Cooperative Vertical Tank Battles Introduced in Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor

Slowly but surely, every game I’ve been wanting to sell me on buying a Kinect has released to horrible results. Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor is one of the last shimmering rays of hope on the horizon, mainly because it’s not dumbing down a traditional gameplay style with a forced Kinect-only control scheme but rather using simple gestures to expand command over the game’s Vertical Tanks which are predominantly piloted using the regular Xbox 360 controller. That sounds more like a Kinect game I can get into.

Another cool thing just announced for Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor is an online four-player co-op mode. Vertical Tank pilots will join forces on the battlefield to destroy a set number of enemies, unlock VT customization kits, and play in a Score Attack mode for performance bragging rights. Check out the two videos on this page to see the co-op gameplay in action.

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