Here's the story trailer for Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries

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Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries is approaching its December 10th release date and Piranha Games has the opening cinematic for fans to check out. The story chronicles the rise and fall of the human star empire and collapse into the succession wars, where mercenary mech pilots fight an increasingly messy but profitable series of proxy battles for the warring houses.

It's been a long time since the last Mechwarrior game so we'll see how fans of the series warm to Piranha's new take on the franchise, and its somewhat controversial Epic Games Store exclusivity. Stay tuned for my full review.

There's one last reveal from our side for the week before the holiday festivities (read: incalculable amounts of food) begin. Today the developers behind the upcoming MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries have released the opening cinematic from the game, setting the stage for conflict and who and what you will aim to become in the Inner Sphere.


The game's opening cinematic brings us to 3015, a time of tension between the great houses of humanity after an era of peace quickly give way to ruthless violence known as the Succession Wars.


These great houses are increasingly turning to mercenary units for supporting firepower - enter you, the player, a scrappy pilot thrust into a leadership position, with the goal to guide your unit through these conflicts, carefully choosing which houses to accept contracts from while managing resources, selecting which 'Mechs to arm your company with, and leading allies into tremendously difficult battles.