BattleTech, the upcoming mech turn-based strategy game from Hairbrained Schemes, now has a publisher. Paradox Interactive has announced that it has made a deal with the developer to publish BattleTech when it releases on PC later this year.
The game was originally funded via a successful Kickstarter campaign in November 2016, and in a press release Paradox stated that it “is providing a full loadout of publishing support in BattleTech’s march to launch.” Paradox and Hairbrained also released a trailer for the game today, which you can see below.
BattleTech is an established franchise of both tabletop and video games stretching back to 1984, which includes the popular spinoff series MechWarrior. The last BattleTech game came out in 1994 for the Sega Genesis. As a result, the developer claims that the new BattleTech is “the first turn-based tactical Mech PC game in over 20 years.”
Hairbrained Schemes is best known for developing recent Shadowrun games. BattleTech includes a story campaign as well as competitive multiplayer, and it is currently scheduled for release sometime in 2017. You can check out screenshots from the game below (click for full size).