Developed by Harebrained Schemes (of Shadowrun Returns fame) and published by Paradox, Battletech returns in April 2018. On April 24th, the tactical turn-based ‘Mech combat returns, as you play a commander of a mercenary company on the edge of civilized space. Make contracts, negotiate, and tackle said contracts while keeping your Mechwarriors happy and your operation a prosperous one. The game’s story features the player falling in with the deposed ruler of a noble house and, fighting for either coin or cause, becoming a player in her bid to retake her throne. Battletech will be available for PC and Mac, for 39.99. Linux will be added post-launch.
“The entire team at Harebrained Schemes has been eagerly awaiting the day we deliver BATTLETECH to long time fans and introduce the joy of tactical ‘Mech combat and deadly interstellar politics to new ones,” said Jordan Weisman, CEO of Harebrained Schemes and creator the MechWarrior and BATTLETECH universe. “We’re massively thankful to our Kickstarter backers and fans of the MechWarrior legacy. Without their patience, dedication and support, this modern turn-based BATTLETECH wouldn’t soon be launching on PC and Mac.”