Double Fine makes with the mechs for XBLA-only Trenched

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Developer Double Fine has announced their next download-only title, Trenched, a World War I-infused tower defense game that will put players in control of a mobile trench. The trailer describes it as a “revolutionary breed of weaponry, a combination of mobile firepower and stationary defenses that will turn the tide of war,” but that’s just fancy talk for giant mechs.

As part of the Mobile Trench Brigade, you will be humanity’s last line of defense against the Monovision menace, which has wiped out all other branches of the military save the those commanding the highly-customizable and upgradeable mobile trenches.

As you fight to turn “no man’s land into real man’s land” you’ll be able to customize your trench with thousands of possible weapon loadouts, joining online with other players from around the world to stomp and shoot your way through Europe, Africa, and the Pacific. I’ve never been too into the giant robot scene, but if Tim Schafer and company infuse it with the same cheeky humor as their previous downloadable titles Costume Quest and Stacked, which from the look of this teaser trailer they have, I could be in the mood for some steamy mech-on-mech action.

No word yet on a release date, but as Trenched is being published by Microsoft, it will most certainly be coming exclusively to Xbox Live Arcade, much to the chagrin of mech-loving Playstation 3 owners.