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Reign of Thunder is a cancelled 'Mech game from Day 1 Studios, the developers of the MechAssault series.

While the game will not be using any 'Mechs from previous MechAssault games (the IP is owned by Smith and Tinker who is also developing MechWarrior Online) , the game would've had a familiar feel to that of the MechAssault games. The game was going to launch as a PC exclusive and was planned to be available for other platforms as time went on.

Development[]

Day 1 Studios released a teaser on 16 Feb 2012 and announced they'd be returning to the 'Mech genre for their next game. It was originally believed they would be developing MechAssault 3, however as they no longer own the rights to develop more MechAssault games. As a result, they had created a new IP with completely new assets. The game was officially cancelled on January 30th 2013.

Gameplay[]

Reign of Thunder was a F2P online game. It did not include a single player campaign and likely was not planned to have one at all. Its multiplayer would've supposedly followed a similar style to that of MechAssault 1's multiplayer mode with quick mechs with a new customization system like what we see with Mechwarrior Online. Pitting 16 players against each other with customisable mechs that had the player be able to "choose from thousands of weapon, shield, and gadget combinations" with plans for a player generated market where they could sell builds, parts and paintjobs. PVP had death match and team death match and objective based game types with an offline practice mode against bots with even a grinder styled mode simply called 'hoard mode'.


External Links[]

Official Website (WayBack Link)

Official Twitter

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