VANCOUVER – August 13 , 2013 – Piranha Games and Infinite Game Publishing announced today that the popular free-to-play ‘Mech combat simulator, MechWarrior Online, now features long-awaited 12 vs. 12 match combat, forever changing the way the game is played. The update provides fans the ability to engage in true-to-MechWarrior combat, a crucial element of the official 1.0 launch later this summer. The latest enhancements to the game also sees the introduction of double XP for the first win of the day, allowing pilots to jump in and leap ahead in mastering their Battlemech’s abilities.
“The 12 vs. 12 gameplay changes combat dramatically,” said Bryan Ekman, creative director at Piranha Games. “Players now have a deep bench of options for a variety of strategies, more creative attacks and defense schemes and can alter their combat strategies in greater variety for each environment. This is true MechWarrior combat.”
Fans can tune in this Thursday, August 15th for a celebrity showdown between YouTubers Total Biscuit and Angry Joe in a match set to showcase MechWarrior combat at its best as 24 pilots will go head-to-head in battle. Tune in to www.youtube.com/totalbiscuit or www.youtube.com/angryjoe at 1pm PT!
Also dropping in to the Inner Sphere a New Hero Mech ‘Golden Boy’ and a new map - Terra Therma. The Golden Boy sports a 30 percent C-bill bonus, three SRM-6’s, two SRM-4’s and four medium pulse lasers. Check it out now in this official Golden Boy trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcgelolDFeU.
An environmentally terrifying new map is also now playable for pilots wanting to test thermal limits in combat: Terra Therma. Drop in on this tumultuous moon where pilots will be faced with ever-changing tectonic activity and violent volcanic eruptions. Rich in natural resources, Terra Therma is a valuable outpost – so valuable that ‘Mech pilots, ‘Mechs and expensive automated extraction technologies are considered expendable. The battle for the resources on Terra Therma will be as vicious as the landscape itself.
Set to launch on September 17th, MechWarrior Online has garnered more than 1 million players since its initial announcement last year. The title has added loads of new content with regular updates since the game’s Open Beta announcement last fall.
For more information and to get in the game for free right now, visit http://mwomercs.com.
About MechWarrior Online
Set in the year 3049 during the early stages of a massive interstellar war, MechWarrior Online puts you in command of the most powerful war machine to ever walk the field of battle, the mighty BattleMech. Pilot your Mech and customize it to suit your preferred battlefield role; upgrade systems, weapons, and armor with endless options giving you creative control over your battle strategy as you face your next opponent. MechWarrior Online delivers a rich online experience, rewarding everything a player does with experience points, C-Bills, unlocks, and recognition. Upgrade skills and refine your role in gameplay using an all-new leveling system, and up-to-the minute detailed player statistics allow you to compare, track and share your progress with other players.
About Piranha Games Inc.
Piranha Games Inc. was founded in January 2000 by Russ Bullock and Bryan Ekman. Piranha Games is focused on the core action games market and has worked on exciting IPs such as: Need For Speed® and Transformers® 2: Revenge of the Fallen.
Please join us at www.piranha-games.com.
About Infinite Game Publishing
IGP is a newly formed publisher of AAA online interactive entertainment. Formed by industry vets with a passion for great games, IGP’s leadership is driving online entertainment forward by partnering with best-in-breed developers to bring high-octane excitement to PC gamers everywhere.
Official Web site: www.infinitegamepublishing.com.