Initially developed and subsequently released by Yakiniku Banzai (Yakiniku Oh! Yeah!) in 2009, War of the Human Tanks will be receiving an English localized release. The localization and release will be facilitated by a new team called Fruitbat Factory, a joint venture between three translation veterans in the hope of bringing interesting, innovative and most importantly fun Japanese game to English-speaking audiences. The game with its rather interesting choice of name, involves using “Human Tanks” (Not all the games main characters are) in replacement of human warriors or actual tanks to wipe out enemy troops.
Below is a recent teaser trailer and screenshots released for the game which should give you an idea as to what the game is about, and check back at a later date for hopefully a review of this title. Until the games release, at this time slated for Fall 2012, I have included below a recently released teaser trailer, information and screenshots of the title which should give you the general idea as to what the game is about.
This story takes place in a place vaguely reminiscent of modern-day Japan. In the twenty years since the first Human Tank was developed, the war raging between the Empire of Japon and the Kingdom of Japon has turned into a proxy war fought between Human Tanks on both sides.
The Empire of Japon once ruled the entire land of Japon. Now diminished and cornered, the Empire prepares to make its last stand as the tanks of the Kingdom of Japon draw close to its capital. Shoutaro Daihon’ei, Lieutenant of the Imperial Army moves out to the battlefield, followed closely by the loyal Human Tanks in his company.
- Fast-paced strategic battles
- Branching, multi-ended storyline deliciously crafted with black humor
- Use resources earned from battles to develop new tanks
- Customize your tanks with various modules to deadly effect
- Multiple endings based on your performance
- Replay the story keeping your previously earned units and resources
- Free battle mode to practice and gather extra supplies
You can check out the games official website HERE.