Check Out the Opening Cinematic for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries

It’s been a long time coming, but MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is finally about to make its return. That alone is likely enough to get fans of the series and its genre psyched, but Piranha Games decided to drop an early treat before the holiday weekend. This isn’t just another promotional trailer though. Rather, it’s the game’s opening cinematic itself. Those who don’t want any spoilers at all should stop here, but everyone else should go ahead and check it out below.

It appears war has broken out in the MechWarrior universe again, drawing just about everyone into the conflict. Mercenaries have become increasingly important as the Succession Wars rage on, creating plenty of opportunities for pilots and companies alike to forge their own legends on the battlefield. In this context players will outfit their battle mechs, choose contracts from different factions, form their own company and do their utmost to complete increasingly difficult missions. It’s going to take mastery of both mech and strategy to make it to the end, but that’s how legends are made, right?

MechWarrior 5 launches for PC via Epic Game Store on December 10.