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MechWarrior 5: Clans to present an all-new experience for consoles and PC in 2024

Don’t let the “MechWarrior 5” designation fool you, Clans is something brand new, bringing turmoil to the Inner Sphere in 2024.

It’s an Invasion

So first, yes this new MechWarrior title has the “MechWarrior 5” name attached to it. Even though that last release is the basis for the game, Clans is a standalone title, and one that holds quite a bit of promise for fans and newcomers alike.

Piranha Games is actually billing this new adventure as a perfect “jumping on” point for those who are looking to get into the deep and intertwined universe of MechWarrior, and for a good reason. The upcoming title will not only feature the classic, strategic gameplay that the BattleTech license is known for, but it’ll also star a storyline that will retell one of the biggest events in its fiction.

If you haven’t figured that out by now, we’re talking about the Clan Invasion of 3050, last seen in gaming in 1995’s MechWarrior 2. The resulting conflict brought about a period of massive upheaval in the political framework of the Inner Sphere worlds.

IN the new game, players will take on the role of a Clan Smoke Jaguar pilot, and wage war through a series of missions in what’s looking like an extremely detailed and very much scripted campaign. Clans’ campaign is basically the opposite of the procedurally-generated MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries.

MechWarrior 5: Clans features a captivating and intricately crafted story that immerses players in the conflicts of the Clan Invasion. The campaign takes place across a variety of planets through stunning, meticulously designed biomes where immersive realism is baked into every detail. Hand crafted maps and missions deliver engaging combat, both complex and chaotic, demanding thoughtful, strategic play. Tactical options abound with an all new cast of customizable Clan Mechs boasting sleek and powerful Clan technologies. MechWarrior 5: Clans explores a pivotal time in the MechWarrior universe brought on by the Clan Invasion and incredible technological advances in Mech warfare, reflected within the Clan Invasion time period.

MechWarrior 5: Clans follows the elite five-mech squad, a “Star”, from the Smoke Jaguar Clan. The promising cast of rookie pilots complete their training on their home world of Huntress just ahead of the Clan Invasion, a critical turning point in the BattleTech lore. The game immerses players in both the personal and military conflicts of the Clan Invasion . As you progress through the campaign, you’ll experience a deeply engaging narrative that unfolds with well-developed characters and moral dilemmas that keep you on the edge of your seat.

Piranha Games press release

While MechWarrior 5: Clans is sounding great, it’s still a ways off. The title won’t arrive til some time next year, for the PC, and Xbox and PlayStation platforms.

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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