Microsoft Game Studios have announced that they're bringing the BattleTech series in to a sci-fi action/shooter, called MechAssault.


Players will get to take their bots in to battle action through a variety of taxing environments in their huge "walking tanks", which will feature online features via the Xbox's broadband network.

Destruction and explosions are likely to be plentiful, with Microsoft promising that everything in the world can be destroyed bit by bit, on a level never seen before.

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MechAssault will be developed by Day 1 Studios, and published by Microsoft only for Xbox, with a release date to be announced later this year.