It's been a while since the Kickstarted relaunch of the Battletech series met its funding goal and the team at Harebrained Schemes got to work on development. But now, roughly two years later, Battletech has launched for pre-order on Steam and will be getting a full launch this April.
Battletech is a turned-based combat RPG where players command an army of giant robot mechs in a quest to take out opposing factions. Jordan Weisman, the creator of the original Mechwarrior/Battletech series has been involved in the relaunch of the series along with members of the team that worked on the Shadowrun Returns series. The Battlemech team took to Twitter to announce the impending release:
We bring you our first BATTLETECH Basics video! Learn more about the game's combat and what sets it apart! We're also very happy to tell you that BATTLETECH will arrive in April!— BattleTech Game (@BattleTech_Game) February 27, 2018
PRE-ORDER your copy TODAY:
Steam: https://t.co/KElvPxTnGa pic.twitter.com/a8akJIKMBG
There's no word on what specific day in April Battletech will be launching, but it can pre-ordered on Steam right now for $39.99 for the regular edition and $49.99 for the digital deluxe edition.
Blake Morse posted a new article, Battletech Steam Pre-Orders Available Now, Release Date Announced
Per an update on the kickstarter: if you backed it digitally on kickstarter, you'll get your GOG or Steam key a few days before release. Then just "activate" the key on your platform of choice.