Lately seems like Atlus gives almost all it's attention on the Xbox 360, maybe as an effort to popularize the strategy RPG genre to North America. Alot of people are surely going to be pleased by that.
So today we got a new game announcement from Atlus : Zoids Assault
From the official Atlus news letter : Beasts of Steel. Diverse battlegrounds. An intense covert military campaign in the middle of a tense cold war. Advanced tactics including support fire and electromagnetic pulse systems. Tons of customization and upgrade options, including melee weapons, rockets, rifles, machine guns, shotguns, cannons, and more. Zoids Assault, a new and decidedly original strategy RPG take on the long-running Zoids series, brings all of the above and more to the Xbox 360® this August.
To me it will either be hit or miss, another blend strategy game without anything exceptional like the last Front Mission or a great addition to the Xbox 360 lineup.
This summer we'll see the release of ;
- Operation Darkness (June 24th)
- Spectral Forces (July 29th)
- Zoids Assault (August 26th)
Visually Zoids Assault doesn't look very impressive, but Atlus has never been known for releasing games with alot of eye candy. However the gameplay looks complex enough to be really interesting especially with the addition of concepts like Electronic Counter/Support measures.
So here's a few screenshot and preview video