Official MechWarrior 4: Vengeance Web Site Now Live

 

MEDIA
ALERT: JUNE 9, 2000

 

OFFICIAL
MECHWARRIOR 4: VENGEANCE WEB SITE NOW LIVE

 

Microsoft
today announced the launch of the official Web site for
MechWarrior
4: Vengeance, the highly anticipated sequel being developed by
Microsoft’s
FASA Interactive group, at
http://www.microsoft.com/games/mechwarrior4.
MW4: Vengeance weaves
heart-pounding
BattleMech action with the continuing drama and unfolding
storyline
of the perpetual BattleTech universe, now in its 16th year.

 

The
official MechWarrior 4: Vengeance site features both a standard HTML and

enhanced Flash version, offering gamers a
multitude of screen shots, concept
art, an
introduction to the backstory of the game, and up-close looks at
some
of the new ‘Mechs, including the Bushwacker, Catapult, Mauler and
Madcat.
Gamers can also get the lowdown on the cutting-edge gameplay
improvements
being made to MechWarrior 4, as well as read about the latest
news
and previews of the game. The site provides downloadable desktop
wallpaper,
featuring action-packed images from the game, and downloadable
AVIs
to give players a taste of the awesome BattleTech universe of MW4:
Vengeance.

 

MechWarrior
4: Vengeance marks an epic struggle as gamers attempt to reclaim
their
birthright while commanding an awesomely armed 40-foot tall, 80-ton,
90-mile
per hour war machine across the remote battlefields of a hostile
world.
Instead of desolate, sparsely populated battlefields, MechWarrior 4
takes
place in a rich and dynamic universe inhabited by armed allies,
noncombatants
and deadly antagonists. High-energy lasers pierce the night;
rockets
flare with blazing fire; and buildings and vehicles crumble into
smoldering
rubble. Day missions, night missions, fog, rain, snow, blizzards
and
lightning provide atmosphere and add to the intensity and realism.

 

Players
can command 21 different ‘Mechs, seven of which have never been seen
on
the battlefield. ‘Mechs can be customized with brand-new weapons, armor

and sensors including the devastating Long-Tom
artillery piece. Each ‘Mech
and MechWarrior
exhibits unique strengths and weaknesses, so gamers must
carefully
evaluate each mission and plan accordingly.

 

MechWarrior
4: Vengeance includes a variety of new and compelling
multiplayer
features, including those designed specifically to support
networked
multiplay in the BattleTech Universe. For the first time, players
will
be able to create their own missions, host their own MechWarrior
servers,
and participate in missions cooperatively. MechWarrior 4 will also
include
full support for Internet play, with matchmaking available on
Zone.com
(http://www.zone.com/). The game will be available at retail
locations
throughout North America this winter.

 

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