Tank Beat taking aim at DS

Quirky tank-centric action game for the DS will feature a plethora of real tanks; will roll out in Japan in November.

From Combat and Battlezone to Tokyo Wars and Seek and Destroy, tanks have been the focus of games for almost as long as games have existed. Now Nintendo DS owners who always wanted to hop into a German Jagdpanther or take a Soviet T-34/85 for a spin can look forward to Milestone's entry into tank-based action gaming, Tank Beat. Famitsu today revealed a few early details about the upcoming game and its main modes of play.

Tank Beat's main focus will be the story mode, in which players clear missions to progress. Playing well will not only unlock new tanks to use in subsequent stages, but it will also determine how the story unfolds.

The game will also have a trial mode that lets players replay individual missions from the story mode, as well as special stand-alone missions. Local wireless and Wi-Fi connectivity will allow for head-to-head battles with other players, whether they're in the same room or across the country. Tank Beat is scheduled for release in Japan this November.

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juanfraino
juanfraino

theres already a panzers tactics game cooming but ill chack it out 8)

faridmon
faridmon

ok i have very good knowledge about about the japanese games and i love japanese games and i will import but i never heard of Tank Beat. oh and Transformation rhythem is awsome.

bobreturns
bobreturns

im not too bothered but the more games the better

UltraWoody
UltraWoody

A Proud Owner of DS Lite... Although I'd like all games for DS to be great, The fact remains, I won't like all that's on my plate; So as long as the games that come are not a waste, I'll continue to support the DS, 'cause I like a different taste. (Go DS!)

OfficialBed
OfficialBed

has potential.....ill probably buy it

TraiklinX3
TraiklinX3

soo...this is news on gamespot.com? I could understand gamespot.co.jp or it being news here if there was a chance the game could be translated but I am guessing 90% of the readership doesn't understand japanese, the other 10% can and don't want others to know cause they will get 800 pm's saying "CN J00 TRNESLATEDSA A GME 4 ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" or "Wanna join my rom hacking team?" so once again, this is news on gamespot.com? a game coming out in japan that probably won't make it to the US. Why not report on more of those types of games? you know, the ones that will NEVER be released here in the US but are huge successes in japan?

daqua_99
daqua_99

Could be interesting ... emphasis on the could ...

1nme4u
1nme4u

i want the transformers rhythm game more than this one!

Funkyhamster
Funkyhamster

@ Shasam712: I would totally play that game. :lol:

REVOLUTIONfreak
REVOLUTIONfreak

well.....is it supposed to be like battletanks? That game rocked

szindragon
szindragon

I must say, I love tanks. Lets hope this one is a winner!

TintedChimes
TintedChimes

Hopefully its a fast tank game instead of like Chromehouds where all you do is shoot and strife the entire time.

Public_loser
Public_loser

Heh, transformers rythem game... that would be awesome

LProjektST
LProjektST

Could be interesting, could be...

gameloverx
gameloverx

I would buy it if it comes to the US

shasam712
shasam712

Awwww...I thought Tank Beat was some sort of transformers rhythm game for a moment. Alright, I guess this sounds ok......my ideas better though.