Normally, a screenshot of a single in-game unit wouldn’t warrant a news post, but I’ve also made no secret of my love of giant, stomping robots. Imagine my delight when Piranha Games dropped off a bundle of screenshots about MechWarrior Online’s latest mountain of mech tonnage, the Catapult.

[In my best Bob Barker voice]: The Catapult is an indirect-fire mech equipped with long-range missiles (LRMs), four medium lasers and jump jets for that pilot on the go (and escaping from enemies that get a bit too close). Want to learn more about the world of MechWarrior Online? Of course you do! Head on over to the official website, check out the updates (like that killer brain dump on the Mech lab) and reserve your pilot name. Remember to spay or neuter your pets.

From what we know of the game so far, there are going to be some neat social features that allow you to form your own Mercenary squads, pledge allegiance to one of the major houses of the Inner Sphere and take on rival lances for profit and glory. Now… where did I put my heat sinks?