Konami today unveiled the official Web site for the upcoming mech shooter SLAI: Steel Lancer Arena International. The game is being developed by Japanese studio Genki, which previously worked on the Xbox game Phantom Crash. SLAI will be a PlayStation 2 exclusive and is scheduled for release this year.
SLAI takes place in the distant future where robotic gladiator matches called rumblings have become the world's most popular sport. Gamers will play as pilots vying for the title of World's First Ranker in competitions in New York, Las Vegas, London, and other cities. With wins comes cash, and with cash comes the opportunity to customize gamers' robotic fighting machines.
The Flash-enabled Web site gives information on the game's four modes and features two trailers from the 2004 Electronic Entertainment Expo and a developer's journal that will be updated every Tuesday and Friday.
For more information on SLAI: Steel Lancer Arena International, head over to GameSpot's previous coverage.