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Chromehounds (Xbox 360)

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Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    Chromehounds™ brings squad-based multiplayer mech combat exclusively to Xbox 360™ for the first time ever. The war of the future has begun with three superpower nations fighting for world domination.

    Commanding giant metal war machines called "Hounds," you must manageyour tower of heavy artillery through giant war zones while engaging in cooperative squad-based tactics and fighting intense battles against other real-time players via Xbox Live®. Strategic planning, quick reflexes, and team-based communication are the key to winning the Chromehounds battle.

    Customize your massive mechanized Hounds with a huge array of available options to create a walking arsenal of firepower. Chromehounds offers you six different types of vehicles to choose from, each excelling in a different aspect of battle:Scout, Soldier, Sniper, Defender, Heavy Gunner, and Tactics Commander.

    In multiplayer combat modes,you can build large platoons and take to the battlefield in squads of six for head-to-head battles with opposing squads, conquering enemy territory to advance towards world domination.Single-player action is also available so you can sharpen your tactics and create a Hound that becomes the ultimate combat war vehicle.

    • First of its kind: First and only squad-based, mech-combat game set in a persistent world for Xbox 360. Original IP on next-gen platform.
    • Strategic gameplay: Take on specific roles, form balanced teams, and choose which side to defend as you head into the war zones.Choose from more than 100 maps and campaigns.
    • Hound customization: No two Hounds need to be alike in this highly customizable world. Choose from millions of options (parts, weapons, accessories, skins, etc) to build the ultimate war machine that can be taken onto the field in both first- and third-person perspectives.
    • Persistent online war zone: Enjoy an immersive multiplayer experience as you wage war for world domination.
    • Multiplayer combat modes: Build squads of up to 20 players and take to the field in clans of six for head-to-head battle with opposing clans. Single-player action lets you sharpenyour tactics solo as well as begin to create a Hound that best suits the battle.
    • Photorealistic visuals: The game's stunning, war-torn environments cometo life.
    • Renowned developer: FROM Software brings a solid reputation in mech action games.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12592) on Sep 07, 2010.

Back of Case - Xbox 360 (US):

    "Just what the Xbox 360™ needs"

    - Official Xbox Magazine

    Build a Customized Hound. Assemble the ultimate Multiplayer Team: Sniper, Scout, Solider, Gunner, Defender, and Commander, Then dissassemble the enemy in this massive global conflict where only one country can reign supreme.
    • Customize your hound from millions of options
    • Choose from six unique role-types
    • Go Live with a squad of up to 20 players

    Contributed by Ronald Diemicke (1148) on Jul 17, 2006.

Press release (10th May 2006):

    Chromehounds™

    Platform: Xbox 360™ Exclusive (Multiplayer via Xbox LIVE)
    Category: Squad Based Action Shooter
    Developer: FromSoftware
    Release: June 27, 2006
    ESRB Rating: T

    Overview:
    Chromehounds brings squad-based multiplayer mech combat exclusively to the Xbox 360 for the first time ever. The war of the future has begun with three superpower nations fighting for world domination. Commanding giant metal war machines called “Hounds”, players must manage their tower of heavy artillery through giant war zones while engaging in cooperative squad-based tactics, and fighting intense battles against other real-time players via Xbox Live. Strategic planning, quick reflexes and team-based communication are the key to winning the Chromehounds battle.

    Players will have the ability to customize their massive mechanized Hounds with a huge array of available options to create a walking arsenal of firepower. Chromehounds offers players six different types of vehicles to choose from, each excelling in a different aspect of battle: Scout, Soldier, Sniper, Defender, Heavy Gunner and Tactics Commander.

    In multiplayer combat modes players can build large platoons and take to the battlefield in squads of six for head-to-head battles with opposing squads, conquering enemy territory to advance towards world domination. Single player action is also available so players can sharpen their tactics and create a Hound that becomes their ultimate combat war vehicle.

    Key Features:
    • First & Only squad-based, mech combat game set in a persistent world for the Xbox 360. Original IP on next gen platform.

    • Strategic Gameplay allows players to take on specific roles, form balanced teams and choose which side to defend as they head into the war zones. Choose from over 110 maps and campaigns.

    • Hound Customization ensures that no two Hounds will be alike in this highly customizable world. Choose from millions of options (parts, weapons, accessories, skins, etc) to build the ultimate war machine that can be taken to the field in both first and third person perspectives.

    • Persistent Online War Zone offers players an immersive multiplayer experience as they wage war for world domination.
    • Multiplayer combat modes allows players to build squads of up to 20 players and take to the field in clans of six for head to head battle with opposing clans. Single player action allows players to sharpen their tactics solo as well as begin to create a Hound that best suits the battle.

    • Photorealistic visuals bring the game’s stunning, war torn environments to life.

    • Renowned Developer FromSoftware, brings a solid reputation in mech action games.

    Contributed by Sciere (245760) on Jul 15, 2006.

Press release (9th September 2005):

    SEGA TO REDEFINE MECH ACTION ON XBOX 360

    Critically Acclaimed Japanese Developer FROM Software Creates First Next-Generation Mech Title

    SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (September 9, 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 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".

    Set for release in the Spring 2006, CHROMEHOUNDS represents SEGA's dedication to publishing compelling Japanese-developed content for next-generation platforms.

    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

    Contributed by Sciere (245760) on Jul 15, 2006.