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TGS: Steel Battalion – From 40 Buttons to None

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Fresh from the Microsoft keynote at TGS, Capcom and From Software have revealed an Xbox 360 sequel to the cult classic Steel Battalion. Normally, we’d have unbridled enthusiam that such an unlikely resurrection is being put forth, especially considering the original game’s 40-button controller made the experience such a blast back in 2002. However, almost as if to make a statement about the gaming industry’s move towards motion-controls, Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor cavalierly slides from 40-button controls to no buttons at all. Using Microsoft’s ever-controversial Kinect hardware, it’s likely the player will be able to take control of the giant mechanized death-bringers using nothing but the tools they were born with. Skeptical? You bet we are.

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Prepare to go from this…

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…to this.

Kinect jokes aside, Capcom’s official press release makes our inner geeks giddy. Check out what’s in store for us in Heavy Armor.

“Manhattan, 2082: In a world where computers and almost all modern technology have been lost, the greatest nations of the world continue to battle for supremacy. The American army lands in New York to begin its first big offensive of a long ground war. Soldiers fire from the trenches as scorched bunkers belch black smoke. As comrades continually fall to the unrelenting crossfire of bullets, the Vertical Tanks make their relentless advance. Experience the battlefield as never before with Kinect for Xbox 360.”

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No official release date has been announced.

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