Metal Shell was developed by Australian team Tantalus, who were responsible for Manx TT on the Saturn amongst other things. Arena based tank combat is the order of the day, with environments entirely destructible. “Everything in our game can be shot, blasted, shifted or destroyed. You can reduce mountains to rubble, create new rivers by blasting through a dam, and uncover hidden underground areas by shooting through the earth,” said Tantalus CEO Tom Crago.
There were over 20 tanks to choose from, numerous weapons, varied environments and arenas and multiplayer gaming via split-screen and online. It was in development for PlayStation 2, PSP and Xbox, but it was publisherless. They tried to pimping it at E3 in the hope of securing a deal, but with no luck: the game seems cancelled.
[Contribute by Matt Gander from www.gamesasylum.com]