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BATTLETECH by Harebrained Schemes (releases April 24th, 2018!)
« on: September 02, 2015, 01:02:29 PM »
Pre-order on Steam and GOG available April 24th.







BATTLETECH was announced, or at least I first found out about it at Harebrained Schemes' booth at PAX 2015. The graphic design really caught my eye, so I looked into it. The game is in early pre-production and no actual game art has been shown yet, but I suspect it will run off the same engine as their Shadowrun franchise (Returns, Dragonfall, Hong Kong). (They later confirmed the game will run on Unity.)

Kickstarter campaign, which ended 11/3/15

From the site:
Harebrained Schemes is pleased to announce their return to Kickstarter this Fall to partner with Backers in co-funding the creation of BATTLETECH. Jordan Weisman, the creator of BattleTech and MechWarrior, is back with the first turn-based BattleTech game for PC in over two decades. Steeped in the feudal political intrigue of the BattleTech universe, the game will feature an open-ended Mercenaries-style campaign that blends RPG ‘Mech and MechWarrior management with modern turn-based tactics.

w00t!

All the info you need can be found at battletechgame.com.

New, the "final" 'Mech list for the game is in this article.



« Last Edit: April 25, 2018, 05:38:58 PM by Meridian »


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Re: BATTLETECH by Harebrained Schemes (releases April 24th, 2018!)
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2015, 10:49:57 PM »
Oh dear me...

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Re: BATTLETECH by Harebrained Schemes (releases April 24th, 2018!)
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2015, 11:54:11 PM »
not another mech game since most of em never captured people hearts.

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Re: BATTLETECH by Harebrained Schemes (releases April 24th, 2018!)
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2015, 07:45:21 PM »
not another mech game since most of em never captured people hearts.

Its not another, its the original. I'm looking forward to this for sure.
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Re: BATTLETECH by Harebrained Schemes (releases April 24th, 2018!)
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2015, 05:18:20 PM »
If the game is something more than an action game, I'll be very impressed.

Maybe.

Still, I can hope.

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Re: BATTLETECH by Harebrained Schemes (releases April 24th, 2018!)
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2015, 01:38:58 AM »
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the first turn-based

lost me at turn-based, sorry.

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Re: BATTLETECH by Harebrained Schemes (releases April 24th, 2018!)
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2015, 10:53:24 PM »
Maligner, thanks for sharing that. It's good to hear a little more about what to expect. The multiplayer arena stretch goal sounds amazing. They'll at least get my base copy money for that :)

And now, we have a date and time it goes live. Set your calendars, boys and girls.



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Re: BATTLETECH by Harebrained Schemes (releases April 24th, 2018!)
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2015, 12:28:34 AM »
Already backed :)  Very excite.

Pre-clan wars era... so, all inner-sphere.  Atlas is King.

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Re: BATTLETECH by Harebrained Schemes (releases April 24th, 2018!)
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2015, 12:32:17 AM »
Oh geez.... A mech game  :o

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Re: BATTLETECH by Harebrained Schemes (releases April 24th, 2018!)
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2015, 11:31:32 AM »
Oh man, the BattleTech universe was my main tabletop gaming obsession while I was in school in the 90's.

The pre-clan wars thing will be awesome because the Inner Sphere political drama was always fun.

I would always enjoy playing as either a regular in House Kurita or as part of Sorenson's Sabers (who were in the service of  the Draconis Combine anyway)



After the clan invasions though, I really liked playing as ComStar because of the kooky cult aspect of them



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Re: BATTLETECH by Harebrained Schemes (releases April 24th, 2018!)
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2015, 08:06:08 PM »
Found a free PDF detailing a brief touchpoint on all of the BattleTech universe. It's quite expansive!

When reading through it, keep in mind that the new game will, according to the devs in Magliner's video, takes place in 3025, so that should help you know what will be available and what the political landscape of the game will be like.


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Re: BATTLETECH by Harebrained Schemes (releases April 24th, 2018!)
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2015, 12:55:43 PM »
Was perusing the Mechwarrior Online site, as one does when researching this IP, and I instantly fell in love with the look of this one.

If I were to go out and buy one right now, this would be it just based on looks. It is called the Marauder Special, and while MWO takes place in a future era than our new BattleTech, do any of you fans of the classic games know if we could expect this to appear there? How does a Marauder stack up against others, what role does it play, etc?


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Re: BATTLETECH by Harebrained Schemes (releases April 24th, 2018!)
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2015, 02:00:51 PM »
There are classic Marauders but they don't look quite like that.

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Re: BATTLETECH by Harebrained Schemes (releases April 24th, 2018!)
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2015, 02:04:07 PM »
It's been so long....

I remember the PPC's but wasn't sure about the autocannon size. I referred to a wiki entry (which is a great place for the info on mechs and their variants) for more info. The autocannon is an autocannon 5, which matches the range profile of the PPC's. So it's a rather long range mech. These weapons are penalized at closer ranges, so it really is a stand off heavy mech.