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Mechwarrior 5: Clans arrives in October and shows off in a trailer

Piranha Games announced today that MechWarrior 5: Clans, the next installment in the popular mech series this time focused on a linear and cinematic story, will arrive on our consoles on October 3rd. While maintaining the title "MechWarrior 5", this game will differ a lot from the previous one thanks to the greater narrative focus and entirely hand-drawn levels instead of procedural, certainly great news for fans of the franchise.

The studio has released some interesting information about the game and a first cinematic trailer: here's everything below.

MechWarrior 5: Clans, while retaining the MechWarrior 5 designation, represents a transformative step forward in the MechWarrior 5 franchise. MechWarrior 5: Clans ' linear campaign will be an evolution of the gameplay and storytelling of the MechWarrior series, experienced from the perspective of the Smoke Jaguar Clan in the crucial conflict known as the Invasion of the Clans starting in the year 3050.

MechWarrior 5: Clans follows Piranha's 2019 success, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, an open-ended, campaign-based procedural experience, which has sold more than 1.5 million units with a current rating of 9/10 Very Positive on Steam from more than 7,500 user reviews.

MechWarrior 5: Clans features a gripping and intricate story that immerses players in the conflicts of the Clan Invasion. The campaign takes place on a variety of planets, through beautiful and meticulously designed biomes, where immersive realism is present in every detail. The hand-crafted maps and missions offer immersive, complex, and chaotic combat that requires thoughtful and strategic gameplay. Tactical options abound with a new cast of customizable Clan mechs boasting sleek and powerful Clan technologies. MechWarrior 5: Clans explores a pivotal period in the MechWarrior universe, characterized by the invasion of Clans and the incredible technological advances in Mech Warfare, which are reflected in the period of the Clan invasion.

MechWarrior 5: Clans follows the elite team of five mechs, a "Star", of the Smoke Jaguar Clan. The promising cast of rookie pilots complete training on their homeworld of Huntress just before the Clan Invasion, a crucial turning point in BattleTech's history. The game immerses players in the personal and military conflicts of the Clan Invasion. As you progress through the campaign, you experience a deeply engaging narrative that unfolds with well-developed characters and moral dilemmas that keep the player on the edge of their seats.

High-level simulation-style MechWarrior combat returns in MechWarrior 5: Clans. Clan Mechs and Clan Technology bring a whole new dynamic to MechWarrior 5: Clans. New progression and customization systems encourage pilots to modify Mech loadouts with extensive customization through an updated Mech Lab, Hardpoint, and Omnipod system. Adaptability to the scenario is the key to a strategic victory.

Main features

  • Invasion of the Clans has arrived - For the first time since MechWarrior 2 (released in 1995), pilots can immerse themselves in an action story like Invasion of the Clans, one of the most epic periods in the franchise that forever changed the course of factions and politics in the Inner Sphere. MechWarrior 5: Clans is the perfect entry point into the MechWarrior universe for newcomers and the game veteran pilots have been waiting for for more than 30 years.
  • This isn't Run-and-Gun, this is MechWarrior - MechWarrior's famous fights return in MechWarrior 5: Clans. Pilots must strategically plan and execute star-based team assaults if they want to bring honor to the Smoke Jaguar Clan and advance their position in the Inner Sphere.
  • Customizable Mechs - Victory begins in your Mech Lab with an expanded collection of the Clan's technologically advanced weapon systems, equipment, and upgrades. The superior technology of the Clan Mechs allows you to swap out larger parts for greater customization and functionality before strikes. Plan accordingly based on the terrain, structure, and specificity of the biome to have the best chance of winning.
  • All-Star Strategy - Your squadron (aka your Star) is up to you. Protect your Star members in battle, deepening your bond as you face off against the determined defenders of the Inner Sphere. Immerse yourself in the story as you guide your Star through complex missions and exciting combat.
  • Stunning Visual Design - Harnessing the power of the Unreal Engine, MechWarrior 5: Clans abounds in environmental detail and destruction: from precision-engineered circumscribed cityscapes to swamps that span incredible distances, battles will take shape on breathtaking landscapes and the complex infrastructure of the Inner Sphere.
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