Mechs have been proving to be a popular source of material for video games of late (Robert and PY here both thoroughly enjoy them for example), so Kasedo Games’ announcement of their new game is probably of interest to quite a few people.
Here is what they had to say:
Kasedo Games is thrilled to announce Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons, a brand new intergalactic real-time tactics game developed by independent studio Camel 101. Take command of the Black Talons company, a fearless mercenary unit currently stationed in the Oberon system providing needed military support in a galaxy torn apart by ruthless dictators and power-hungry warlords. The Black Talons provide everything from specialist squads and supplies, to entire armies, bases – and even powerful mechs of warfare. This comes at a price, of course – but in a universe controlled by the corrupt, is it enough to stand by and watch while great cities burn to the ground and whole civilizations are destroyed in the name of conquest?
Check out the debut Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons trailer below for a taste of the formidable array of equipment and technology that the Black Talons company offers, as well as a first look at the alien environments of the many planets found in the Oberon system.
About Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons:
A devastating war has torn the galaxy apart. Dozens of planets and star systems have declared independence or forged new alliances, while governments fall and warlords rise to power. Chaos and corruption are everywhere, and so to maintain order and negotiate peace between the ruling factions, private mercenary armies are called to action.
You are commander of the Black Talons company, currently stationed in the Oberon system. After an eventful campaign, the military Tzanar Union has overrun the planet of Genai and blocked all departure from the system: leaving you and the Black Talons stranded. The only means of escape is to help the Genai forces repel the invading army and recapture the planet.
Features of Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons:
•Extensive campaign mode where the actions of the player have a direct impact on the local system’s balance of power
•Persistent and fully customizable squads
•Various unit classes with specialized roles and their own distinctive set of weapons, abilities and skill trees
•5 worlds with differing environments and weather conditions that directly affect battle
•Powerful mechs can enter the battlefield and turn the tide of combat
•Customize and upgrade your base with weapons and infrastructure that will boost squad numbers, teleport soldiers or even bombard the battlefield
•Faction relations influence a player’s progress throughout the game: either by giving access to unique units or interfering with missions
Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons is a real-time tactics game developed by independent game studio Camel 101 and will be released globally via digital distribution for PC, Mac and Linux in Q4 2014.
And here is the trailer:
Article by Nick