to the Official Black Knight Website
Black Knight Team (From left to Right): John
'ViceMonger' Scully, Eric 'Ferret' Baudoin, Seth 'Smokin' Wreck'
Spaulding, Bryant 'Scott Baio' Johnson, Michael 'Macleod' Turner,
Dave 'Wonderbread' White, Michael 'Loki' Richard, Dave 'Praetorian"
Fifield', Jack 'Saucy Jack' Cameron, Cara 'Clever Trousers' McCormick,
David 'Missile Toad' Stokes, Eric 'Scritti Politti' Marcoullier.
-Jay 'Dr Lucky' Adan.
4 'MECH PAKS SLATED FOR 2002
Vote on 'Mechs Appearing in Future Releases
announced that two new MechWarrior™ 4 'Mech Paks will be available
in retail locations throughout North America this year. The Paks
will expand the gameplay for the best-selling, award-winning MechWarrior
4: Vengeance, based on the popular game of mechanized combat from
FASA Studios™. Each Pak will give players new 'Mechs, a new electronics
package, a new weapon, and a multiplayer map. Cyberlore, the team
behind the successful MechWarrior 4: Black Knight expansion, is
developing the Paks in conjunction with the FASA MechWarrior 4 team.
‘Mech Paks will expand the award-winning multiplayer experience
first brought to you in MechWarrior 4: Vengeance, and allow the
player to explore the MechWarrior universe in greater detail,"
said FASA studio producer TJ “PAINGOD” Wagner. "When combined
with the initial release or the Black Knight expansion, these titles
add further depth to the most complete MechWarrior experience in
the long history of the franchise."
One Pak will contain
new Inner Sphere content; the other will build up the Clan arsenal.
MechWarrior 4: Inner Sphere ‘Mech Pak will be released this spring
and will include:
Multiplayer Map - 'Mechs duke it out in the arena, entertaining
- Heavy Gauss
Rifle - The HGR hits harder than the standard Gauss Rifle,
at the expense of tonnage and range.
- IFF Jammer
- Spread confusion in the enemy's ranks with this new component.
- 4 new Inner
Clan ‘Mech Pak will follow shortly thereafter, with more details
available as development proceeds.
In a new development,
players will be able to vote on which 'Mechs will appear in future
MechWarrior releases. The first "Select a 'Mech" survey
is focused on the Inner Sphere, and players can pick which of the
Inner Sphere 'Mechs they want to strap into. The 'Mech that gets
the most votes will be added to the lineup for future MechWarrior
titles. After this survey is complete, there will be another for
Clan 'Mech selection. For more details on the survey, visit http://www.microsoft.com/games/mw4_blackknight/future_mechs.asp.
OCTOBER 11, 2001
NAV POINT REACHED -
MECHWARRIOR 4: BLACK KNIGHT EXPANSION GOES GOLD
Microsoft today announced that MechWarrior™ 4: Black Knight Expansion,
the highly anticipated add-on pack to MechWarrior 4: Vengeance,
has gone gold and is expected to hit store shelves in early November.
MechWarrior 4: Black Knight Expansion drops the player into the
notorious Black Knight Legion, a mercenary group of MechWarriors
focused on taking care of the most important people - themselves.
MechWarrior 4: Black Knight Expansion pack introduces five new ‘Mechs™
for the player to pilot: the Sunder, Ryoken, Uller, Wolfhound and
Black Knight. It also includes several new vehicles, such as the
Demolisher II Heavy Tank and the Nightwind Attack Helicopter; and
new weapons, like the incredibly devastating Cluster Bombs.
Players will also have access to some of the hardest to find weapons
through the game's newest feature, the Black Market. The Black Market
allows the player to take salvaged 'Mechs and weapons that they
don’t need, and trade them for something they do need. Players are
no longer restricted to items salvaged from the battlefield, they
can now take their chances on the Black Market.
In MechWarrior 4: Vengeance, gamers command an awesomely armed 40-foot
tall, 100-ton war machine across the remote battlefields of a hostile
world. Instead of desolate, sparsely populated battlefields, MechWarrior
4 takes place in a rich and dynamic universe inhabited by armed
allies, noncombatants, and deadly antagonists. High-energy lasers
pierce the night, rockets flare with blazing fire, and buildings
and vehicles crumble into smoldering rubble. Day missions, night
missions, fog, rain, snow, blizzards and lightning provide atmosphere
and add to the intensity and realism.
For more information, please visit the official site at http://www.microsoft.com/games/mw4_BlackKnight/
is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation
in the United States and/or other countries.
4: Black Knight, the highly anticipated
expansion pack to the award-winning MechWarrior 4: Vengeance, takes
you back into action on Kentares IV with new 'Mechs and vehicles,
more ways to modify your 'Mechs, several new multiplayer modes,
and a new single-player campaign where you can play a Black Legion
mercenary fighting for House Steiner.
collaborative effort combining the expertise of Cyberlore, creators
of Majesty and Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal, and the guidance
of FASA Interactive, MechWarrior 4: Black Knight continues the award-winning
tradition established by MechWarrior 4, with players exploring a
new, darker chapter in the conflicts of Kentares IV.
In addition, MechWarrior 4: Black Knight also introduces a new Black
Market mode which will give players more options when upgrading
their 'Mechs. MechWarriors are no longer limited to salvaged equipment
from previous battles, and can now trade to get the parts they really
need. New multiplayer modes include Absolute Attrition, Strongholds,
Siege Assault, Giant Killers and Clan vs. Inner Sphere.
4: Black Knight will be available in retail locations throughout
North America this Fall. Stay tuned right here for much more information
in the weeks ahead...
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