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Back of Box (German Version):

    MECHWARRIOR 2

    MERCENARIES

    Nie dagewesene "Mechs. Nie dagewesene Grafik. Nie dagewesene Zerstörungsmöglichkeiten.
    SIE SIND EIN SÖLDNER, DER IN DEN BRUTALEN KAMPF ZWISCHEN ZWEI RIVALISIERENDEN HÄUSERN DER INNEREN SPHÄRE VERWICKELT IST. RUHM UND EHRE SIND BETRUG UND MACHTGIER GEWICHEN. ALS KAMPFERPROBTEN KRIEGER FÜHRT SIE IHR SCHICKSAL IN DUNKLE BEREICHE DES UNIVERSUMS, WO IHRE FÄHIGKEITEN DRINGEND GEBRAUCHT WERDEN. DORT, WO ES NICHT AUF DEN SIEG ANKOMMT, ZÄHLEN NUR NOCH MACHT, RUHM ... UND GELD.

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    Grenzenlose Spieldynamik

    Kämpfen Sie in mehr als 30 Missionen in der Inneren Sphäre während Sie finanzielle Mittel sammel, um eine Elitetruppe für den entscheidenden Kampf zur Rettung von Terra zusammenzustellen. Oder spielen Sie eine unbegrenzte Anzahl freier Missionen...

    Lukrative Schlachten

    Verdienen Sie ein Vermögen. Organisieren Sie ihre Mechs, Munitionsvorräte, Reperaturen und Kontrakte. Ergattern Sie feindliches Beutematerial direkt vom Schlachtfeld... und stehlen Sie, was Sie nicht kaufen können. Sie werden Ihre finanziellen Mittel wirkungsvoll einsetzen müssen - ansonsten droht Ihnen der Untergang.

    Hochrealistische Kampfeffekte

    Explodierende Raketen, brennende Ruinen, glühende Schrapnellspiltter und realistisch berechnete Gefechtsschäden sorgen mit fantastischen Soundeffekten und packenden Musikkompositionen für eine einzigartige Kampfsimulation.

    Völlig neues Grafiksystem

    Faszinierden Filmsequenzen, atemberaubende Grafik und eine außergewöhnliche Objektdarstellung garantieren ein fesselndes Spielerlebnis.

    Contributed by jaXen (257882) on Jun 25, 2010.

Print advertisement 03/1996:
    „Mechwarriori 2 ist der beste Robo-Simulator, den ich je gespielt habe.“
    Knut Gollert, POWERPLAY

    Inklusive „NETMECH“, der brandneuen 8-Spieler Netzwerk-Option.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (256144) on Apr 09, 2010.

Advertisement in PC Games, November 1996 (German):

    SÖLDNER KENNEN NUR EINEN UNTERSCHIED ZWISCHEN LEBEN UND TOD...



    ...TOD WIRD BEZAHLT



    MECHWARRIOR® 2
    MERCENARIES’



    DER OFFIZIELLE NACHFOLGER VON MECHWARRIOR 2



    ENTSCHEIDEN SIE ÜBER LEBEN UND TOD IM MECH-UNIVERSUM.

  • TOP STRATEGIE:
    RESSOURCENMANAGEMENT, ERBEUTEN SIE WAFFEN UND AUSRÜSTUNG VON FEINLICHEN MECHS ZUR STEIGERUNG IHRER KAMPFKRAFT
  • TOP SOUND:
    NEUE EFFEKTE UND MUSIK IN ÜBERRAGENDER QUALITÄT
  • TOP GRAFIK:
    GERENDERTE, MIT TEXTUREN ÜBERZOGENE MECHS UND LANDSCHAFTEN
  • AUSSERDEM:
    30 NEUE MECHS, ÜBER 30 NEUE MISSIONEN, MULTIPLAYER-OPTION (INKL. MERCNET)

    ERHÄLTLICH AB OKTOBER FÜR DOS UND WINDOWS95

    Contributed by Xoleras (66578) on Oct 19, 2004.

