hacking towards release
We've endured two delays to get here, but Watch_Dogs is finally within release sights, and ahead of that event we go hands-on with the latest build. Read on for our full thoughts!
inquisitive minds
AusGamers managed to catch-up with BioWare's Cameron Lee, an Aussie expat who serves as a producer on Dragon Age: Inquisition. Check out our full interview!
oracle of ages
Batman: Arkham Knight is set to be Rocksteady's final in the Arkham series, so it's fitting that it's just so damn big. And Batmobiles. Nuff said. Click for more!
to the moon, athena
We caught up with 2K Australia and Randy Pitchford to discuss Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and why Australia is making an impact on the moon. Click for more!
Post by Dan Chenoweth @ 11:38am 11/04/12 | 1 Comments
Following their recent Captivate 2012 event, Capcom have revealed that their upcoming Kinect-exclusive mech-combat game (sorry, vertical-tank combat game) -- previously thought to be a completely solo experience -- will now include a four player online cooperative mode.
Steel Battalion Heavy Armor introduces a brand new four player online co-op mode via Xbox LIVEĀ®. Work together with your friends on a variety of maps to destroy a set amount of enemies and unlock new items to customize your VT with. In addition to this, you can unlock Achievements by playing Score Attack mode where you and your friends will be rated based on performance.
If working with friends to destroy a set amount of enemies doesn't sound overly enticing, you can check out some multiplayer gameplay in action in these two new trailers.

The original Steel Battalion on Xbox is remembered for it's ridiculously large custom-controller, but Heavy Armour has caught the interest of the games press as one of the only Kinect-exclusives titles that seems to be geared towards actual gamers. Unlike most of the casual-friendly Kinect library, Steel Battalion is designed to be played sitting down with a control-pad in hand, using Kinect guestures to augment the button experience, rather than replace it.
Steel Battalion Heavy Armor delivers an unprecedented level of control and interaction. VT movement, aiming and firing of the main guns are undertaken using the Xbox 360 controller. A wide variety of other combat-crucial actions are done through Kinect for Xbox 360 with upper body gestures - from starting the engine, to operating the scope or manning the turret-mounted machine gun. Kinect for Xbox 360 also provides a means of interacting with your fellow crew members, from ensuring a panicked crew member stays focused, to a high five for successfully completing a mission.
Watch the clips below for an idea of how this is intended to work in a multiplayer game.

Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor is due exclusively on Xbox 360 with Kinect on June 19th 2012.








(compare all prices)






Latest Comments
Khel
Posted 12:17pm 11/4/12
Damn, my first thought when I saw multiplayer was multiple people manning the one tank/mech thing, that could have been interesting
Commenting has been locked for this item.
 
Log In
User:  
Pass:  

Advertise with Us | Download Media Kit | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
© Copyright 2001-2014 AusGamers™ Pty Ltd. ACN 093 772 242.
A Mammoth Media web development / Australian VPS Hosting by Mammoth Networks