Steal Battalion is infamous for featuring the most impractical controller ever: a $200 hunk of awesomeness that was meant to recreate the experience of being in the cockpit of an even larger steel vehicle of destruction.

But the newest game in the series, Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor, is doing away with the fluff (so to speak) and instead implementing gesture-directed Kinect controls alongside the standard controller. So players will get the accuracy of using a controller with the fun of using your hands and arms directly.

Check out the video for a more in-depth explanation and let us know what you think of the concept in the comments or on Twitter.