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MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries launches in September 2019

Romping, stomping trailer shows off combat and customization

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MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will launch Sept. 10, 2019, Piranha Games announced at MechCon 2018 yesterday. The studio rolled out a new trailer and some snazzy new screenshots to accompany the announcement.

The video touts the game’s combat and gameplay, construction and maintenance of the mechs, and destructible landscapes where they shall throw down and blow your ass away in September. At last year’s MechCon, Piranha said MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries would launch with four-player co-operative multiplayer and full mod support.

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will be set during the Third and Fourth Succession Wars in the series’ canon. Players will be faced with decisions to make on which mercenary contracts to accept, where in the galaxy they should concentrate their efforts, and how to manage resources to upgrade and repair their units.

Mercenaries, originally due sometime this year, was delayed into 2019 back in June. Piranha Games said at the time the delay was necessary “so that we can deliver the best single-player MechWarrior experience to date.” MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is the first single-player, first-person action game created in the BattleTech universe since since 2002’s MechWarrior 4: Vengeance.

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