MONTREAL – December 13, 2012 – Amateur and veteran MechWarrior Online pilots have a new secret weapon in their arsenal today as Infinite Game Publishing (IGP) and Piranha Games published a brand-new Penny Arcade original comic guide, “Pilot Safety Information” today at http://mwomercs.com/pennyarcade. Inspired by those infamous “back of the airplane seat” safety instructions, this custom two-page guide reveals five crucial tips for MechWarrior pilots, including illustrated examples of how to avoid laser fire mishaps while properly managing the Mech’s heat levels, throttle controls and torso-twist maneuverability.
“I used to play BattleTech at lunch, when I was in high school," said Penny Arcade's Jerry Holkins. "There's a lot of meat in MechWarrior Online, a lot to know, and we wanted to see if we could cover some of the basics in a way that could help people get the most out of it."
Piranha Games Creative Director Bryan Ekman said, “Piloting a giant Mech is an entirely new experience for most gamers requiring thought, balance and team strategy. First time players are often surprised when typical shooter tactics such as ‘shoot first, think later’ get them into trouble. The team at Penny Arcade, admittedly lifelong MechWarrior franchise fans, has crafted a superbly informative and funny comic that players will truly appreciate.”
The MechWarrior Online web site also offers several other guides and tutorials for piloting in addition to the definitive comic guide, including this article from Paul Inouye, the game’s lead designer as well as extremely helpful tutorial videos.
As a special celebratory offer to coincide with the release of the Penny Arcade guide, IGP and Piranha Games are offering a free 1-day “Premium Time” upgrade for any new or existing MechWarrior Online account. Full redemption details are available at: http://mwomercs.com/pennyarcade.
Also, starting today through December 18 at 10 am Pacific, all players will receive a holiday season bonus of 20% extra MechWarrrior Credits [MC] with any MC package purchase.
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About Piranha Games, Inc.
Piranha Games Inc. was founded in January 2000 by Russ Bullock and Bryan Ekman. Piranha Games is focused on the core action games market and has worked on exciting IPs such as: Need For Speed®, and Transformers® 2: Revenge of the Fallen. Please join us at www.piranha-games.com.
About Infinite Game Publishing Inc.
Infinite Games is a newly formed publisher of AAA online interactive entertainment. Formed by industry vets with a passion for great games, IGP’s leadership is driving online entertainment forward by partnering with best-in-breed developers to bring high-octane excitement to PC gamers everywhere. Official Web site: www.infinitegamepublishing.com.
About Penny Arcade
Since 1998, Penny Arcade ( www.penny-arcade.com) has grown from a simple online comic strip into an industry-leading media company. With over 3.5 million unique monthly readers, the New York Times–bestselling “Penny Arcade” comic is widely considered one of the most authentic and influential voices in gamer culture and the gaming industry. Penny Arcade created PAX East and PAX Prime—now the first and second largest consumer gaming festivals in the U.S.—as well as Child’s Play Charity, which has raised over $12.5 million via gamers to benefit children’s hospitals. The Penny Arcade family also includes the PATV webseries network, the online reality show “Penny Arcade: The Series,” “The Trenches” comic, and industry news and commentary site “The Penny Arcade Report.” Penny Arcade is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
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