mechwarriror tactics screen 600x274 custom MechWarrior Tactics enters closed beta, establishes founders program

More ‘Mechs!  If you know anything about me and my posting history, you know that I really–and I mean REALLY–like MechWarrior games.  I really enjoyed MechWarrior Online, so I was really excited to learn there’s a new MechWarrior. This version of MechWarrior is apparently more similar to the original BattleTech tabletop game, focusing on tactics instead of simulation.

In order to get the game along to launch, the developers are mimicking the tactics used by MechWarrior Online: establishing a founder’s program.  If you’ll give Roadhouse Interactive a bit of money, you can get a head up on your companions when the game enters open beta.

Veteran Founder’s Package ($20) Includes:

  • $25 value of in-game currency* (2,500k C-Bills) for in-game item purchases.
  • Two exclusive, Seventh Kommando MechWarrior units
  • Four limited edition Seventh Kommando decals
  • Seventh Kommando Veteran rank badge – sets your status apart from the crowd & get noticed in-game and on the forums
  • One-month Lance Tier Premium Account to MechWarrior Tactics at launch: More C-Bills, Earn XP & Scrap faster
  • Early access to the game starts January 9, 2013

 

Elite Founder’s Package ($50) Includes:

  • $60 value of in-game currency* (6,000k C-Bills) for in-game item purchases.
  • Two exclusive Seventh Kommando MechWarrior units
  • Two limited edition Seventh Kommando ‘Mech Chassis – get a leg up on combat out of the gate!
  • Two limited edition Seventh Kommando skins let you look your best on the battlefield
  • Four limited edition Seventh Kommando decals allow you trick out your Lance!
  • Seventh Kommando Elite rank badge – sets your status apart from the crowd & get noticed in-game and on the forums
  • Two-month’s Company Tier Premium Account to MechWarrior Tactics at launch: More C-Bills, Earn XP & Scrap faster
  • Early access to the game starts January 9, 2013

 

Legendary Founder’s Package ($120) Includes:

  • $100 value of in-game currency* (10,000k C-Bills) for in-game item purchases.
  • Four exclusive Seventh Kommando MechWarrior units
  • Four limited edition Seventh Kommando Mech Chassis
  • Four limited edition Seventh Kommando skins
  • Four limited edition Seventh Kommando decals
  • Seventh Kommando Legendary rank badge – sets your status apart from the crowd & get noticed in-game and on the forums
  • Two-month’s Battalion Tier Premium Account to MechWarrior Tactics at launch: More C-Bills, Earn XP & Scrap faster
  • Early access to the game starts January 9, 2013

If this game caught your interest, be sure to head over to the official website, where you’ll be able to find more info, screenshots, and video.  It’s looking to shape up fairly well, and I’ll be keeping an eye on it.