There is a lot of excitement flying around the WiiU lineup next year. But, things have been quiet for the 3DS handheld aside from the rerelease of the wildly popular Majora’s Mask. There is, however, one exception.
Code Name S.T.E.A.M. is one of our most anticipated games in the near future. It is a strategy game being developed by Intelligent Designs with a very distinctive art style. The entire game looks like a hand drawn comic book come to life.
The hook is simple if only a bit weird. Honest Abe Lincoln is president. Aliens have attacked. And he has formed a steam powered task force to help combat them.
The game play video shown off at the Game Awards evokes the classic Valkyria Chronicles just like everything else we have seen so far. It is a turn based strategy game where characters can take actions and move freely so long as their steam power doesn’t run out.
Each character is equipped with a unique skill set and arsenal that creates interesting combinations when used together. The video shown most recently showed off some of the multiplayer details. Multiplayer features 4v4 battles where each player ostensibly chooses their own team makeup.
They also showed off a release date which is coming up much sooner than I expected. Code Name S.T.E.A.M. will launch on March 13, 2015.