Steambot Chronicles 2 (AKA Poncotsu Roman Daikatsugeki: Bumpy Trot 2 in Japan) is a cancelled steampunk sandbox / action mech game that was in development for the Playstation 3 by Irem, originally announced on September 2006, at the Tokyo Game Show. Steambot Chronicles 2 was officially canceled along with several other Irem games following the Japanese tsunami / earthquake in march 2011. It’s possible that Irem had already some problems with the development of Steambot Chronicles 2 and the natural disaster in Japan was just the nail in the coffin for this interesting project.
As wrote by Tollmaster on Mecha Damacy:
it seems that the original Steambot Chronicles is doomed to remain a one-off work of genius, an inexplicably deep and mold-breaking PlayStation 2 game where players finally got to see the civilian side of mecha. There was a living, breathing world outside the game’s mechanical boss battles and pitched tournaments; loading up lumber on your clunky steam-powered robot’s flatbed to help construct a bridge in-between playing the harmonica in a touring band and helping root out vast conspiracies seeking to control the world’s oil supply immersed you into something deeper than any other game has ever hoped to.
A damn shame. It blows that we’ll never get a true sequel to one of the better PS2 games, in an era where we need m ore unique games such as this.
Indeed, Steambot Chronicles was awesome :( I still need to find the PSP version, sadly it was never released here in Europe
why does that trailer scream “anime series”? not like that would be bad or anything.
The PSP game was actually released in Europe aswell.
p.s. that’s gotta be up there as one of the worst covers ever.
Sadly “Blokus Portable: Steambot Championship” is not the action game with mechs (Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament), but a puzzle game that has some Steambot characters in it :(
Was really a shame this game got canceled, I was looking forward to it since it was announced. Loved the PS2 game, and beat it countless times. (Main story/quests I mean) Was such a fun and unique game. I hope some time they will pick it up again, though the chance is slim to nil. I would be happy with a game with the same premise/features though.
It’s just so sad to know that Steambot Chronicles 2 is officially cancelled by IREM :( I’ve played the first one, and it was so much fun! Around 2 years ago, I watch the Trailer of Steambot Chronicles 2 on YouTube. And it seems to be soooooo much better than the first one. That time, I was happy, but now, such a disappoint news from IREM for cancelling Steambot Chronicles 2 :( It’s just so sad to accept the facts that Steambot Chronicles 2 is officially cancelled! I just hope that IREM will re-think again about making Steambot Chronicles 2 so that every fans in the world will be happy :) So. please! If IREM is not going to release this game, not only just me, but all fans of Steambot Chronicles will be sad! May this game will be released soon :) Hope you gives up good news IREM!
get steambot 2 project back:'(
im also dissatisfied by irem also this dissission must be costly to them they have created a form of false advertisement and caused a distust between them and us the consumer i hope the plan to relese bumpy trot 2 or at least a demo to allow us the people to decide if its good or bad
pls bring back the steambot chronicles its a nice game. IREM you pick a game that have a good story . so bring back steambot 2 …