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Heavy Gear Assault

2 years ago

Heavy Gear Assault stomps onto Steam Early Access

Heavy Gear Assault [official site], a multiplayer shoot-o-sim adaptation of the mechtastic wargame/loreworld/doodad, has arrived on Steam Early Access. You might remember Heavy Gear from the games Activision made in the '90s after losing the MechWarrior license. In a similar memory-jogging vein, Heavy Gear Assault is made by MekTek, the folks behind that expanded free release of MechWarrior 4 a few years back. Heavy Gear…

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3 years ago

Heavy Gear Assault Stomps Into Early Access

Correction: An earlier version of this post said the game was free-to-play, following outdated information on the game's site. No, it won't be free-to-play, but it will sell instant unlocks for folks who want them. When Activision lost the BattleTech rights to make MechWarrior games, they turned to a Heavy Gear license to fill the 'stompy murderbot combat' hole in their lineup. Well, MechWarrior games…

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5 years ago

Heavy Gear Assault’s Gear Bay Contains Yellow Gear

If you've been paying attention to the latest robot-combat news then you will have noted that the Heavy Gear franchise is being reworked via a Kickstarter. Stompy Bot Productions promises both F2P arena combat and - via popular demand - some episodic single-player. They're showing off the latest part of their project in a new trailer, which illustrates the robots being fitted out in the…

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Heavy Gear Assault Now Promises Single-Player

The Kickstarter for Heavy Gear Assault caused some consternation with its focus on multiplayer, so the team have revised their goals against that feedback. The $800,000 base goal now includes: "Episode 1 of the single-player story that makes you a part of Heavy Gear history. This first offline, single-player episode details the initial contact with Earth's Colonial Expeditionary Force (CEF) and sets the stage for…

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Heavy Gear Assault Enters The Kickstarter Arena

A new Heavy Gear game is coming, but Heavy Gear Assault will only appear at the mercy of the wallet-wielding crowd. The Unreal Engine powered game is asking for $800,000, and is looking pretty stompy. However, this proposition does not include a campaign, but instead is a multiplayer combat game: "Compete in tournaments and organized matches for fame and fortune. Spectate and sponsor other players.…

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