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  MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries – Legend of the Kestrel Lancers expansion and base game Melee Combat update trailer revealed
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09/23/2021
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

Developer Piranha Games has revealed the launch trailer for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries – Legend of the Kestrel Lancers expansion and the base game Melee Combat update ahead of their launch! 

The next chapter in the MechWarrior 5 Universe begins tomorrow, Sept. 23 on Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC Platforms. The essential MechWarrior 5 experience to include first-in-series features, crossplay across all available platforms, and free DLC sharing. 
 


MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries finds players in the battlefields of the future, dominated by BattleMechs, hulking machines of war capable of leveling entire cities. As the inheritor of a once-glorious Mercenary company, the quest for glory and revenge will stretch light years, chasing the threads of interstellar intrigue on the journey to become an elite MechWarrior and mercenary commander.

The Legend of the Kestrel Lancers expansion departs from the sandbox structure seen in past campaigns and offers a more story-focused experience set during the “Fourth Succession War,” one of the most famous conflicts in BattleTech lore featuring 14 missions and seven “Battle Quests” featuring large-scale conflicts set on custom battle grounds.

Legend of the Kestrel Lancers expansion key features:

  • Story Rich Campaign: Set during the “Fourth Succession War,” one of the most famous periods of conflict in BattleTech lore, players can look forward to an epic 14-mission campaign complete with custom dialogue
  • Urban Warfare: Explore and destroy Mega Cities significantly larger than any Urban Centers previously in the MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries
  • All-Out War: These grand-scale scenarios are designed to make the player feel like their Mercenary company is part of a larger force at play on the field of combat
  • New Biomes: The operatic scope of the campaign’s original story calls for equally impressive environments. Players can look forward to exploring new Mega City, Jungle, and Tourmaline Desert biomes on their journey across the galaxy
Base Game Update key features:
  • Melee Combat: For the first-time, players will be able to swing and punch with close quarters mech-on-mech combat
  • Mech Switching: Take on full direct control of any AI-controlled Lance ’Mechs in any mission with the press of a button
Details about MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries and any upcoming or available products can be found on the official website: https://mw5mercs.com/. Stay up to date with the latest from the development team at Piranha Games on Twitter @PiranhaGames and @MW5Mercs, Facebook, and YouTube.

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