble politics and betrayal among the stars. The first turn-based tactical ‘Mech PC game in over 20 years, BATTLETECH will be available on April 24, 2018.

“BATTLETECH is Game of Thrones meets Pacific Rim in space,” said Mitch Gitelman, studio manager at Harebrained Schemes. “[Kamea] hires you to do the types of jobs that her standing army can’t do.”

“That is within the context of your larger campaign, of reputation building and working for all the different houses… It’s a wonderful way to get a true, classic BATTLETECH story,” said Jordan Weisman, CEO of Harebrained Schemes and creator the MechWarrior and BATTLETECH universe. “This really opens it up for the player to extend their own story of their mercenary unit, in whichever direction they want to go.”

Developed by Harebrained Schemes, the studio responsible for the critically acclaimed Shadowrun Returns series, BATTLETECH is the next generation of turn-based tactical ‘Mech combat. In BATTLETECH, you play as the commander of a mercenary company on the edges of civilized space, negotiating and executing a variety of combat contracts while attempting to keep your ‘Mechwarriors happy and your operations prosperous. The game’s story features the player falling in with the deposed ruler of a noble house and, fighting for either coin or cause, becoming a player in her bid to retake her throne. BATTLETECH will be available for PC and Mac, at a suggested retail price of $39.99. Linux will be added post-launch.

“It’s knights and nobility, except instead of knights, it’s giant war machines,” said Mike McCain, game director of BATTLETECH.

brandonjclark 04-11-2018 02:57 PM

The gameplay for this looks pretty good. Keeping my eye on this one.

stalazon 04-12-2018 01:17 AM

Now this, this I am excited for.

ashikenshin 04-12-2018 07:46 AM

I wonder how much of the SJW infection is present in this game.

Not looking forward to it as much now. Still a bit excited to play a strategy Battletech game again.

Fubl 04-12-2018 10:28 AM

Battletech/mechwarrior have always been diverse. So i do not see why they would need to go much further

EL CABONG 04-12-2018 11:17 AM

Looking forward to this.

I know one of the lead devs is a Trans or whatever but I am not too worried about a bunch of sjw nonsense. Battletech is about neo feudalism. Most SJW crap would stick out like a sore thumb. I have recently been reading some of the novels (granted they are 20 plus years old) and other than having more women in combat roles than tends to be the case in most real world milatry units it's not super pc.

Coldeath 04-13-2018 12:10 AM

Looks really cool,
but is it just me, but paradox game = (Base game + 20 Dlc Packs)
Makes me feel like I should buy it in 2 years from now.

Skunk 04-13-2018 05:38 PM

It's all I can do to resist reinstalling MW:O....

JazGalaxy 04-15-2018 08:21 PM


Originally Posted by ashikenshin (Post 2510374)
I wonder how much of the SJW infection is present in this game.

Not looking forward to it as much now. Still a bit excited to play a strategy Battletech game again.

I don’t understand. What made you change opinion?

ashikenshin 04-16-2018 08:41 AM

I didn't need to know the political leanings of the people involved.

SpectralThundr 04-23-2018 08:21 PM

Preloaded. Sucks that it doesn't unlock til 10am tomorrow tho.

SpectralThundr 04-24-2018 06:03 PM

If you like turn based strategy and mech games Battletech is fucking amazeballs.

vallor 04-24-2018 10:31 PM


/dream crushed :(

ashikenshin 04-24-2018 11:27 PM

he, she, they

choose your pronouns bigot!

The portrait characters are ugly AF. Seems they think everyone must be an ugly MF.

The banter with pop culture references is cringy. I will see if I can turn that shit off.

Combat is ok, bit annoying at first.

SpectralThundr 04-25-2018 04:59 AM


Originally Posted by vallor (Post 2511064)

/dream crushed :(

MW5 will have co op or so they say, though I never hold my breath on anything PGI says. HBS on the other hand are on a roll, Shadowrun was great, Battletech however is fucking brilliant.

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