How exactly does one kickstart a Battlemech?

Subject: General Tech | July 29, 2015 - 01:46 PM |
Tagged: gaming, Mechwarrior, battletech

BattleTech is coming back baby!  Harebrained Schemes who have successfully rebooted the Shadowrun RPG system on PC and who are in the final steps of releasing the third game in that world have just announced plans to start a new Kickstarter campaign.  This time it will be a trip to the world of Battletech, the details are slim but we can expect to see both the larger view of the Battletech galaxy and the Houses that populate it as well as mech management and combat.  From what Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN were told this will be turn-based, not the FPS style of the Mechwarrior series of old.  No matter, this news is still exciting so keep your eyes peeled for more information.

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"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."

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July 29, 2015 | 02:00 PM - Posted by Zabojnik

Insta-backed. After Dragonfall DC I have complete confidence in Harebrained. Most professionally run gaming Kickstarters too.

My wallet is ready.

July 29, 2015 | 10:19 PM - Posted by JackNF (not verified)

Man I played so much 'Crescent Hawk's Inception' back in the day, never cared much for the followup 'Crescent Hawk's Revenge' specifically because it started moving away from the pure turn-based combat system I loved so much in the first game. Given how Harebrained has handled Shadowrun this is definitely an insta-back for me whenever the kickstarter goes live.

July 30, 2015 | 12:36 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Ok I loved Mechwarrior 2 Mercenaries so I'm excited about this.

July 30, 2015 | 04:02 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

This is turn based strategy, it will be very different. I'd rather see a new mechwarrior game, but I'll definitely give this one a chance.

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