Gearheads with a fetish for giant, customizable robots have long loved the Armored Core series. And if we're being honest, it's gearheads and nobody else, really; the fanbase is as obsessive as it is small. But for gamers who want to build their own battling mechs and tune them like the futuristic, heavily armored hot rods they are, Armored Core has no equal.

Now, the minds behind that series have decided to try something new, putting Microsoft's latest console through its paces. Well, slightly new at least: it's still huge mechs with huge guns, but Chromehounds has more of an emphasis on huge explosions. When it hits shelves later this spring, it looks to cater more toward people who like blowing stuff up with their war machines as much as they enjoy tuning them.