Have you ever been as excited as the Nintendo 64 kid on Christmas day? That’s how I feel right now. Enter Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries’ new trailer.
The video, just released by Piranha Games, showcases the opening intro cutscene of the game, which is just a couple of weeks away from its much-anticipated release.
You can watch it below.
If you’re unfamiliar with Merchwarrior 5: Mercnearies, its namesake is a tabletop RPG, part of FASA’s BattleTech universe. This name might likely ring a bell since Harebrained Schemes recently released its Battletech turn-based strategy game. MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is set in the same universe, but places you in direct command of a simulated mech.
Unfortunately, the franchise has been pretty much dormant in terms of videogames since 2002 after MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries. That being said, the fanbase has kept it alive until now.
Of course, we also had Piranha Games’ own MechWarrior Online, but its online nature means that it’s its own beast, very different from the traditional single-player story-driven franchise.
It’s almost time to get back into a Mech’s searing hot cockpit, and I couldn’t be happier.