New MechWarrior Game Very Obviously Teased (Updated with More Videos)

By Alice O'Connor and Chris Faylor, Jul 07, 2009 8:04am PDT

Update: A few more videos have surfaced. Viewable below, the clips combine, like a Transformer, to provide a full look at what is undoubtedly a giant mechanical warrior.

Voodoo Extreme owner IGN claims it will clear up the "rumors" through the publication of an interview with MechWarrior liscensee Jordan Weisman and Piranha's Russ Bullock on Thursday, July 9 at 12:01 AM PDT. The rumors apparently began after footage popped up on YouTube, with IGN adding that the announcement "will rock your computer."

Original: A new MechWarrior game is under development by Piranha Games, according to a very short teaser trailer and unsubtle hints dropped by Voodoo Extreme. No other details are known, though the site suggests a full trailer will be released later this week.

"Oh my, what on Earth could this be about? Could it be... a new MechWarrior?! Gee, I suppose it could," were the words and links that accompanied the site's posting of the below teaser. "Perhaps a Piranha will post a proper trailer later in the week?"

Piranha Games has a quiet development history, with its most recent credit being "additional character and level art" on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Luxoflux's robo-tastic movie tie-in game Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Jordan Weisman, founder of MechWarrior creator FASA, announced in 2007 that his new company Smith & Tinker had licensed the electronic rights to the MechWarrior property from Microsoft--which had bought FASA--and intended to "surprise and delight old fans."

The mech combat simulator series' last installment was MechWarrior 4 in 2000, and developer FASA Interactive was closed in 2007. Microsoft has since permitted the upcoming Crysis mod MechWarrior: Living Legends to use the property.

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  • About fucking time. I thought I'd have to wait a few more years and maybe then get to play the Beta of Legends.

    The only thing I can say is I hope to god they don't completely ruin the series with another installment remeniscent of MW4.

    MW3 was pure sex at the time and MW2 wasn't bad either. This is a foolish thing to say, but please don't ruin the next MW game and make it something like Tribes1/2 to Tribes:Vengeance. If this is something similar to a arcade shooter made for a xBox controller with drop and drag vehicle creation similar to the MW4 mech configuration I'll... I don't know what I'll do.

    Not to say the UT3 engine is old, but why not go with the Crytek? Honestly the videos from legends look better then these videos on here.