Ready to get back into your Mech Suit, Warrior?
Today, Piranha Games, announced MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries – Legend of the Kestrel Lancers which is the 2nd expansion for MW5 is coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows 10 PC on September 23rd! Players can expect a 14-mission campaign and custom story dialogue set during the “Fourth Succession War”, one of the most iconic conflicts in BattleTech lore.
You can see the official post here
Not familar with The Mech Warrior Franchise?
MechWarrior is a classic series that simulates the piloting of 25 to 100-ton war machines in the rich Battletech universe. This franchise might be familiar to anyone who owned an xbox from the early 2000’s.
The game is essentially a simulator cockpit experience similar to Mech Warrior Online that’s easy to use and doesn’t have many complex simulator features. MechWarrior 5 gets a detailed mechbay in your dropship that allows you to fully explore the mechs while also admiring their size.
MechWarrior 5, aside from being a brand new release, allows for smooth co-op with up to four players in both procedural generated instant actions missions and campaign. What really makes this MW stand out from the rest is its mod-ability and PGI’s first-party tools and support.
The single-player campaign for Legend of the Kestrel Lancers will be a focus on the incredible stories within the BattleTech universe, rather than the more sandbox-like structure of Heroes of the Inner Sphere. The second expansion takes MechWarrior 5 to a higher level, with additional storylines, mech warriors and game modes modes.
Game Description from the Microsoft Store
BE YOUR OWN WEAPON OF WAR Welcome to the year 3015! It’s a hell of a time to be alive. Humanity has colonized thousands of star systems spanning a vast region of space known as the Inner Sphere. The golden age of cooperation and advancement is now a distant memory, and humanity has once again splintered into disparate factions all vying for supremacy.In the midst of these Succession Wars, power hungry Mercenaries like yourself are in a privileged position to capitalize big time. It’s dangerous work but that’s why you’re here, right? If you’ve got an itch to blast, wreck, stomp and go all out ballistic, step inside and become your own weapon of war!
Legend of the Kestrel Video
MW5 Legend of Kestrel Lancers New Features:
“All-Out War” Scenarios
As the drama unfolds, players will be on the ground with mechs as the war rages. Urban warfare will expand in scope, with cities significantly larger than the Urban Centers seen previously in the series.
Along with new terrain and mission settings, and 20 additional Mech variants, the expansion will also feature brand-new “All-Out War”, scenarios that give players the impression that the massive BattleMechs they control are part of a larger force. ”
Melee Combat Mech-Punching and Instant Mech-Switching
Although this update may seem small, it has a huge impact on gameplay. Pilots can now instantly take control of previously AI-controlled BattleMechs by pressing a button. The update will include melee combat. We are happy to announce that the ability to punch and swing with your mechs is finally coming to the base game.
This update also allows players to switch between AI-controlled Lance BattleMechs while on missions.
We are excited to announce the new expansion pack for #MW5Mercs coming out on September 23rd!
Legend of the Kestrel Lancers will launch alongside the PlayStation release and bring with it another free game-changing update to the base game!https://t.co/jl7lPfCodH pic.twitter.com/fDTB18FZzl
— MechWarrior5Mercs (@MW5Mercs) September 16, 2021