Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with Capcom which will see Microsoft publishing the game in the European market. This will include the gigantic controller that features more than 40 buttons and switches, plus two joysticks, a gear stick and three floor pedals. For more info on Steel Battalion, check our review of the game.
"Microsoft Game Studios is pleased to be publishing this title in Europe," said Sandy Duncan, European vice president Xbox. "It is an extraordinary game which really demonstrates the scope of what can be achieved using Xbox hardware. Capcom is one of the most respected publishers and developers in the industry and we are pleased to be working with them so closely on this title. We believe Steel Battalion will push the boundaries of gameplay to an even more realistic level."
"We are very pleased to be working so closely with Microsoft to publish Steel Battalion in Europe," said Shigeru Ota, President of Capcom Eurosoft. "Our partnership demonstrates Microsoft's continued commitment to Steel Battalion, to Capcom and to the gaming community, by supporting such an innovative title. Their support ensures that European gamers can buy Steel Battalion at the earliest opportunity and we believe that Steel Battalion will be a totally new experience for gamers worldwide."
A specific European release date hasn't been nailed down yet, though.