Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Nintendo's mysterious E3 3DS game is... Codename: S.T.E.A.M.

After several speculations as to what Nintendo's mysterious unannounced 3DS game on 3DS ranging from Metroid, to a Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask remake for the 3DS, they finally unveiled the said game and to much surprise of everyone in attendance... its a brand new IP called "Codename: S.T.E.A.M."

Developed by Hitoshi Yamagami (who's previous works include Fire Emblem, Xenoblade Chronicles and Pokemon) along with Intelligent Systems (famous for their Advance Wars and Fire Emblem games) is a brand new strategy game for the 3DS. According to My. Yamagami, he developed the game in hopes of "finding a way to introduce more people to strategy games and have them fall inlove with them the way I have." This I have to see for myself.

Set on a Steampunk, Victorian London setting, Codename: S.T.E.A.M. players control a group of steam powered soldiers who are tasked of defending the world from an imminent alien invasion, thus the game's monicker "S.T.E.A.M." which stands for "Strike Team Eliminating the Alien Menace".

The game looks really nice with its cel-shaded art style giving it an old-school comicbook vibe to it. 

As for the game itself, it feels like Valkyria Chronicles (a PSP/PS3 game that I LOVE) where soldiers in Code name S.T.E.A.M. runs on steam powered weaponry. They have a limited amount of steam to perform attacks and move around the battlefield. Yep, sounds pretty much like Valkyria Chronicles alright.

And if that's not enough, the developers are saying they have come up with some alien designs that are heavily inspired from creatures from the Lovecraft mythos (Cthulu anyone?)

The game will also be having a sort of multiplayer mode to it, but for now details are pretty scant.

The game is coming on the Nintendo 3DS (and 2DS) next year 2015!! :D

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