New MechWarrior Announced, Full Trailer Arrives

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 09, 2009 6:26am PDT

As was teased earlier in the week, a new MechWarrior game has been confirmed by co-creator Jordan Weisman in an interview with IGN, and a concept trailer released.

The PC and Xbox 360 game titled simply 'MechWarrior' is being developed by Piranha Games in Unreal Engine 3, in collaboration with Weisman's company Smith & Tinker.

Development began in October so many fine details have yet to be finalised, but it is confirmed to be in the "action sim" style of the previous games. Information warfare will become an important element, including launching drones to survey the battlefield.

Co-op with 1-4 players is planned, along with multiplayer modes containing elements of persistence and Call of Duty-style progression. Cross-platform play for all modes is "a large goal of ours," according to Piranha president Russ Bullock.

MechWarrior is intended to provide a reboot for the mech combat simulator series, and is focused on a family serving House Davion at the end of the Third Succession War.

A publisher is still being sought for MechWarrior, and no release date is known.

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  • I was just a kid when the MechWarrior games came out but I still loved them and played them to death. Too bad I was not able to comprehend the story or tactical aspect of the game :( I just liked shooting stuff down with robots.

    I was a little older by the time the Armored Core series rolled around and I was able to get more into that but I knew it wasent nearly as complicated and I preffered the FPV of MW over AC's 3rd Person.

    One time I bought a GamePro magazine and they had a 4 page spread on an Armored Core tournament that was held in the U.S. and that hyped me soooo much but internet connections were really bad here so I never got into multiplayer except 1v1 in friend houses. It was my first glimpse at competitive videogaming and hooked me but CS got my attention shortly after.

    Does anyone remember this tournament were a guy supposedly had the world record kill time of 4 seconds? It was the World Championship or US National or something with a big name like that.

    God I wish this game is good so that I can truly enjoy it this time. BTW any ideas of where I can get the previous MW games? Have they been released for free or know of a digital distribution outlet that has them.

    Gotta love the comments of some of you guys, really interesting to read for sure.