Harebrained Schemes has revealed the intro cinematic for Battletech, its upcoming turn-based tactical strategy title based on the classic tabletop game.

There’s no narration for this one so you’ll have to read between the lines, but it looks to be as if humans blasted off into space around 100 years from now, finding new planets on which they can resettle.

Some sort of intergalactic king then begins reigning over these nations, but I think his fist may have been a little too ironclad, resulting mech-based war between humanity’s surviving nations. I’m sure there’s a fairly loose reason for total war in there somewhere, although all should be revealed next week.

Battletech is launching exclusively on PC this Tuesday, April 24th. We’ll hopefully have a review for you very shortly!