Capcom and From Software announce Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor

Thursday, 16th September 2010 03:45 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Remember the mech game with the 432 million-button controller? Well, it’s back.

Please, Lord, give us another windshield wiper button. We need this.

During Microsoft’s TGS presser, Capcom and From Software announced that they’ll be collaborating on a sequel to the most disgustingly detailed mech experience in history, Steel Battalion.

According to Keiji Inafune, the driving concept behind is the game is “What if computers disappeared?” We’d be out of a job, for one.

The game sports a WWII-like visual style, but takes place in 2082, apparently.

But what about the gigantic, 18-wheeler-sized controller? No idea. Capcom said nothing. Maybe it disappeared with all the computers?

Oh well. More soon, maybe? We hope so. Otherwise, we’ll be angrier than someone who forgot to hit the eject button in the original Steel Battalion. And that, friends, is the most frightening form of nerd rage.

Video courtesy of Joystiq.

Get screens for the game, as well as caught up on all that happened at the MS presser here.



  1. ybfelix

    oo, isn’t xbox360 a computer itself? If Kojima is developing this it would be so meta..

    #1 4 years ago
  2. DarkElfa

    I get it, you’ll be using Kinect to move the mechs with hand and feet movements.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Tallon 4

    Really awesome!! Gotta buy a new desk though..

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Hmm. From a gazillion buttons to none at all. Curious to see how this will actually work, but I’ve already got “the fear”.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. James Mac

    That looks enjoyable.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Shubb9

    Please let this be compatible with the old controller, I’ve still got mine in box from the release of the online only sequel and really want to have another crack at using the beast again in HD!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. frostquake


    You are the Mech, so my world was crushed…Just saw on Xbox that this is a Kinect Title Only..You are the Mech statement and Box Art Showing Kinect….I am Severely Disappointed.

    So no hope of a HUGE Controller…Please start letting us know that these titles are Kinect so we don’t get our Hopes Up!!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. frostquake

    Nathan Label this as Kinect please.

    #8 4 years ago

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