Published by Microsoft Games
Developed by: Day1 Studios
Street Date: November 2002
Pilot the most powerful weapons available in the 31st century, a 40-foot
tall walking tank known as a BattleMech. MechAssault is a 3rd-person
action/shooter, where environments are not only fully destructible,
they're your weapons. Choose from a dozen 'Mechs ranging from quick
30- tonners to huge 100-ton beasts. Configure your 'Mech and optimize
it to crush your opponents. Challenge yourself with 20 single-player
missions and get prepared for the ultimate multiplayer online experience.
- Massive Destruction on a whole new level: Every structure, bridge,
tower, or bus is fully destructible. Blow away everything in the world
bit by bit. Blast the side of a building to expose rebar, hanging
insulation, and even enemy snipers. Use the environment against your
foes. Running low on ammo? Just drop that 20-story building on the
infantry and save the firepower for the big guys.
- Pilot one of a dozen devastating walking tanks: Gamers control
the most awesome piece of military machinery ever created. Choose
from a dozen unique and formidable BattleMechs each with enough firepower
to level a city-literally!
- Online and Split-screen multiplay: Battle your friends or enemies
over the internet! Taunt your competition or strategize with your
teammate with full voice communication. MechAssault will ship with
complete Xbox online capability and split screen multiplay.
- Upgrade your 'Mech mid-mission: Pre-mission BattleMech configuration
and weapon upgrades within a mission allows players to customize the
'Mech chassis to suit style or mood. Swap out weapons, outfit your
'Mech with Jump Jets, or maximize your armor-the choice is yours.
- Amazing special effects: Intense, jaw-dropping weapon and damage
effects all but demand that the player fire a weapon just to see the
effect on the environment. Lasers light up the sky, Particle Projection
Cannons electrocute opponents, and magnetically accelerated slugs
from the Gauss Rifle are a sight to behold
- Dynamic mission-based gameplay: Gamers will be given their military
objectives by operatives on the ground and must figure out the best
way to accomplish them. The fun starts once you hit the ground running
as unexpected events turn routine missions into chaotic all-out frag
- Epic BattleTech storyline: Engaging heroic characters and stories
draw upon the rich 15 year BattleTech history. Play as a member of
the fierce WolfDragoon mercenaries and lay the smack down on some
poor unsuspecting pirates
- Cinematic storytelling: A mission-based storyline punctuated with
cinematic scenes provide key information and clues, as well as heighten
the drama and importance of the events.
- Awesome audio: Extensive voice messaging and themed interactive
music changes to reflect and drive the pace of the current in-game
situation; and audio that reflects the current and constantly changing
state of the world are all featured. The experience is heightened
using Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
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