Sep 182009

I hear giant fighting robots are making a comeback...If you weren’t already aware there’s an outfit going by the name MekTekthat has been hard at work resuscitating a very well aged Mechwarrior 4: Vengeance. The development studio based in Canada has been putting in a good deal of time and effort in completely rebuilding the MechWarrior 4 series for a free (yes, FREE) re-release.

In addition to the total overhaul of the game itself they’ve worked out an entire matchmaking system with up to date network code which will let us play against each other online – again, all free.

But some recent developments in their efforts to release this freeware version of the beloved giant robot shooter almost hit a brick wall when many of the assets owned by the company WizKids we’re bought up by the National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA).
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Mechwarrior 4

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Aug 052009

Super Mega Robot Man, AWAY!!Courtesy of Joystiq comes news that in response to the Mechwarrior series being in the process of a reboot, MekTek is being granted the rights to release Mechwarrior 4 for free to help drum up some hype.

There are no solid details on when or how it will be distributed (most likely digital download) but MekTek did mention that it would be coming “soon”.

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