Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. 3DS Game's Abraham Lincoln Trailer Streamed
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Nintendo began streaming a new trailer for its Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. 3DS game on Monday. The video introduces President Abraham Lincoln, the creator of the fighting force. He commands a giant, steam-powered robot in the game.
The game stars members of a steam-based fighting force, S.T.E.A.M. ("Strike Team Eliminating the Alien Menace"), created by Abraham Lincoln to defend the Earth against a space invasion. The game will take place in London, and will feature alien creatures that satirize creatures from Lovecraftian lore.
The game itself is a campaign that is divided in to missions, each which has several maps. The game also includes elements from shooters to "enhance both movement and attacking," but will be a turn-based strategy game. The fighters in the game run on steam by using boilers, and the fighters have to use a limited amount of steam to perform attacks. As players progress through the game, the boilers, weapons, and characters available will increase.
The characters each have specific main weapons, but players can equip a sub-weapon for each character. Each character also has a special ability that is unique and they can use it only once per map.
The character design itself is inspired by silver age American comic books, specifically by artists like Jack Kirby and Bruce Timm. The game will head to North America on March 13. A free demo is available in the Nintendo eShop.