A new, free-to-play entry in the classic MechWarrior series has been announced for the second half of 2012. MechWarrior Tactics is in development at Roadhouse Interactive and A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Games, with publishing duties handled by Infinite Game Publishing.

MechWarrior Tactics is a free-to-play, turn-based strategy game employing micro-transactions for purchasing “vital combat and cosmetic resources to outfit each Mech, assemble a lance of four Mechs, and then go online for epic multiplayer showdowns competing for large payouts and top billing on global leaderboards.” Right now, that’s all we’ve got to go on — if you want to register a commander name, you can head over to MechWarrior Tactics‘ official site.

via joystiq.com