Back when I was forced to use system-link via tunnelling software to play online, Mechassault 2: Lone Wolf was one of my favourite games by a mile and still today, I can’t understand why the franchise hasn’t been revived, but after close-calls with games like Phantom Crash, it looks like Mech fans have finally got something big to look forward to.
War Robots has built up a reputation on mobile devices as a high-quality third-person mech shooter, and if the screenshots and trailer are anything to go by, it looks like they’re heading in the right direction with it on consoles, with detailed fully destructible environments and the promise of War Robots Frontiers being built from the ground up for PC and next-gen consoles.
The full release is lined up for a vague 2023 launch, but hitting Steam early-access on November 24th, we’ll soon have a better idea about the forthcoming assault.
The official press release is below the trailer.
Rain down mechanical fury in War Robots: Frontiers
MY.GAMES and Pixonic bring the hit mech franchise to PC and Consoles with a completely new title in the War Robots Universe.
Amsterdam — Nov. 10, 2022 – MY.GAMES and Pixonic have unveiled their new multiplayer, third-person mech shooter in the popular War Robots universe. The new title will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC. Steam Early Access is currently scheduled to begin on November 24 which is open for anyone who pre-order a Pioneer pack. Full release of the game is scheduled for 2023.
War Robots: Frontiers was built completely from the ground up for modern PC and Consoles using Unreal Engine 5 to deliver intense, tactical skirmishes featuring immense, heavily customizable mechs. Taking place 200 years after the original War Robots, players will battle over a system of worlds called the Wild 10.
Games will unfold over fully destructible environments on distant planets in intense 6v6 matches. As the battles rage, the great iron fury of the high powered weapons on the war machines will wreak havoc on the environment as players scramble for control of objectives. Pilots will have to be smart in how they utilize their limited amount of customizable mechs during battles. Will they deploy a swift close-quarters robot that relies on stealth and upclose fire power or deploy devastating ordnance from a distance with heavy cannons and missiles? Especially successful pilots will also be able to unleash their Alpha during the match, a massive machine of death that can turn the tide of any engagement with their overwhelming firepower and tactical abilities.
Steam Early Access will commence on November 24th via Steam in which players can take a first look at the game if they buy a Pioneer pack that not only contains access to the game but also contains items for the game. Pioneer packs will be available via the website of the game and on Steam from November 24th onwards.