Piranha Games release MechWarrior 5: Clans Demo Trailer from GDC

Piranha Games, the longstanding stewards of the MechWarrior franchise released the first gameplay footage from MechWarrior 5: Clans today. An all-new, standalone tactical action game featuring approachable mech combat and an incredible story rich campaign depicting the humans behind the mech-based conflict, coming this year to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC via Steam.

MechWarrior 5: Clans follows Piranha’s 2019 hit, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, which has sold more than 2 million units while securing its current 84% Very Positive ranking on Steam from more than 7,500 user reviews.

The MechWarrior series’ first Clan Invasion story in decades is contained in a tight campaign of narratively driven missions where all components are intricately designed, from dialogue to mission layouts to combat scenarios. MechWarrior 5: Clans’ traditionally designed campaign is entirely self contained, separate from MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries’ utilization of procedural elements to provide an experience that can be played for dozens of hours, and uniquely different from MechWarrior Online’s focus on competitive PvP multiplayer. The result delivers an engrossing story told through a varied series of stages with tense, climatic battles, standing as the first of its kind in narrative structure and cinematic progression in the MechWarrior series.

MechWarrior 5: Clans’ captivating campaign takes place across a variety of planets through stunning, meticulously designed biomes where immersive realism is baked into every detail. Handcrafted maps and missions deliver engaging combat, both complex and chaotic, demanding thoughtful, strategic play. Tactical options abound with an all-new cast of customizable Clan Mechs boasting sleek and powerful Clan technologies. MechWarrior 5: Clans explores a time in the MechWarrior universe brought on by the Clan Invasion and incredible technological advances in Mech warfare, reflected within the Clan Invasion time period.

New progression and customization systems encourage pilots to alter Mech loadouts with expansive customization through an updated Mech lab, Hardpoint, and Omnipod system. MechWarrior 5: Clans also debuts ally directing tools, including a bird’s eye-style Battlegrid and a quick command radial menu, empowering players to intuitively lead their Star whether using a controller or keyboard & mouse setup. Adaptability to the scenario at hand is key to a strategic victory.

Watch the MechWarrior 5: Clans gameplay video here

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