Infinite Game Publishing
and Piranha Games
have released several screenshots
from MechWarrior Online
, the first officially licensed free-to-play title in the long-standing and award-winning MechWarrior franchise. The quintessential indirect-fire mech, the Catapult excels at blanketing a target in LRM fire. Most useful when used in tandem with a spotter, the Catapult can fire on enemies without being in visual contact with them. In addition to its excellent LRM weapons, the Catapult also has jump jets and four medium lasers, allowing it to quickly move out of close combat while offering fairly scary counter-fire.
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. You will command your Mech and customize it to suit your battlefield role; upgrade systems, replace weapons, and tweak armor with endless options. MechWarrior Online lets players command at will: go head-to-head online alone or with friends in high-octane Conquest and VS modes.
MechWarrior Online is due to be launched in the second half of 2012.