^_^ From the makers of the latest crowdfunded Shadowrun games will come a new BattleTech game. It will be a turn-based game following your squads of robots.
BattleTech and MechWarrior are based on the same BattleTech universe. This new game has the support of Jordon Weisman, the co-creator of the BattleTech universe, and Mitch Gitelman, the producer and [a] designer of the MechCommander games.
I'm not sure if I want to donate at $25 for the game or $50 for the beta access. (Seems to be a thing in crowdfunded games nowadays.) *-) I believe I read the game will retail at $40... but we all know it will go on sale after a few months. n.n
Unlike the Shadowrun games, there's been no mention of a game editor. There is, however, PvP play intended in the form of arena combat.
For those familiar to BattleTech, the game will take place in the Inner Sphere_before_ the Clans attack. (The classic MechWarrior 2 series, released 1995, took place around the Clan Invasion.) It takes place in the Succession Wars, where presumably the 5 houses each try to get to the top of the heap. The team hints at future games which will include the Clans.
And the mechs potentially included so far? (Remember, no Clan mechs!)
BATTLETECH is in pre-production, so many decisions, like the final 'Mech roster, are not yet determined. But here are the 'Mechs we're currently planning to include:
LIGHT: Locust, Commando, Spider, Firestarter, Jenner, Panther, Raven, Urbanmech
MEDIUM: Cicada, Blackjack, Vindicator, Centurion, Enforcer, Hunchback, Trebuchet, Griffin, Kintaro, Shadowhawk, Wolverine
HEAVY: Dragon, Quickdraw, Catapult, JagerMech, Thunderbolt, Cataphract, Grasshopper, Orion
ASSAULT: Awesome, Victor, Zeus, BattleMaster, Stalker, Highlander, Banshee, King Crab, Atlas