Shiny new Chromehounds shots

From Software has let slip its canines of combat with this cohort of screens from the Xbox 360-only robot shooter, Chromehounds.

Designed to be played mainly online, this Live powered mech assault pits the robots of three nuke-ravaged nations against each other for places on a permanently running roll call of robo-carnage.

But dispensing death and despair from your lumbering droid isn't the only aim, for a strategic element will also be added by players taking on distinct roles in their robotic units, either dishing out orders as a commander or obeying them as a greasy grunt.