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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.