Steel Battalion was a unique game which was held back by the requirement of an obscenely expensive peripheral. Capcom is hoping to revitalize the franchise with a radically different control scheme. Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor will utilize the Kinect and the X-Box 360 Controller in conjunction to bring mech combat to the 360.
Steel Battalion takes place in 2087 where computers have been eliminated. In this age war is waged using unique vehicles known as Vertical Tanks. Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor will place players in the cockpits of these war machines.
For those who want an extra edge, preordering Steel Battalion will give you access to extra armory equipment to increase the speed, power, and performance of your Vertical Tank. Players will be able to wage war on June 19th. Is this the hardcore title Kinect owners have been waiting for?