Catalyst Game Labs is hitting Gen Con hard this year, and now there’s one more reason fans should check out the booth at the show: coveted MechWarrior Tactics closed beta keys will be handed out to lucky fans while they last as part of a two-sided exclusive poster giveaway featuring both MechWarrior Online and MechWarrior Tactics.
MechWarrior Online (www.mwomercs.com) is the premium online successor to the best-selling MechWarrior franchise. Set in the year 3049 during the early stages of a massive interstellar war, MechWarrior Online puts you in command of the most powerful war machine to ever walk the field of battle, the mighty BattleMech. Pilot your Mech and customize it to suit your preferred battlefield role; upgrade systems, weapons, and armor with endless options giving you creative control over your battle strategy as you face your next opponent.
MechWarrior Tactics (www.mwtactics.com) is the latest evolution of turn-based strategy blending tactical gameplay, deep collectability, and unique online features, as you command numerous BattleMechs against an online opponent towards victory.
Securing the poster with the closed beta key is easy: Stop by the Catalyst Game Labs booth 1703 at Gen Con for your free MechWarrior Online/MechWarrior Tactics poster, while supplies last.
“I love every opportunity to play in the BattleTech/MechWarrior universe, whether it’s the board game, fiction or computer games,” said Randall N. Bills, Managing Developer of Catalyst Game Labs. “Not only are both of these games shaping up to be a fan’s dream-come-true, but I’m lucky enough to be working directly with directly with Infinite Game Publishing on these games. In all my years of dealing with various computer games set within this universe, I’ve never seen so much passion, or so much desire to pay the appropriate respect to where it all started. It’s simply a fantastic time to be a fan!”
For more information about MechWarrior Online and MechWarrior Tactics, hit up www.mwomercs.com and www.mwtactics.com. Additionally, fans who want to get immediate access to theMechWarrior Online beta can purchase a Founder’s Package at www.mwomercs.com/founders.
This year will be a fantastic year for fans of Mech-based gaming. I don’t know what exactly is going on with this – but 2012 appears to be the year to stomp heavy, jetpack, and eject from your nearly dead mech. Over the course of just a few months we have had a metric tonne of announcements regarding Mech games, which is going full throttle on the revival. I am a huge fan of the FASA series of MechWarrior (based on BattleTech of course), starting with MechWarrior 2 and played up through MechWarrior 4. When the original Xbox came out, I ended up playing MechAssault and found it a bit casual, but a bit of fun as well. That was around 2003 or 2004 when MechAssault 2 came out, FASA disbanded and no true Mech games have come out since.
I have listed the ones announced, unannounced, or at least hinted at in order: