You've probably seen the movie trailer, but you likely didn't know about the game…
"Battle: Los Angeles" launches in theaters on March 11 and today, Konami and Saber Interactive have announced a first-person shooter to go along with the film; it'll be available on the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and Windows PC via Steam. Players will assume the role of Corporal Lee Imlay and team up with other characters from the film in an effort to defend LA from "unknown forces." Said Careen Yapp, Vice President of Acquisitions and Franchise Development for Konami Digital Entertainment:
"Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. jumped at the opportunity to team up with Columbia Pictures and publish the Battle: Los Angeles video game. We love the movie and it was a great experience working with Saber – there were some great ideas about how to expand the story into a game. It's a great chance for gamers and moviegoers to play out the world of the film."
Powered by the Saber 3D Engine, Battle: Los Angeles is described as a "high-end fast and frantic first-person shooter" that offers an intense single player campaign. The campaign will mirror the feature film and we'll be able to snag all sorts of different weapons, including the assault rifle, sniper rifle and rocket launcher. Saber is also tossing in destructible environments by utilizing the Havok Destruction Module: "destroy scaffolding structures, vehicles and overpasses to eliminate enemy forces."
We'll even get bonus unlockable content, trophy support and 5.1 surround sound. It isn't the first time a moderately sized FPS has arrived in digital form; you might remember Battlefield 1943 . That one was multiplayer-oriented, though; we imagine Battle: Los Angeles will be closer to Blacklight: Tango Down …we just hope Saber's effort is a little better.
Related Game(s): Battle: Los Angeles