Zoids Assault Xbox 360 on Aug. 26

Atlus landing long-running mech-combat toy franchise on North American shores later this year.

Save for Operation Darkness and Spectral Force 3, Atlus hasn't made much use of the licensing agreement it signed with Microsoft in November. Instead, the publisher has announced a string of titles dealing in its signature genres of strategy, role-playing, fighting, or any combination thereof, for Nintendo's and Sony's platforms, including Baroque, Drone Tactics, Arcana Heart, and Izuna 2.

The beasts of war.

Today, however, the publisher announced it would be bringing at least one more title to the Xbox 360 before year's end: Zoids Assault. An offshoot of Tomy's popular Japanese figurine and anime franchise, Zoids Assault offers an interactive take on far-future, mechanized combat. In the game, two small nations--Maroll and Jamil--find themselves in the grip of a cold war threatening to turn hot in the aftermath of a larger global conflict.

The game offers both strategy and role-playing elements, and Atlus promises an extensive range of upgrade and customization options. Players will have access to a Zoid army of their very own, replete with biomechanical beasts of war, and must use advanced tactical thinking to outwit larger armies.

Zoids Assault is slated to deploy exclusively on the Xbox 360 on August 26. The game's official Web site has more information on the title.

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danwarecritic
danwarecritic

@rollcat1 What's wrong with mech RPGs? Or RPGs in general? Square-enix did the Front Mission series for four installments and that's a good series! I've never played the full games but I've played a demo of Front Mission 4. And this is from Atlus so it's not gonna fail. How do I know? It's because I've played four of the GBA games they put out, a demo of Steambot Chronicles, and Arcana Heart, and all of them are fun. So don't go calling me a fanboy. I've been disappointed. With the cheesy Dragon Rage, and a couple mediocre demos. HAH!

rollcat1
rollcat1

That thing would be impossable to park.

raze-boi
raze-boi

This looks promising, it's published by Atlus!! PS: I got about 3-4 zoids robots when I was a little boy.

teenrobin
teenrobin

Zoids was a great anime, but to this point has only had several mediocre attempts at gaming. It doesn't look like it, but hopefully this will be the standout game the franchise is looking for. Due to the press surrounding the release..... well, enought said. All in all I love the Zoids franchise, thought it was one of the best and I do hope Atlus is considering bringing it to the PSP, It seems to suit mobile gaming more.

wproiet1
wproiet1

too bad the series ended in the US....

darkdragonmage9
darkdragonmage9

to add to what Bionic92 said tails add balance animals balance with their tails Axeus is right it's not developed by atlus would be more proper to say it is being translated by atlus

sniperhare
sniperhare

The need to make a sequel of Chromehounds. That game was awesome until people started using cheap builds.

Axeus
Axeus

@FFCloudking: Its not developed by Atlus.

ff7cloudking
ff7cloudking

nice, i cant wait to play this game, and good thing its be developed by atlus

cyclone0001
cyclone0001

How about Mobile Ops: The One Year War.

Bionic92
Bionic92

Loved Zoids. Just hope they can make the game good. And to rollcat1, they have tails because they are supposed to resemble animals.

supersonicGO
supersonicGO

Aw, I want this but I don't have a 360. I love Zoids!

Nineball2112
Nineball2112

I had these once! I got some Preparation H and it cleared right up... Oh!!! Zoids.... Ummm... nevermind.

rollcat1
rollcat1

A mech rpg game, I think im going to throw up. Give me Mech Assault! P.S. Why do they have tails?

BigDaveyDogz
BigDaveyDogz

Give me a next gen Mech Assault!! I loved that game over Live when it was on the original Xbox

Yyin9564
Yyin9564

i had a zoids game on GC when i was 9... wasn't too bad... but i fear i've grown outta it since then...

bobo3682
bobo3682

"i just wish Microsoft would bring back Mech Warrior." AMEN BROTHER!

otanikun
otanikun

Sorry, grew out of Zoids, just like Beyblade and Yu-gi-oh!

robotecha5
robotecha5

ZOIDS!!! I used to love zoids, the game will probably be garbage though

Gigas_Yuu
Gigas_Yuu

When are they going to make a Zoids MMO that lets you make teams like Zoids Zero and battle it out online with a free roaming world? Cmon, guys. I swear developers are not ambitious.

