By Spencer . August 16, 2011 . 3:05am
Capcom lifted the lid on Steel Battalion Heavy Armor, which uses Kinect instead of a massive controller. The game takes place in 2082 where semiconductors are in short supply. This dramatically changed the world to a low tech era (with mecha?), Capcom explains. As Lt. Powers, you land in New York where the battle begins.
Steel Battalion Heavy Armor uses a hybrid control scheme where moving, aiming and firing a Vertical Tank’s main artillery is done with a standard Xbox 360 controller. Kinect is used to interact with crew members. You can give someone a high five for completing a mission and communicate with your team so they don’t panic. Other upper body gestures have players start the engine of their Vertical Tank and aim a turret mounted machine gun.
While Nude Maker developed previous Steel Battalion games, Armored Core developer From Software is creating Steel Battalion Heavy Armor. The game is slated for release next year on Xbox 360.