Battletech is a half hour long cartoon in a half hour format. This cartoon is an attempt to tie in with the immensly popular role-playing game by the same name. It fleshes out some of the storyline running in the game world. It also has segments in it that are computer generated. They make this cartoon more interesting, although it has a strong ongoing storyline. The story is set in the future, with a group of freedom fighters who must battle genetically-enhanced soldiers to save the Earth. The series was made by Saban Entertainment and premiered on September 12, 1994.