Maybe you're thinking to yourself, "Geez, Evan, you sure made Steel Battalion sound like a terrible experience in your review today." Damn right I did and deservedly so, might I add. And it wasn't just me. Over at Polygon, Justin McElroy rounds up a few other game critics who related just how unplayable this Kinect…
I used to have one of the hugely impractical, super-expensive controllers for the original Steel Battalion. It went MIA somewhere during the various moves of my adult life, but before it did, I remember that I broke it out in all its glory maybe one or two times. I never got very far in the original game but I…
We've been subjected to some bad Kinect games this past year and a half. Maybe it's time for a really good one? I'm stepping on board the fully-mechanized Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor bandwagon, because here is a Kinect game that looks fun and—this is key—appears to use the Kinect sensor sparingly.
I've yet to see a trailer for Capcom's Kinect-and-controller Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor that didn't impress me. I've even seen people play this game and it doesn't look dopey (it seems that you don't use the Kinect all that much.)
As Brian Ashcraft reported during the Tokyo Game Show in September, Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor foregoes the pricey, complicated controller of the original game in favor of a slightly less convoluted control scheme that uses Microsoft's Kinect and a real gamepad.
Capcom is bringing Steel Battalion to Kinect, minus the enormous controller. In its place, Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor uses a combination of Kinect controls and the Xbox controller.
The original Steel Battalion is remembered for two things: It was an Xbox exclusive, and it had a batty controller.
Capcom's Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor for the Kinect paints a grim picture of a future U.S. blasted back to the Industrial Age and plunged into war. These striking images tell the story of the brave men fighting for our future freedom.
Take a look at the debut trailer for Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor, coming to you from Gamescom in Germany. New details are hitting as I write this as well, so refresh this for an update.
Hotly anticipated Kinect game Steel Battalion Heavy Armor will be making a brief, private appearance at Gamescom next week. Expect to read all about it the day before the show kicks off next week. And, yes, so far it remains a Kinect-enabled game.
Of all Microsoft's surprising Kinect reveals earlier today, none carries the weight of nostalgia - and potential - like the reimagining of cult mech combat title Steel Battalion.
During Microsoft's Tokyo Game Show press conference this morning, Capcom's Keiji Inafune took the stage to introduce the world to Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor for Kinect, a new interpretation of the classic game with the extremely expensive controller.