Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor Trailer

Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor Trailer

Uses both Kinect AND Controller

Written by litepink on 17 August 11 at 03:52

Capcom's Steel Battalion for the original Xbox will forever be legendary, as it came bundled with a cockpit controller that featured over forty buttons and two control sticks which cost a whopping $200. Those who were willing to shell out the cash were treated with a great mech game that was certainly a conversation piece. Another Xbox sequel followed to help justify your purchase, but what was next in store for the series no one saw coming. Originally announced in 2010, Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor shocked everyone when it was unveiled as a Kinect game, practically doing a 180 in terms of controllers. Today we finally get some more insight on the game and how the controls will work.

Set in the year 2082, Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor takes place in a fictional future where computers don't exist. The ultimate weapon here is the VT, otherwise knows as the Vertical Tank. Capcom revealed today that controlling your VT will utilize both conventional controller and Kinect. You use your controller to move your VT in addition to aiming and firing your guns. A variety of important tasks are reliant on the Kinect, including starting the engine, operating the scope, or manning the turret machine gun. The Kinect also "provides a means of interacting with your fellow crew members, from ensuring a panicked crew member stays focused, to a high five for successfully completing a mission." Some of the gesture controls and features sound intriguing...aside from the high five.

Below is a trailer of the intense action you can expect in Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor:



Although the game does use a regular controller, Capcom has made it clear that this game is exclusive to Kinect on Xbox 360, and that the peripheral is required. The Kinect device has been extremely successful for Microsoft, but has also been met with lots of criticism among core gamers worried that they they will be neglected or forgotten. Capcom looks to give you that core experience on Kinect. Skepticism is to be expected, but the two original Xbox games definitely proved that the series wasn't just a gimmick. We'll have to wait until 2012 to find out how Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor pans out.
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JJ BOMBAY
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Posted on 17 August 11 at 04:06
Too bad all of the computers are gone because those mechs are pretty clunky. They reminded me of the basic trash can mechs from Lost Planet. Still looks like a cool concept though.
Posted on 17 August 11 at 04:39
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Posted on 17 August 11 at 04:41
Has alot of WW2 elements in the game as well which i find weird but will keep an eye on this.
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Posted on 17 August 11 at 04:45
Looks decent ... loved the first game! Might have to dust off that controller!
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Posted on 17 August 11 at 05:08
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Posted on 17 August 11 at 05:16
This will be the best game for Kinect if they pull it off.
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Posted on 17 August 11 at 06:00
This'll either prove that Kinect can be used for greatness, or further darken the core gamers' opinion of the peripheral.
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Posted on 17 August 11 at 06:00
Looks like i might have to finally get a Kinect
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You HAVE to have Kinect? Well that has just ruined this for me. Definitely not bothered now. When will Microsoft stop forcing the Kinect down our throats?
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Posted on 17 August 11 at 06:35
Would you rather buy a huge controller like the one used in the previous game?
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Posted on 17 August 11 at 06:50
I want a reason to buy a kinect
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Posted on 17 August 11 at 07:08
Skeptical Mario said:Would you rather buy a huge controller like the one used in the previous game?yeah, at least you'll be able to use other games with it, unlike the first one.
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Posted on 17 August 11 at 07:21
So, every computer gets "eaten" and they suddenly end up back in WW2 period clothing? Or is Steel Battalion always been about WW2 styling...
Posted on 17 August 11 at 08:21
Potential killer app.
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Posted on 17 August 11 at 09:02
Looks interesting, reminds me a little of Ring Of Red
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Posted on 17 August 11 at 10:42
Homefront! Technology turned off, america being invaded? Thats defenitly homefront. The only diffrences are:
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Posted on 17 August 11 at 11:00
Wonder if it will be as hardcore as the first?
Also i wish they would find a way to plug the original controller in,that would be a nice bonus for all of us who still have the original
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Posted on 17 August 11 at 11:16
Skeptical Mario said:Would you rather buy a huge controller like the one used in the previous game?Yes! That's the whole point of Steel Battalion!
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Posted on 17 August 11 at 11:22
AdeClarke said:You HAVE to have Kinect? Well that has just ruined this for meSame