Catalyst Game Labs Excited About MechWarrior Online

In October of this year Piranha Games announced the next installment in the MechWarrior franchise: MechWarrior Online (www.mwomercs.com), a premium, free-to-play game based on the bestselling BattleTech universe. In an ongoing weekly information rollout, Piranha Games continue to share the on-going developments of MechWarrior Online with the growing community anxious for the game’s release summer of 2012.

Piranha Games has just published the second Developer Interview with Randall N. Bills; an in-depth discussion with Catalyst Game Labs’ Managing Developer who is acting as the MechWarrior Online Continuity Editor and Fiction Content Manager (Developer Interview 2: Randall N. Bills).

“I couldn’t be more excited about this,” said Randall Bills. “There’s been a wonderful legacy of computer games over the years, but often they’ve strayed beyond the BattleTech/MechWarrior aesthetics and continuity. Obviously concessions must be made when working with a different medium; some things will be different from the board game to accommodate what must be done to create the best possible computer game experience. But the relationship being forged with Piranha Games leaves me confident we’ll create a computer game experience that’ll more closely match the almost 30 year legacy of publications than any previous endeavor. I’m anxious to tackle the challenge with Piranha Games.”

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    Set in the year 3049 during the early stages of a massive interstellar war, MechWarrior Online puts you in command of the most powerful war machine to ever walk the field of battle, the mighty BattleMech. Command your ’Mech and customize it to suit your battlefield role; upgrade systems, replace weapons, and tweak armor with endless options.

    MechWarrior Online delivers a rich online experience, rewarding everything a player does with experience points, C-Bills, unlocks, and recognition. Upgrade skills and refine your role in gameplay using an all-new leveling system, and up-to-the minute detailed player statistics allow you to compare, track and share your progress with other players.

Catalyst Game Labs has worked hard the last five years to re-ignite a wider passion for the perennial BattleTech universe. This includes publishing a wide range of top-notch books, working with foreign publishers to return the board game to German and French game store shelves, while the 25th Anniversary Introductory Box Set sold out in ten days; the reprint of the best place to leap into the board game action will be available soon.

Catalyst Game Labs has been a huge proponent of BattleTech in any incarnation, and is extremely excited by the coming MechWarrior Online. As well as the chance to work alongside Piranha Games to expose as many people as possible to all the fantastic adventures that can be found in the BattleTech universe, whether on a computer screen, in fiction, or tossing dice at a gaming table.

To learn more about MechWarrior Online, view Piranha Games MechWarrior video on YouTube, or visit www.mwomercs.com. For additional information on game progress, as well as in-universe data, follow on Twitter @InnerSphereNews.

Additionally, all BattleTech/MechWarrior related news—from the board to fiction to computer games—is always posted to BattleTech.com.

Catalyst Game Labs

Catalyst Game Labs is dedicated to producing high quality games and fiction that mesh sophisticated game mechanics with dynamic universes-all presented in a form that allows beginning players and long-time veterans to easily jump into our games and fiction readers to enjoy our stories even if they don’t know the games.

Catalyst Game Labs is an imprint of InMediaRes Productions, LLC, which specializes in electronic publishing of professional fiction. This allows Catalyst to participate in a synergy that melds printed gaming material and fiction with all the benefits of electronic interfaces and online communities, creating a whole-package experience for any type of player or reader. Find Catalyst Game Labs online at www.catalystgamelabs.com.

Piranha Games Inc.
Piranha Games Inc. was founded in January 2000 by Russ Bullock and Bryan Ekman. Piranha Games is focused on the core action games market and has worked on exciting IPs such as: Need For Speed®, Transformers® 2: Revenge of the Fallen and Duke Nukem Forever®. Please join us at www.piranha-games.com.