Tokyo-based developer Sieg Games announced a brand new multiplayer mecha game titled (for now) Project MBR.
The game is in development for PS5 and PC via Steam, and it's a 5 vs. 5 mecha combat game in which players will be able to pilot transformable robots in pitched multiplayer battles. The planned release window is spring 2024
The mecha will have a "Tank form" which is your usual walking robot, a "Flight Form" which does what it says on the tin, and a "Turret Form" which gives up mobility for point defense.
A wide variety of weapons and customization will be available, and players will be able to play a more casual "Exercise" mode in which you have more freedom to build up your mecha, and a competitive "Experiment" mode held within specific events which will strictly limit your "deck" cost, meaning that the playing field will be leveled.
The maps include different kinds of bases that can be captured and held for a variety of bonuses and players can control both aerial and ground-based drones bringing the number of units on the field to 50.
The game will receive a Kickstarter campaign which will go live on March 7. What may make the project even more exciting is the team behind it. Sieg Games was founded by Yoichi Miyaji of Game Arts fame, producer of Grandia, GunGriffon, and the Lunar series. The music is composed by Noriyuki Iwadare, who also worked on Grandia and Lunar, and more recently the Ace Attorney series and the upcoming Loop8: Summer of Gods.
The game's world is created by Koichi Inoue of Sunrise fame, known for his work on Mobile Suit Gundam 0083, Armored Trooper Votoms, and more.
It's worth mentioning that the title "Project MBR" is a working title and may be changed in the future.
Below you can check out a trailer and a video interview with Miyaji-san, who also provided a comment.
“Project MBR is being actively developed from a pro-consumer perspective. The team plans to routinely update mechs, battlefields, and other elements of the title in hopes that players will enjoy this refreshing, original take on robot action shooters for a long time to come. We’re excited to launch our Kickstarter campaign today and look forward to bringing this ambitious project to life alongside the hardcore mech community.”