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TGS 2010: Microsoft Shows Off New Steel Battalion for Kinect

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Steelbattalion Back in 2002, Capcom released Steel Battalion on the original Xbox. It was a combat game in which you controlled a vertical, bipedal tank – or mech if you’re more sensible. It required an insane Two-stick, 40 button controller and has gone on to become a collector’s item, and a bit of a cult classic.

At TGS this year, Capcom and Microsoft announced a new Steel Battalion – and it’ll require a custom controller of a different sort. You guessed it, Kinect. there’s now real word on how it’ll be controlled, but I’m guessing this is the game we’ve been waiting for that uses the standard 360 controller, with a Kinect controlled HUD allowing you to select weapons and the like by pointing at the screen. If so, it may start getting pretty difficult to keep ignoring Kinect.

The game will be co-developed by FROM software, the guys behind Demons Souls, Armored core and Chromehounds so they know a thing or two about mech games.

This is the sort of stuff I want to see more of, Microsoft.

Trailer after the jump.

This is what the press release had to say :

"Manhattan, 2082: In a world where computers and almost all modern technology have been lost, the greatest nations of the world continue to battle for supremacy. The American army lands in New York to begin its first big offensive of a long ground war. Soldiers fire from the trenches as scorched bunkers belch black smoke. As comrades continually fall to the unrelenting crossfire of bullets, the Vertical Tanks make their relentless advance. Experience the battlefield as never before with Kinect for Xbox 360."

Last Updated: September 16, 2010


  1. RSA-Ace

    September 16, 2010 at 11:05

    I’m more excited for Project Dark from FROM software. Looks like a spiritual successor to Demon’s Souls.


  2. Geoffrey Tim

    September 16, 2010 at 11:15

    There you go spoiling scheduled posts again… 😛


  3. Steve Hofmeyr

    September 16, 2010 at 11:47

    I’m playing Demons’ Souls at the moment. I’m not done yet, they need to wait! :ninja:
    Awesome game btw.


  4. ewie

    September 16, 2010 at 11:48

    I once ordered this from ebay – but sadly this of all my parcells got lost in the posting service.

    What a pitty.


  5. AC!D

    September 16, 2010 at 11:56

    Can you link us to the trailer perhaps? I cant find it anywhere :cwy:


  6. ewie

    September 16, 2010 at 11:59

  7. AC!D

    September 16, 2010 at 12:42

    Sorry Ewie i meant a Project Dark trailer. Im a massive Demon’s souls fan.


  8. Field Marshal JR Lenoir

    September 16, 2010 at 13:21

    I like your idea Geoff, where Kinect compliments your gameplay by allowing you to use your body to control the HUD (i.e. select weapons, mess around with the controls etc.) but ultimately the game still relies on the controller. If that is what they’re planning, I might just get excited about Kinect. One can only hope it’s not going to be an onrail fail.


  9. RSA-Ace

    September 16, 2010 at 13:50



  10. al360

    September 17, 2010 at 11:18

    damn looks like ed 209


  11. Aussious aka Molyneux

    September 17, 2010 at 13:09

    Killer app for all your “Hardcore” audiance and not forgetting Panzer Dragoon, and another game from Suda51 and those are just some of your japanese games we still have the west to go. I never doubted their commitment to their core audiance and if you do your maths you’le see that they actually have more exclusives in the upcoming year than SONY do.


  12. Sir James vannie Kaap

    September 17, 2010 at 13:12

    You’re trying to hard Mr Gates! You can’t have my money!


  13. AC!D

    September 17, 2010 at 13:26

    Pleae do the maths id love to put you in your place again!


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