Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor deploys June 19

Capcom sets Western debut for Kinect-exclusive Xbox mech war game in North America; European release following June 22.

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After eight years on leave, Steel Battalion is ready to report for duty once more. Capcom today announced a June 19 North American release date for Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor, with a European launch following on June 22.

They say war never changes, but at least now it's Kinect-compatible.
They say war never changes, but at least now it's Kinect-compatible.

Billed as a Kinect game for traditional gamers, Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor relies on both the motion-sensing camera peripheral and a standard Xbox 360 controller. Movement, aiming, and firing are still handled by the controller. The Kinect integration comes in when the player--as the commander of a "Vertical Tank" crew--must navigate the cockpit of the machine, survey the battlefield with a periscope and binoculars, examine maps, or switch gears for high-speed travel. The motion controls also come into play when certain events take place, such as when a member of the crew loses his cool under fire and needs a few good slaps to calm down.

Set in the latter days of the current century, Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor depicts a world that has fallen under the grip of an Asian superpower, and nearly all technology has been wiped out. As American VT commander Sgt. Powers, players lead a VT crew into battle to reclaim the US from the occupying force.

For more on Steel Battalion, check out GameSpot's new hands-on preview of the game.

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@Witchsight @Blackace.... Funny you should say that, looking at the price for Kinect ************************************************* It's like $99 on sale with one game. In any case, the game will use the controller mainly with possible Kinect voice and hand commands.

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@Blackace.... Funny you should say that, looking at the price for Kinect :P Im excited to see how this turns out. My phasers are set for ridicule i admit, but it has potential to be glorious.

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I'm also one of the few people that wishes they could find the original Xbox game....

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@blackace I would. If only you could get the first for that price nowadays =( But yeah, it's kinda dumb to get a kinect insetad of the button controller. @thewastedyouth Wake up and go play the Otogi series on xbox. (From Software is also the developer)

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Screw that. I'd rather get the XBox1 version and have an entire cockpit of controls instead of merely playing pretend! :roll:

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I'll have to pre-order this. Never did play the original game though. Who wants to pay $150 for a controller for one game?

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what no death star sized controller weres the fun in that

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I might have to get Kinect now.

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Yes! Now this looks incredible, although... it's probably going to be a hard game.

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I can smell the fail, I do not know why a lot of Japanese made games for the xbox never do well Hope this does

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