News: Sega and From Software team up for that Japanese favorite: fighting robots!
Sega has announced that they have teamed up with From Software, creators of the perennial favorite Armored Core series, to create a new mech game titled Chromehounds for the Xbox 360. Chromehounds is currently on track for a spring 2006 release.
Sega has enlisted From Software to create what they hope is the ultimate mech game and it is being packed with tons of Xbox Live features including 12 player online battles. And this little paragraph (straight from Sega) should make any Armored Core fan drool:
CHROMEHOUNDS offers an intense, photo realistic look at war from the cockpits of colossal metal vehicles. These heavily-armed weapons of war, called HOUNDS, dominate ground battles during warfare in the near-future. Squads of HOUNDs take to the field in international factions; cooperating with and complementing each other in terms of firepower, range of movement, and abilities. Domination of the world is the prize for the mightiest army on the field. Strategic planning, snap reflexes and communication are key to winning the day in this battle-hardened action title. Players will take the role of either a Squad Member or a Tactics Commander, who is responsible for strategically guiding the team to victory with verbal commands on Xbox Live.
"From Software are world leaders in delivering truly epic games with superb graphics and I think that CHROMEHOUNDS could well be their finest game to date", commented Matt Woodley, Creative Director, SEGA Europe and SEGA of America. "The scale of the world and the action within is breathtaking - I recommend playing it with the volume turned to 11 and the phone off the hook".
We'll have more on Chromehounds very shortly.