Welcome back to Arkana, the Arkrite blog.
We’ve been on hiatus over the summer, but rest assured work continues on Heavy Gear Universe.
If you were at GenCon, and had a discriminate eye, you might have noticed a tiny poster—tiny, but great. It featured Arkrite Press’ first new artwork of a Heavy Gear, and fittingly, it’s a true classic, the HACS-01MG-MP Hunter. For those wondering who created this gorgeous new version of the Hunter, I’m pleased to introduce you to Shannon Goldsmith, a 3D modeler with some serious chops. You’ll be seeing more of his detailed work in the coming months.
In addition to licensing the exclusive rights to develop and publish the Heavy Gear RPG, Arkrite Press also licensed the right to produce 28mm scale Heavy Gear models and figures. We still have a long way to go in terms of prototyping and figuring out the logistics of delivering these models to fans of Heavy Gear, but if we can pull it off, we hope the Hunter will be one of our first model kits. The model kit projects are still a long way from becoming a reality, but we’ll have some other stuff for you in the meantime.
We’ve got a few more novellas lined up before we launch the 20th Anniversary Edition of Heavy Gear, and Jason will let you know a bit more about how that’s going next week. Please keep checking back in with us as we’re getting some goodies ready for those who have been eagerly anticipating the RPG.