You open your eyes to find yourself standing in center of the regional combat arena on a windswept day. A gust of dry air hits your face. It's the year 6132 and you're the descendent of a colonist family on the distant planet Terra Nova and you've made the bad choice of enlisting in the world's preeminent competitive sport known as Gear Dueling. On the other side of the arena stands your opponents imposing weapon - a four meter tall humanoid robot that's holding an automatic cannon nearly six feet long. This is a Gear and they're built like tanks only with rollerskates. This is the world of MekTek Studios' Heavy Gear Assault.