The Mechwarrior Online debut trailer is here to drop an Atlas on your face.
There’s admittedly less to see in this new Mechwarrior Online trailer than I’d like, but I do like what I see: an Atlas heating up and then dropping onto Eaglesham in the year 3049, presumably to cause some trouble for an unlucky Warhammer pilot in the very near future. Do Atlases normally get dropped from this altitude? It seems a bit extreme to me, but hey, it looks impressive. So does the trailer itself, which the dev team confirmed on Twitter is enirely “in-engine.”
It would’ve been nice to see some actual gameplay, and I’m a little bit disappointed by the lack of dubstep. And why are there so many hula girls in these videos? Somebody needs to get one of those “cat caught in door” things in their cockpit. Still, it’s exciting stuff; kind of like the night before Christmas, except that instead of gaily wrapped gifts, somebody’s going to get a face full of scorching hot plasma.
The free-to-play Mechwarrior Online is slated to come out later this year, exclusively for the PC.