Vorador47
Vorador47

i guess this will be something along the lines of Front MIssion. i just wish Microsoft would bring back Mech Warrior.

punkpunker
punkpunker

i still remember where i bought my first ZOIDs before seeing the show. since its a turn base strategy, i hope it has more ZOIDs and replay value

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

The ZOIDs in this game look to dull as they tried to make them realistic.

ElectrolightSH
ElectrolightSH

I loved the show, used to watch it all the time as a kid but I don't think it would make a good game.

Jebril
Jebril

I really hope its good mecha anime games are like orgies for me but no developer for Gundam or Zoids seems to make good games for the series. Only mecha anime game I've liked has been from the Zone Of The Enders Series.

Urworstnhtmare
Urworstnhtmare

Which was the series with the white liger (or do they they all have the white liger) cause i loved that one! Never mind, its new century zero which im thinking of. Gotta get it on dvd some time

Ra-Devil
Ra-Devil

Zoids: Caotic Century.... made me cry. Zoids: New Century Zero.... made me jump with glee... great series, great fights, great ending. Zoids: Fuzors... deserved the cancelation it recieved. Zoids: Genesis... never saw it... kinda thought it would suck though. This game seems to be taking a new turn though, but hopfully it's good. I'm still hoping for a good action game with the Liger Zero and the whole cast from New Century Zero (just called Zoids in America), built like a Gundam game, just faster. If this gets overall decent reviews, I might rent it, but I got to be honest, I'm not looking forward to this game.

miamisk90
miamisk90

pleaseee make a ps3 versionnn ahhhh

TrueIori
TrueIori

FINALLY i LOVED THE Anime thank you atlus

Foleman
Foleman

I saw a trailer for this while on my Japanese account. (I made it for the Eternal Sonata demo) It actually looked good and there are a few other RPG's over in Japan that might be fun to play. My only worry with this and Spectral Force is will they be worth the price. This will be better than Wartech, and probably more fun. My main hope is Atlus includes some extras like artwork, a soundtrack or something to make it more appealing to fans.

tubbablubba
tubbablubba

I hearted zoids growing up. I even got that horrible gamecube game and probably enjoyed it way more than I should have. But it was a lovely show and a game I might definitely rent

tony2077ca
tony2077ca

its better then most of the stuff we have over here. anime ftw

Darth-Caedus
Darth-Caedus

I liked Zoids as a kid....I think:| Anyway I'll probably rent it..

PlasmaBeam44
PlasmaBeam44

Thank you Atlas or unearthing a dead and crappy anime and reminding us of the suck.

tony2077ca
tony2077ca

about time they released one over here on a decent system

darkdragonmage9
darkdragonmage9

sweet jesus finally a possabliy good console zoids game i have the console for and it's realesed in the states

stanley2011
stanley2011

The Zoids Anime and figure were EPIC. I saw the Trailer at ign. It looks ok. Hopefully they will have more zoids like berserk fuhrer. Im so glad there bring another zoids game back. Maybe if this goes well they will remake the Zoid games that havent made it to the US for the Current Gens like Wii 360 and ps3. I really want a new Zoid Vs. on the Wii. :D:D

tyg_skye
tyg_skye

all I could say is HAZE FTW!!!!!!!, and that this game will Flunk, because they had to make it a Turn based game...EVEN THOUGH IF IT IS GONNA GO OUT FOR THE PS3 OR WII

Turtlefark
Turtlefark

Aw man, turn based? Well that just ruined it for me.

yohan7
yohan7

i have played a couple of atlus games. when they say you can custimize your caracters, the mean you can custimize your caracters!!!! i'm excited to see this game. love atlus!!

Vexx88
Vexx88

Wow. About time. Some actually decent Zoid game over here.

x-wing20
x-wing20

I might check this one out. If your looking for the anime episodes go to Anime6.org