The lights are on
Ever since a new Steel Battalion for Kinect was announced, we have been wondering how exactly the original game's 40 plus button controller would translate into motion controls. Now we have a much better idea.
We've had some hands on time with the game, but the trailer below provides a much clearer picture of how it all works. You'll be gesturing to change viewpoints, change ammo types, and punch your teammates among many other things. It looks there is going to a self-destruct option that will be similar to the eject button from the original game. In the original Steel Battalion for Xbox, if you didn't eject from your mech in time when you were near death, your save would be deleted and you would have to start the game over. The self-destruct button looks like it may serve a similar purpose here.
Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor should be available this summer for Xbox 360.
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Interesting concept. I like the concept that the entire game is not based around motion controls. However, it still looks like the core experience of this game is going to be based on how well the motions are picked up by the Kinect.
I'd like another crazy controller more than Kinect. They better make sure they fine tune the Kinect enough, though
I have a feeling this is gonna turn out worse than it looks.
I can see how the self destruct reset. Instead of erasing the save you might not get the last check point.
the kinect part looks cool. but hopefully its optional for those without kinect
Cool. I'm going to go and buy a Kinect for the one game that looks mildly interesting.
Well, the animations looked really awesome. I'm wondering how easy it would be to pull all of it off with Kinect, though...
Looks fun. I might buy a Kinect for this.
I'd say it's pretty damn impressive as is. I really like that they're getting creative with how we play games with the connect. While I don't think that this game is the end all, be all of how we may be able to use motion control in the future, it's certainly a huge step in the right direction.