Turn-based mech fighter Battletech is gearing up to release its first expansion, titled "Flashpoint," on November 27, and preorders are now available for $20.

Flashpoint is set to introduce a new trio of 'Mechs for players to control; a lush, sun-drenched tropical biome; and a new gameplay mode called, well, Flashpoints. Described as short stories to test your skills, Flashpoints will hand out lucrative rewards for players that are able to conquer them. Here's a rundown of everything that's new in Flashpoint:

  • Flashpoints - Test your command skills in a series of action-packed short stories, completing extended contracts to earn big bonuses.
  • New Biome - Navigate a lush tropical beach environment, with sunny shores and just a pinch of alien flare, for good measure. Sunscreen optional.
  • New BattleMechs - Get your 'Mech on with the armor-chopping power of the Hatchetman, the speed and versatility of the Crab, and the multi-range firepower of the Cyclops.
  • New Encounter - In "Target Acquisition", you'll put your light and medium 'Mechs to good use by taking control of three territories on the map to prevail!

In addition to preorders for the expansion itself, publisher Paradox Interactive has debuted a new Mercenary Collection and Season Pass, both of which will give players access to upcoming content (including two future expansions) for $90 and $50, respectively. The Mercenary Collection also includes all of the additional content from the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game.

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