Retailers are witnessing a BattleMech invasion of monstrous proportions, as MechCommander 2 from Microsoft starts to appear on store shelves throughout the U.S. Wide availability is expected later this month. MechCommander 2 offers players a real-time game of power, combat and treachery set in the BattleTech universe. Players must use their strategic knowledge and tactical skills to change the balance of power in a region of space known as the Chaos March.
MechCommander 2 gives gamers more than amazing gameplay -- it draws them into the rich, 16-year history of the BattleTech Universe. Players will simultaneously command up to 16 enormous BattleMechs in real-time combat, where outsmarting the enemy is the key to victory. MechCommander 2 is fully 3D, with state-of-the-art terrain that influences player tactics. Players knock down trees, blow through walls, jump jet onto cliffs and crush anything standing in their way to victory.
While a lone MechWarrior wields up to 100 tons of "Mechanized" death, the MechCommander rules the battlefield from above imposing his strategic will and mastering all he surveys. When he issues an order to jump, MechWarriors obey. When something needs to be destroyed, the MechCommander need only finger the target. He rules the battlefield with an iron fist, commanding his units from the orbital dropship.
MechCommander 2 is available in stores now or by calling Microsoft at (888) 218-5617 or on the Internet at http://shop.microsoft.com/ for an estimated retail price of $54.95 (U.S.).
MechCommander 2 will also include full support for Internet play, with matchmaking available on Zone.com (http://www.zone.com/). For more information on the game, visit: http://www.microsoft.com/games/mechcommander2/