From the moment Orson Welles read H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds" on the radio on Halloween night in 1938, we've all been obsessed with aliens.
Then came the 1953 movie and the 2005 remake and now, developer Other Ocean Interactive will deliver the beloved sci-fi classic to the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live service. Dubbed a "2D cinematic platformer" inspired by the novel in question, players are on an adventure of survival; a single person attempting to escape chaos and destruction during an alien invasion in 1950s London. We'll get our first look at the project at E3 next week.
While the game parallels the timeline and events from the 1953 film, we'll still get a "new story arc, characters, locations, and sub-plots." The press release says the designers pay homage to past cinematic platformers like Flashback , Out Of This World and Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee . Said Mike Mika, Other Ocean head of development:
"As a developer, we are extremely fortunate to have access to this beloved franchise. The team and I are huge fans of the original rotoscoped cinematic platformers of early PC gaming. This is a dream project for everyone on the team. Having the ability to approach the game in a completely retro way and pay homage to one of our favorite periods in gaming is more than we could ask for."
The War of the Worlds will drop some time this summer. Can you outwit a giant walking tripod…?
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