Date(s) - 15/03/2015
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., known in Japan with the subtitle Lincoln vs Aliens, is an upcoming turn-based strategy game for the Nintendo 3DS handheld video game console. The game is developed by Intelligent Systems, and will be published by Nintendo.
The game is played as a turn-based strategy game, with elements of a third person shooter, similar to the Valkyria Chronicles series of games. Each level involves a team of characters facing off against an opposing team of aliens, with each team taking it in turns to maneuver and attack. Both attacking and movement requires the use of “steam”, which depletes whenever a character moves around or uses their weapon. By saving steam, certain characters can perform “Overwatch Attacks” during the opponent’s turn, letting them attack enemies that wander into their sights with the potential to stun them for the rest of the turn. Additionally, each character has a single move that can be used once per level that doesn’t cost steam. Defeating aliens earns medals that can be used at certain points to save the game, heal themselves, or restore fallen allies. Each level also has hidden gears that can be used to upgrade equipment.
The game is compatible with the Super Smash Bros. series of Amiibo figures, allowing players to play as Marth, Ike, Lucina, and Robin from the Fire Emblem series by scanning their corresponding figures.