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.
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.
After only gathering $45,000 of its $800,000 funding goal, Stompy Bot Productions has decided to cancel the Kickstarter campaign, issuing the following statement:
Thank you for your dedicated support. We appreciate and highly value everyone's opinions here which is why we have decided to cancel this KS campaign and continue crowd funding on heavygear.com. We believe very strongly in resurrecting the Heavy Gear franchise and giving the fans what they want. We are currently evaluating other strategies to raise awareness regarding Heavy Gear and looking at multiple means to get the Heavy Gear name out there. Thank you for your support everyone and stay tuned.
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