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BattleTech

Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Developer: Harebrained Schemes
Release Date: April 24, 2018

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'BattleTech' Flashpoint Expansion Gets Dated, Season Pass and Mercenary Collection - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2018 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT

Steeped in the feudal political intrigue of the BattleTech universe, the game will feature an open-ended Mercenaries-style campaign that blends RPG, Mech and MechWarrior management with modern turn-based tactics.

Led by Jordan Weisman, creator of BattleTech and MechWarrior, Mitch Gitelman, Producer of the MechCommander series, and Mike McCain, Creative Director of the Shadowrun series.

Set in the year 3025, the universe is trapped in a cycle of perpetual war, fought by militarized noble houses utilizing huge, mechanized combat vehicles called BattleMechs. Players will take command of their own Mercenary outfit, struggling to stay afloat as they find themselves drawn into a bloody interstellar civil war. BattleTech features explosive tactical `Mech combat, deep Mercenary management gameplay, a rewarding story campaign, and addictive PvP multiplayer.

BattleTech is a dynamic science fiction setting that spans centuries. It is also a shared universe that has evolved over 30 years, in tabletop miniatures games and sourcebooks, along with a series of over two hundred novels, comics, and dozens of computer games.

Flashpoint will be available in November 27, 2018, complete with three new ‘Mechs (including the highly anticipated Hatchetman), a challenging new mission type, and a new tropical biome, along with its featured namesake, Flashpoints. 

Flashpoints are high-stakes branching short stories, comprised of procedural mercenary missions linked together with new crew conversations, special events, critical choices, and valuable rewards. To ramp up the intensity, some Flashpoint stories will feature “Consecutive Deployments” in which players won’t be able to repair their ‘Mechs between missions.

Flashpoint is BattleTech's first expansion and will launch on November 27th for $19.99 MSRP, on Steam, GOG, and Paradox Plaza. Two new money-saving bundles are also available today - the BattleTech Season Pass and the BattleTech  Mercenary Collection, a super-deluxe edition. 

The new Season Pass includes all current game content, plus Flashpoint and the next two planned BattleTech Expansions, at a discounted price of $49.99 MSRP. In addition to Flashpoint, the Season Pass contains explosive metropolitan combat in the Urban Warfare expansion plus another unannounced expansion in the works for 2019. This week only, save an additional 20% off the Season Pass with a special launch discount.

The super-deluxe Mercenary Collection is the ultimate BattleTech bundle, including the Deluxe Digital Edition and the Season Pass, for access to all future expansions, in addition to all current game content. The Mercenary Collection is out now for $89.99 MSRP (a $20 savings over buying the individual products).

Key Features:

  • Flashpoints - Test your command skills in a series of action-packed short stories, completing extended contracts to earn big bonuses.
  • New Biome - Navigate a lush tropical beach environment, with sunny shores and just a pinch of alien flare, for good measure. Sunscreen optional.
  • New BattleMechs - Get your ‘Mech on with the armor-chopping power of the Hatchetman, the speed and versatility of the Crab, and the multi-range firepower of the Cyclops.
  • New Encounter - In “Target Acquisition”, you’ll put your light and medium ‘Mechs to good use by taking control of three territories on the map to prevail! 

BattleTech is currently available PC and Mac. 


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