Heavy Gear Assault seeks to revive the franchise with awesome crumbly environments
May 21, 2013
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Because we can never have enough big stompy mechs, we've brought in some new friends to join Hawken and MechWarrior Online. Today's Kickstarter heavyweight is Heavy Gear Assault—yep, a continuation of the mech-based universe that spanned not only two Activision games in the late '90s, but also a tactical tabletop war game and a combat card game. So much stompery! Its new developers, a blend of hardcore gamers and industry vets, are hoping to convince you to chip into their $800,000 asking price by way of this helpful destruction demonstration.
Now wasn't that fun? Play it on a loop and it becomes something quite mesmerizing. Let's hope the same hyper-detailed destruction physics will be applied to the mechs as well, because Heavy Gear Assault is aiming for a special place in eSports, and I can envision their livestreams doing very well indeed if every enemy defeat is as cinematic as that crumbling bridge.
is currently spinning up, with 39 days left to conjure a cool 800 grand from your pockets (with any extra being put towards some very ambitious
)—though it's worth noting that as Heavy Gear Assault is planned to be free-to-play, most of the various tiers' rewards come in the form of equivalent amounts of in-game cash. Alternatively, you can pledge directly on the
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