Not content with sending Sonic fans into a spin with the announcement of Sonic next-gen today, Sega is also giving action fans something to drool over too as it blows the lid off Xbox 360 'mech blaster Chromehounds.
Chromehounds is being developed by From Software and Sega says that the squad-based action title "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" - for up to 12 players.
Boasting photo-realistic visuals, so we're told - check out the screenshots we've uploaded to see what you think - the multiplayer game is all about squads of Hounds (the heavily armed 'mechs, which are fielded by international factions and are highly customisable) blowing the crap out of each other on near-future battlefields. Domination of the world is the ultimate goal.
Apparently, according to Mr Press Release anyway, strategic planning, snap reflexes and tip-top communication are key to successfully obliterating the opposition. You can get in the thick of things as a squad member or go for the more strategic play offered by the tactics commander who is "responsible for strategically guiding the team to victory with verbal commands on Xbox Live".
"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", reckons an excited Matt Woodley, creative director, Sega Europe and Sega of America, of Chromehounds.
Chromehounds stomps into action next Spring.