BattleTech Update #5, $1,532,887 and Counting

In the event that you've pledged $125 or more on Harebrained Schemes' BattleTech and are not interested in hanging a banner featuring one of the noble houses - Davion, Kurita, Liao, Marik, or Steiner - on your wall, you'll be happy to learn in Update #5 that there will now be a "BattleTech" option that'll decorate the banner with the spiffy skull-like logo that also emblazons the back of the flight jacket. Word is:

Thanks to your funding, we'll build a complete 3D portrait customization system so you can tailor the look of your MechWarriors and your own Mercenary commander.

Each new recruit you hire will have a procedurally generated name, stats, and 3d portrait - but when you customize your crew, we'll never have to "cycle" MechWarrior appearances in your game.

You'll have access to a range of customization options you can use to create a merc crew that looks just the way you want them (you can name and model the likeness of all your mercs after your friends, for example).

We've received feedback that some folks want to support the project and wear some cool swag, but don't want to show allegiance to one of the Great Houses. So, we've added a 6th Option to the Collection of Noble House Heraldry you can choose from at the $125 Level - in addition to Davion, Kurita, Liao, Marik, or Steiner, you can now choose BATTLETECH.