Steel Horizon storming PSP, DS

Konami unveils new naval strategy game for portables, will let battleships and aircraft carriers slug it out in wireless multiplayer.

As part of the salvo of news fired off during its 2006 Konami Gamers' Day event in San Francisco, Konami has unveiled a new naval strategy game for portables. Called Steel Horizon, the game will allow PSP and DS owners to engage in a mix of real-time or turn-based combat, and it will feature a whole harbor's worth of battleships, aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, and submarines. No rating, pricing, or release information was given.

The game is set during World War II and was "inspired by [the] pulp novels" of the 1940s, according to Konami. Much like the PC strategy game Silent Storm, its story will concern more than just the usual Axis-versus-Allies conflict, and it will feature a "mysterious organization" that manipulates world events by using "fantastic technology." However, Steel Horizon's combat will be of the purely acquatic variety.

Steel Horizon's single-player campaign will consist of 20 missions in various theaters of operation, and it casts players as the captain of a top secret US Navy ship tasked with taking out the Axis navies on the high seas. The game will also sport a multiplayer mode using the wireless functionalities of the DS and PSPs, although Konami did not specify whether either version of the game would support online play.

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18 comments
777rak
777rak

After looking at the PSP picutres, looks pretty good, hopefully it will look as good as that on the DS.

Nomadandsuzie
Nomadandsuzie

Done right, this could be very good. The DS touch screen could be put to very good use...

Kenzo287
Kenzo287

i liked advance wars on ds so im gonna look into this one

boblighte
boblighte

More details please. And let's hope they adapt the game to the DS instead of just giving it a crappy port.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

prediction....... won't sell.

MrPuzzlez
MrPuzzlez

I have a feeling that they will just poop all over the DS version...

jogunther
jogunther

It needs to be online. Like the concept.

Mad_Professor_X
Mad_Professor_X

Naval combat tends to be slow ..... could be good though

limpbizkit818
limpbizkit818

sounds good, but ill wait untill i see some gameplay footage before i make up my mind

ShadowFrog
ShadowFrog

probably not... this might be a pretty good game though

rusty_ghia
rusty_ghia

Ooh, sounds good. Any pics of the DS version?

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Pulp novels. . . sounds almost juicy

0diablo0
0diablo0

could be kinda cool but you dont know till ya see it eh?