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MechWarrior 5 offers peek at destruction and customization in new video

MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries
MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries (Image credit: Piranha Games)

What you need to know

  • A new video walkthrough offers a closer look at MechWarrior 5's single-player gameplay.
  • The video shows off some of the customization options for your mechs, how you'll choose missions, and more.
  • MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries is due to launch on December 10 and is available to preorder on the Epic Games Store.

The next entry in the MechWarrior series, MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries, is almost upon us, and the team at Piranha Games has offered a new peek at some of the single-player gameplay. In a new walkthrough video, you can check out some of the destruction that awaits, along with a look at customization options for your mech, how you'll choose your missions, and more.

MechWarrior 5 takes place in 3015, and it places you in command of your own mercenary army in a bid to dominate the battlefield. You'll embark on a "quest for glory and revenge" while you try to revitalize a mercenary company that was nearly destroyed. Along the way, you'll obtain new mechs, go on missions to raze cities and destroy your enemies, and more.

MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries is set to release on December 10. You'll be able to play solo, or co-op with up to four players. If you're curious, you can preorder MechWarrior 5 at the Epic Games Store for $50 with the standard edition, or $60 for the deluxe edition.

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4 Comments
  • Is there a console version coming as well?
  • Sadly not, apparently
  • Well, there's goes my interest. I used to love this game on PS2 and would play with my brother. Was hoping something would come back to console one day. Maybe a year later they will port it over at hopefully 30 bucks.
  • Piranha Games mishandled Mechwarrior Online quite badly, now already in maintenance mode, so expectations have been low for MW5. However the latest trailer shows quite a lot of promise.