Prepare for battle!

Studio ZAN has just announced that their tournament-based battle game Overturn: Mecha Wars will be released on the WiiWare service in North America this Monday, August 3rd for 800 Wii Points.

They were kind enough to send over a host of new screenshots of the game in action that you can check out below, along with a snippet of information on the game itself.

Pioneer Year 76

A revolutionary tournament is held for the first time on the immigrant's planet

Now in its 59th year, the Overturn Mech Master Tournament is as popular as
ever. Tables begin to turn as newcomers defeat established pilots in battle.

Spectators and fans watch eagerly—will a new challenger score an upset
victory against the long standing title-holder?

Or will the defending champion remain undefeated for the 31st year in a row?
The epic battles rage on!

Overturn! Master your combat mech!

Online versus modes!

Jam packed with a full single player tournament mode, split-screen battle

Rise up the tournament ranks and unlock new mech parts!

Arm weapons possess various properties, utilize your mech weapons to the fullest!

Up to 4 players can battle simultaneously online in a battle royale!

Players can use the Wii Balance Board™ to control their mech by shifting their weight.

Feel in control, just as if you're a pilot steering a real mech!

OVERTURN Features:

  • Use the Wii Balance Board™ to pilot your mech!
  • Progress through tournaments and earn new weapons!
  • Customize your mech with the weapons you've earned!
  • Strategize and discover new ways to fight!
  • Fight fierce opponents online and aim for a top spot in the rankings!
  • Invite your friends over and battle offline, or play against each other remotely online!

We'll have more information on Overturn: Mecha Wars as it becomes available, as well as a full review of the game early next week. If you'd like a little heads up before then, you can also check out Sean's impressions of the game from back in February.