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Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries dated, hits in a little less than a year

The classic series returns, with Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries, Looking pretty great, developer Piranha Games’ is prepping the series to return in September 2019.

Return of the Mech

It’s been while. You might not realize it (I didn’t), but Mechwarrior 4 was released a ridiculously long time ago. Way back in the year 2000. Now, depending on your current age, you might not think that was all that long ago, but 18 years is… yeah, it’s a while. So it’s about time that fans got a followup.

Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries is that game. In development for some time, the latest look at it was released recently at Mech_Con. As you can see from the video, it’s looking darn good. And fans should be pleased to learn that it’ll hold over many of the elements that have made the series so popular.

A multi-year campaign will be the star, taking place during the “Third and Fourth Succession Wars.” There you’ll get to not only pilot your mech, but also “build” and “manage” it on the fly. You’ll grab mercenary contracts for missions, which will then play out in either solo format, or with wingmen. Those don’t have to be single-player however, as co-op play is apparently a part of things as well.

So the game’s looking great, and sounds like it might please the fanbase too. Unfortunately, if you’re one of those fans, you’ll still have a while to wait for it. Mechwarior 5: Mercenaries isn’t scheduled to hit the PC till September 10th, 2019.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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