The first batch of Mechwarrior Tactics screens promises good things for mech pilots who like to mix a little thinking with their stomping.
Fans of giant fighting robots got their first taste of Mechwarrior Tactics back in February by way of some very sexy concept images of famous machines like the Atlas, the Awesome, the Hunchback and the Jenner. But now we've got something even better: actual, in-game screenshots to eyeball and dissect.
I'm not really sure what I was expecting, but I think I like what I see. The hex-based grid system brings a bit of early-stage cred to the game and it looks like cinematic external views will feature as well, which is always a fun way to watch things explode. Four-on-four action is about what you'd expect from a Mechwarrior game, and I'm guessing those glowing tower things are some sort of control markers.
Clearly this doesn't tell us much about the gameplay side of the coin, but I think it's a promising start. Mechwarrior Tactics comes out later this year, and in the meantime you can find out more about the game at mwtactics.com.