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"Cyberlore studios are the developers behind Black Knight and from the first moment you install the mission pack it is obvious they took the task extremely seriously..."

"MechWarrior Vengeance is an awesome game as is, and Black Knight only makes it that much better".
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The 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.

-Photo by
-Jay 'Dr Lucky' Adan.

January 23, 2001


Players Can Vote on 'Mechs Appearing in Future Releases

Microsoft today 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.

"These new ‘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:

  • Coliseum Multiplayer Map - 'Mechs duke it out in the arena, entertaining millions.
  • 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 Sphere 'Mechs

MechWarrior 4: 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.


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/

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MechWarrior 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.

A 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.

MechWarrior 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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