There aren't enough games that pit giant weapon-packed robots against each other and there never will be, but even after several years we've still got a soft spot for Sega's Virtual On series. This arena-based robot combat title has never quite conquered the mainstream, but its influence is keenly felt in several titles, not least of which is the upcoming DSiWare game Battle of Elemental.

While the characters in this game aren't robots, the third-person action, lock-on camera and over-the-top attacks are certainly inspired by Sega's mechs. As well as a single-player arcade mode there'll also be a versus mode over local wireless and a training mode to learn the ropes.

Battle of Elemental is down for a Japanese release on 27th April for 500pts. There's no word on a Western release date yet but we'll keep you posted.