Mech it count... here's everything that you'll get in this edition of the latest action sim
Mechs are a common element of modern video games - from Titanfall to Red Faction: Guerrilla to Into The Breach, multiple genres across the industry have included the enormous titans.
For years now, the MechWarrior series has carved a path across the genre, showing how to make a mech-based game. Now, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries joins the fray, returning to a type of game that hasn’t been visited by the series in almost twenty years.
The Dropship Edition has loads more content too, and we’re here to tell you exactly what the edition comes with and why it’s worth your money and your time!
The actual main game
As you’d expect, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Dropship Edition comes with MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries itself. This is the first MechWarrior game with a single-player mode since 2002, so there's a hefty amount of anticipation here.
You play as a rookie rising through the ranks, and are able to accept missions from different factions throughout the game in a single-player story mode. The game is ostensibly a rogue-like, and you have to rebuild your mech if a mission doesn’t exactly go your way, and can find your entire game ended by bankruptcy if you don’t manage your resources and funds well.
The main campaign of MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Dropship Edition begins in the year 3015, and in terms of the in-game universe and story stretches across 35 years of time. There's also full, four-player co-operative multiplayer support, along with full support for modders who want to change elements of the game.
This means players can create their own missions, systems, contracts, biomes and anything else they’re able to use their minds to create.
Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Dropship Edition also gives you the Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC, a large expansion for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries. The DLC adds seven new mechs, 50 new variants for the mechs, multiple pieces of new equipment, new weapons for the mechs, an entire new biome and tileset (the Moon!), seven entirely new scripted missions, a whole new career mode and new career path rewards.
The seven new missions are about seven new heroes and their mechs, and will allow player to explore their story. Plus, you’re able to both start a career from scratch or even import your progress from the original campaign from the main game.
This is just some of the stuff that is added by the Heroes Of The Inner Sphere, so as you can tell it’s well worth the price of admission.
Cool digital extras
In addition to everything already listed, the MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Dropship Edition includes a 58-page Tech manual, soundtracks from the game itself and multiple high resolution backgrounds. You’ll be able to download high quality versions of the soundtrack to do with as you please, and listen to at your leisure.
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Article by Ryan Easby