Sega Announce Chromehounds For X360

SEGA are once again at it (have they gone crazy today?) and have now announced Chromehounds, a new next-gen title which will be hitting the Xbox 360 sometime next year.

Chromehounds will be squad-based action title thats puts gamers in control of giant mechanized military weapons of war. With a strong focus on cooperative and competitive online gameplay, the game is sure to satisfy players looking for a deep, involving Xbox Live experience.

Developed by Tokyo-based “From Software” – the creative team responsible for the popular Armored Core and Otogi series – 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“.

Key Features
– Photo realistic visuals bring the game’s gritty, war-torn environments to life.
– Strategic gameplay puts the player in the role of ‘tactics commander’; manage your squad while testing your reflexes on the battlefield.
– Xbox LIVE support offers cooperative and competitive campaigns for up to 12 players at once.
– Full customisation options present users with thousands of different ways to equip and personalize their mechs