Release Date: Summer 2006
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (September 09, 2005) - SEGA of America, Inc. and SEGA, Europe Ltd. today announced CHROMEHOUNDS for the Xbox 360" video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. This 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 experience on Microsoft's Xbox Live® service.
Developed by Tokyo-based FROM Software - the creative team responsible for the popular Armored Core and Otogi series - CHROMEHOUNDS offers an intense, photorealistic 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.
" CHROMEHOUNDS will deliver an absorbing single-player campaign and a fully customizable Xbox Live experience," said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. "In addition to supporting both cooperative and competitive online modes, this game offers thousands of upgrade options, which effect both the look and performance of player mechs."
Set for release in the Spring 2006, CHROMEHOUNDS represents SEGA's dedication to publishing compelling Japanese-developed content for next-generation platforms.
"Photorealistic 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 customization options present users with thousands of different ways to equip and personalize their mechs