BattleTech Is Coming In April!

BT Wallpaper

via Harebrained Schemes

The day has finally arrived.

Well, not the day– that day will arrive sometime in April. But the day that we know when BattleTech will release is today, and that’s sometime in April.

On the latest Kickstarter Update, Harebrained Schemes has given us a launch window that we can all get excited about. They didn’t give us a specific day, so I’d expect the actual launch date to be later in April rather than sooner. But it’s coming, so it’s time to fire up the hype train because we are all heading into a dark tunnel with BattleTech at the end of it.

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, BattleTech is the upcoming turn-based game from Harebrained Schemes. If you’ve played any of their critically acclaimed Shadowrun games then you know the quality of game you’re in for (or if you’re a Kickstarter Backer and got in on the beta). This will be the closest the table-top has ever come to a video game port, so if you’re not about the whole ‘Mech-simulation thing that the MechWarrior series is all about, this just might be the game for you.

Shadowhawk Skin

via BattleTech Kickstarter

But Harebrained didn’t just leave us with a date. Oh no–there’s also freebies. Those that pre-order the game on Steam get a free Shadowhawk skin and wallpaper, which also means there’s going to be custom ‘Mech skins. That’s a bombshell right there. And if you’re a Kickstarter Backer, don’t worry: you get the skin so long as you’re at Recruit level of support or higher (that’s $25 or more).

The Steam page has also been updated with a lovely advertising video that features Weisman, Gitelman, and McCain talking about their digital baby. It’s some high-quality pandering, but it’s also some good info.

The Kickstarter page also has some great new wallpapers (of which we’ve linked at the top of the page and used as our header image), and the latest backer reward is out which features a short story from the one and only Michael Stackpole.

Did I mention you should get hyped? Because you should get hyped. And if you didn’t get in on the Kickstarter you should definitely pre-order. Unlike most pre-orders, I can assure you this game will be quality.

And as always, MechWarriors: Stay Syrupy.

stay syrupy

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About Sean

Hooked on BattleTech at an early age, Sean honestly can't remember whether it was the cartoon, the serial novels or the short-lived TCG that did him in. Whatever it was, his passion for giant shooty robots never died, so now he writes about the latest and greatest in 'Mech related news.

One thought on “BattleTech Is Coming In April!

  1. Flashpoint

    Well, I’m several kinds of hyped. Shadowrun was a good bit of fun, and I made the slight error of not backing at a high enough tier for access to the demo, so I get to go into the campaign both intrigued and blind.


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