Especially since I’m a) a huge Battletech fan (I first purchased it when you could still find copies boxed as Battledroids, and the mech artwork was taken from sources such as Macross and Crusher Joe).

Anyway, there’s a kickstarter out, brought to you by the same guys at Harebrained Schemes who’ve managed to deliver on Shadowrun returns. The KS itself is over but you can still pre-order as a backer.

I’m sure some aspects of the campaign story will suffer from the same liberal tropes Shadowrun did, but…. Battletech! Skirmishes! PvP!

Update: More background on the Battletech universe from the incomparable Razorfist.

And some gameplay video from earlier this year.