MechWarrior Online first gameplay trailer stomps out

At long last, the first first gameplay trailer for stompy free-to-play revival MechWarrior Online has been released. Yes indeedy there are plenty of lasers, missiles, cannons and explosions.

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You've read the developer diaries, you've scoured the interviews, and all you want from MechWarrior Online now, other than the game itself, is a release date, a detailed look at how its free-to-play model will work in practice, and a look at the game in action. While we can't give you all that, today we can offer that last part with the first official gameplay trailer.

MechWarrior Online is slated to launch some time in 2012. Developer Piranha Games hopes to support 12v12 mecha mayhem, but will drop down to 8v8 if it doesn't work out in testing.

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    March 13, 2012 1:30 PM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, MechWarrior Online first gameplay trailer stomps out.

    At long last, the first first gameplay trailer for stompy free-to-play revival MechWarrior Online has been released. Yes indeedy there are plenty of lasers, missiles, cannons and explosions.

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      March 13, 2012 1:44 PM

      Wow. That looks cool.

      Depending on how the rest of the campaign stuff is organized, I might actually play this.

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        March 14, 2012 7:23 AM

        there's a campaign ? i thought it was only online multiplayer ...

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      March 13, 2012 1:47 PM

      BEASTLY

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      March 13, 2012 1:48 PM

      Looks like a gigantic, steaming, pile of AWESOME!

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      March 13, 2012 3:11 PM

      I am ignorant in Mech Warior. Please explain to me how this is NOT pew pew boom ZZZZZ

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        March 13, 2012 3:53 PM

        The pew pew of Pulse Lasers firing, the boom of an AutoCannon 20 hitting your right arm, the ZZZZZZZ of Plasma hissing through the atmosphere? It is all those things!

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        March 13, 2012 4:25 PM

        uh-oh

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        March 13, 2012 4:36 PM

        You're in a giant, walking, 100-ton battle tank that isn't more agile than a 10-year old Chinese gymnast.

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        March 14, 2012 7:21 AM

        if you werent 13-15 in 1995 then you would be ignorant to Mech Warrior :) This was before pew pew was even a phrase

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      March 13, 2012 3:36 PM

      I love how the lasers carve a glowing line into an opponents armor.

      2012: The year or Mecha.

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      March 13, 2012 4:58 PM

      whomever made that video should commit suicide for that music. FUCK.

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        March 13, 2012 5:06 PM

        its not the devs, someone from the MWO Mercs forums took that footage and put it together without the interview portions from GDC.

        the actual in-game music they have going during the interview seemed pretty fucking great

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        March 14, 2012 7:21 AM

        Would you rather have Dubstep :P ?

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      March 13, 2012 6:50 PM

      noobs, focus fire one one leg! Looks nice, mw memories flooding back...

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      March 13, 2012 9:30 PM

      Sweet. This looks very stompy.

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      March 13, 2012 9:54 PM

      Too much Pulse lasers. Where are the PPCs???

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        March 13, 2012 10:01 PM

        the PPC also. One on each arm, and pack the rest full of gatling guns :D

        Ahhh Marauder, why are you not real.

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      March 14, 2012 7:54 AM

      That vid looks damn sexy! Gawd I am such a Battletech geek it hurts. So happy this IP is back in action.

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      March 14, 2012 8:56 AM

      Who on earth picked that soundtrack?

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