Metal Shell [XBOX/PS2/PSP – Unreleased]

Metal Shell [XBOX/PS2/PSP – Unreleased]

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.

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  1. Maik

    I have 12 pics from the e3 2003 also this little press text

    Metal Shell Unleashed

    Australian developer Tantalus Interactive today announced that it had begun work on a ground breaking new title for PlayStation2 and X-Box. Metal Shell (working title) is arcade combat in high-speed, purposebuilt tanks, with online tournaments, and environments that destruct and deform as you play. With a huge selection of single and multiplayer modes, and over twenty different custom designed tanks, Metal Shell promises to blast fresh life into the action genre.

    Established in 1994, Tantalus has released close to twenty games, including the highly successful Manx TT Superbike on Saturn and more recently Space Race on PlayStation2. Tantalus CEO Tom Crago agrees that Metal Shell amounts to a new direction for the company.

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