Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament Rolls Overseas

By Spencer . April 9, 2009 . 11:20am

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Remember Steambot Chronicles? Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament scales the PS2 game down to Trotmobile fights. You and Venus, your mechanic, build and battle Trotmobiles aspiring to win a tournament in Orion City. Before you can become king of the Trotmobile ring you need money to upgrade your vehicle and fame. Both are earned by completing missions like mining and defending the town from bandits.

 

Once you build the Trotmobile of your dreams you can test it against other players in four player ad-hoc battles. Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament also supports game sharing where one UMD disc can support three players that don’t own the game.

 

Atlus, who seems like the main US publisher for Irem’s PSP games, will release Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament here this summer. They haven’t announced any Atlus Spoils bonuses yet, but Irem has a goody that could work.

 

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  • http://www.cosmosgaming.com cosmosgaming

    Hey Spencer,

    Wasn’t Irem working on a full on PS2 or PS3 sequel? Did anything ever come of that?

    • http://twitter.com/matty_125 matty

      It was for the PS3 and it seems to still be development.
      I believe it was mentioned in the March issue of Famitsu. Not sure what it mentioned about it, though.

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      Like Matty said Irem announced Bumpy Trot 2 for PS3, but it was absent from TGS last year. Irem didn’t even bring a poster to say “hey look Bumpy Trot! Remember this?”

  • http://twitter.com/matty_125 matty

    I remember getting a mini harmonica keychain with my preorder of the first game.

  • CleruTesh

    I will definitely buy this game, although I fully expect to be disappointed.
    Steambot Chronicles is perhaps the greatest game of all time, though it’s strength lies in the massive variety of gameplay options.
    I see this as being somewhat similar to the abysmal “Answer” segment (or Aigis chapter if you prefer) of Persona 3 FES. What happens to a game when you take away everything that made it great?

    PS I made this forum account/avatar last night, it’s relation to the current topic is completely coincidental.

  • http://anosou.com/ Anosou

    Might be a solid import, hot. Thanks for the news!

  • EvilAkito

    I’m not too interested in this one, but it’s good to see that Atlus is still paying attention to the series. I have high hopes for Bumpy Trot 2.

  • CleruTesh

    Another thought: Does this control like PSP Katamari? Oh, how I hated that. I’ll still buy it to support the franchise, but oh man…

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