Back in March, Harebrained Schemes and Paradox Interactive revealed that their turn-based mech game Battletech would be launching on April 24 after it was delayed last year. Now, just under two weeks before the game’s launch, the developers have released the final video in their Battletech Basics series, which focuses on the game’s story. receives
The game, whose story is described as “Game of Thrones meets Pacific Rim in space” by its developers, follows the story of the commander of a mercenary company who get wrapped up in helping a deposed ruler take back control of her throne. This new video has the developers going a bit deeper into the game’s intriguing story, while also showcasing some of the game’s cutscenes and gameplay.
Jordan Weisman, CEO of Harebrained Schemes, had the following to say about the adaptability of Battletech’s story:
“Kamea hire you to do the types of jobs that her standing army can’t do. That is within the context of your larger campaign, of reputation building and working for all the different houses…It’s a wonderful way to get a true, classic Battletech story. This really opens it up for the player to extend their own story of their mercenary unit, in whichever direction they want to go.”
You can check out the Battletech Basics video about story below. Battletech is currently poised to hit PC and Mac on April 24, with a Linux version following later this year. You can currently pre-order the game on Humble Bundle.
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