BattleTech 2nd and 3rd edition box sets were illustrated with a popular collection of anime licenses – Warhammer, Marauder, BattleMaster, Phoenix Hawk and so on. These were retired in 1996.

Randall Bills, Managing Developer of Catalyst Game Labs says that he’s finally managed to reacquire the rights to these lines of illustration and they will be returning on upcoming and future Battletech products. I’m guessing that this also means that Battletech rights are securely in CGL’s hands at the moment, although I don’t recall hearing that.

You can see a preview of the book “BattleTech: 25 Years of Art and Fiction” at source (above link).

Update: Whoops. Catalyst spoke too soon.