Microsoft today announced that the trial version for MechCommander 2 is now available on the game's official Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/games/mechcommander2. Players will be able to sample the single player campaign mode as they take a journey into 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 also includes full support for Internet play, with matchmaking available on Zone.com (http://www.zone.com/).
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 US$54.95.
For more information on the game, visit: http://www.microsoft.com/games/mechcommander2/