You may have seen the trailer during the Super Bowl. "Battleship" is going to hit movie theaters like six tons of bricks.

And now, Activision Blizzard and Hasbro have announced that a video game based on the film is in the works at developer Double Helix games. Inspired by the classic naval strategy game and featuring a stand-alone story from the Universal Pictures upcoming epic adventure, Battleship "offers a blend of strategic naval command and first-person action gameplay."

We'll play as elite demolitions specialist Cole Mathis who is stationed in the gorgeous Hawaiian archipelago. Or rather, he's kinda trapped as it's a "veritable communications dead zone," so Mathis alone must command the U.S. Navy fleet in a "siege at sea," while still handling troops on the shore for a "war on the shore."

Said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital media and Marketing at Hasbro:

"With a BATTLESHIP videogame, we have an amazing opportunity to take our beloved property and give it a modern-day spin. The merging of tactical and action elements immerses players in an epic maritime conflict. Activision is completely up to the task of delivering a high-intensity thrill ride that's perfectly suited for today's console owners."

The game combines strategy with first-person shooter gameplay, as we'll "seamlessly switch" between the battlefield and the Battle Command map, which provides an overview of the situation. And of course, all your favorite ships from the old-fashioned game are involved (cruisers, carriers, destroyers, submarines, etc.). Battleship will launch for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Europe this April; North American gamers have to wait until May 15, although we're not sure why.

For more information, visit the game's official site .

Related Game(s): Battleship

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H0TSHELLZ
H0TSHELLZ
9 years ago

I will keep my eyes on this.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

I didn't see the trailer, guess I always like changing the channels whenever stupid commericals come up. Other than that, with the strategy involved, this game looks interesting.


Last edited by AcHiLLiA on 2/8/2012 12:32:40 PM

raptassassin
raptassassin
9 years ago

hmmmm. whats this a movie tie-in that might not ****. looks interesting i'll keep an eye on this

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

I like warship games & I've been dabbling with the 360's "Naval Assault: The Killing Tide" here & there, so I'm interested in finding out more about this warship game too, especially since I missed the commercial.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

OK, just saw the commercial & since it's Navy vs Aliens, it's not the regular kind of actual naval warfare what I was actually thinking of, but I'm still very interested to see & hear more about the game.

ZenChichiri
ZenChichiri
9 years ago

Let's hope it the strategy part is actually involved. I hope they didn't just tack it on to try to differentiate itself from other FPS games but that it's actually core to the gameplay.

___________
___________
9 years ago

ANOTHER shooter!?
and based off a movie license?
yea, i think you can see where im going with this.

Rogueagent01
Rogueagent01
9 years ago

If it is anything like "Naval Ops: Warship Gunner" for the PS2 then I will welcome it with open arms. I really want a good naval game like that for this gen (on the PS3), it was fun for me and I put a lot of time into it. Something baout those games just keeps me interested.