The core of the game features Duelists -- who pilot war machines known as Gears -- battling for fame and fortune in the highly competitive, action packed sporting arenas on the interstellar planet Terra Nova. Pilots can use their winnings to invest in more advanced Gears, weapons and equipment that allow them to participate in more dangerous, hence more profitable, events. Gears are also extremely customizable from their weapon loadouts to their paint schemes.
Stompy Bot has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their online multiplayer mecha title Heavy Gear Assault. The developers have set a goal of $800,000, after raising more than $118,000 on their site and temporarily crashing their servers due to the overwhelming response.
Heavy Gear Assault will stay true to the legacy established by the original games by focusing on action oriented, personal combat. The title balances the long range battles that mecha titles are known for with the devastating melee combat Heavy Gear fans expect. Pilots will be able to unleash shocking combos to demolish their opponents as well as thrill the crowds.
The game utilizes a dynamic destruction engine that shows visible, physical damage to Gears and the environment. Damage to specific body parts affects performance which creates tactical options. One pilot might choose to target an opponent’s leg to slow them down. Another player could blow off an enemy’s arm to force them to drop their main weapon. Even the arena can become a weapon for cunning players that use firepower to level obstacles or create their own cover.
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