Illustration for article titled Surprise, iMechwarrior 5/i Is Coming

And it’s a big, proper, singleplayer Mechwarrior game.

Not an online thing, not a strategy game, not a mod, but a full-blown, first-person, fifth Mechwarrior title.

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It’s being developed by a separate, dedicated team at Piranha, the same studio behind Mechwarrior Online.

Here’s the pitch:

In MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries you will adopt the role of a rookie MechWarrior pilot thrust into combat as the Third Succession War continues to fracture the Inner Sphere. Take contracts from the factions of your choosing and engage in tactical, first-person, PvE ‘Mech combat through an immersive, career-based Mercenary campaign driven by player choice. Victory, prestige, and profit will not only require skill on the battlefield, but in the acquisition, maintenance, and enhancement of your BattleMechs.

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Aaaannddddd that’s all we’ve got. It’s due in 2018.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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