Press Release:

    Activision Launches MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries with One of the Industry's Largest Consumer Specific Promotional Programs



    Best Buy, CompUSA, Computer City, Electronics Boutique, Egghead and Media Play Have Teamed Up for Unique Mech Month Promotions



    Los Angeles, CA, October 3, 1996 -- Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) has teamed up with Best Buy, CompUSA, Computer City, Electronics Boutique, Egghead and MediaPlay to create one of the interactive entertainment industry's largest consumer-specific promotions -- Mech Month -- to support the launch of MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries. Currently available at 10,000 retail outlets nationwide, Mercenaries is the sequel to the blockbuster hit MechWarrior 2, which has shipped more than 700,000 retail units to date. Running from October 1 - October 31, 1996, the million dollar Mech Month campaign features retail-specific promotions that include instant rebate programs, special coupon offers and significant in-store merchandising programs.

    The promotion is backed by a multi-tiered marketing campaign that includes in-store merchandising such as shelf-talkers, standees and 70-unit floor displays as well as extensive advertising in consumer, retail and online publications.

    Additionally, participating retailers nationwide are offering consumers special price promotions that allow them to purchase titles from Activision's MechWarrior library at a reduced cost. Consumers can buy MechWarrior 2 and MechWarrior 2 Expansion Pack: Ghost Bear's Legacy for either MS-DOS or Windows 95 for approximately $5-10 off everyday retail prices.

    "MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries is one of the industry's most highly anticipated sequels," said Bobby Kotick, CEO and Chairman, Activision. "We're launching this triple A title with our most comprehensive and aggressive marketing campaign to date. This broad-based promotional strategy will give Activision and MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries premium placement as we enter the holiday season."

    Details of the retail store promotions are outlined below:

    CompUSA
    In an exclusive offer, CompUSA customers can buy MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries and receive a free copy of MechWarrior 2 for MS-DOS through the mail. Details of the program will be available on tear pads in approximately 100 CompUSA stores.

    Computer City
    Available in approximately 110 locations through October 31, Computer City customers can participate in a mail-in rebate program that enables them to receive a $10 rebate off the purchase price of MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries.

    Egghead
    Through a special promotion with Computer Life magazine, Egghead consumers will be eligible for a $10 rebate off the purchase of MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries. The rebate coupon offer will be bound inside the November issue of Computer Life and is redeemable at any one of approximately 150 Egghead stores.

    Electronics Boutique During Mech Month, more than 430 Electronics Boutique stores will feature window displays of MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries. The Mercenaries themed-displays will include 5’ standees and 3’ x 2’ banners.

    MediaPlay
    MediaPlay customers have the opportunity to receive a free, limited edition MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries poster with purchase of the game. Posters will be available at approximately 90 MediaPlay locations while supplies last.

    Best Buy
    Approximately 260 Best Buy stores nationwide are offering customers a $10 instant rebate on MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries.

    # # #



    Activision, Inc. is a publicly held developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for Microsoft Windows and MS-DOS-compatible, Macintosh and other computers, as well as Nintendo, Sega, and Sony PlayStation game systems. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in London, Tokyo and Sydney, the company sells and markets products under the Activision and Infocom trade names.

    The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements." The company cautions readers of this press release that a number of important factors could cause Activision's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. These important factors, and other factors that could affect Activision, are described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1996. Readers of this press release are referred to such filings.

    MechWarrior, BattleTech, BattleMech, Mech are registered trademarks and MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries, Ghost Bear's Legacy and MercNet are trademarks of FASA CORPORATION.

    Contributed by Jeanne (76342) on Apr 21, 2004.

Back of jewel case version (bundled with Interstate '76):
    You are a mercenary. Caught in a brutal war between two rival houses of the Inner Sphere. Honor and glory have yielded to betrayal and greed. Now a combat-hardened warrior, your quest leads you to pilot your 'mech into darker, more desperate realms of the universe. Where victory means nothing... and power, fame and the almighty C-Bill mean everything.

    Contributed by Roedie (5250) on Apr 28, 2001.

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