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New Battleships Game Announced

Guess what genre.

Activision have announced a tie in game with the upcoming ‘Its-not-Transfomers-at-sea-honest’ Battleships movie.

The game will be a stand alone story and not follow the plot of the movie. It follows elite demolitions specialist Cole Mathis as he ‘clashes against an aquatic-based extraterrestrial peril in the sand and sea of the beautiful Hawaiian archipelago.’

Cole will command the U.S. Navy fleet in a ‘siege on the sea’ in tactical sections and also coordinate the battle on the ground.

Battleships arrives on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this May and is being developed by Double Helix. ‘Uniquely designed versions’ (i.e. different) will land for the Wii, Nintendo DS and 3DS, these are being developed by Magic Pockets.

In case you had not guessed, the non strategy bits in the PS3 & Xbox 360 versions are in glorious FPS-O-Vision.

Source: Press Release

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25 Comments
  1. hannes_truce
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    You sunk my battleship!

    Comment posted on 08/02/2012 at 15:55.
    • BIGAL-1992
      Member
      Since: Jan 2009

      The hell I did!

      Comment posted on 08/02/2012 at 16:06.
      • yogdog
        Member
        Since: Feb 2010

        Sorry about that, was aiming at France…

        Comment posted on 08/02/2012 at 16:58.
      • Kitch
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        AMERICAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! F**K YEAH!!!!!!!

        Comment posted on 08/02/2012 at 19:49.
    • The Lone Steven
      Never heard of him.
      Since: May 2010

      Well, it should have gotten out of my way!

      Comment posted on 08/02/2012 at 17:03.
  2. Amphlett
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Hmmmm, my ‘dross alarm’ is going off.

    Comment posted on 08/02/2012 at 16:05.
  3. Omac_brother
    Member
    Since: Nov 2011

    Acti doing another FPS. Colour me surprised.

    Comment posted on 08/02/2012 at 16:06.
  4. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    that chess fps i predicted is looking more and more likely all the time.

    Comment posted on 08/02/2012 at 16:22.
    • Sympozium
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      can’t wait for the Snakes and ladders role playing game

      Comment posted on 08/02/2012 at 16:27.
      • yogdog
        Member
        Since: Feb 2010

        Lol Hazelam, I honestly laughed at that pretty hard. Problem is it’s probably gonna come true :(

        Comment posted on 08/02/2012 at 16:57.
  5. discharge
    Member
    Since: Forever

    They should just re release that little known (but brilliant) PS2 game ‘Naval Ops:Warship Gunner 2′, coz Thats what i thought of when i first saw the trailer for the film

    Comment posted on 08/02/2012 at 16:44.
  6. Mr-Flame-Head
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    i would love to see a traditional battleships game released for the ps vita that uses AR

    Comment posted on 08/02/2012 at 16:55.
  7. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    Is Battleship(the film) based on the board game?

    I really hope they won’t insist on a full retail price as to be honest, i think it is best suited as an XBLA/PSN game. :) But really, was the FPS bit nesseccary, Acti? It’s Battleships! Not something that i thought needed the FPS treatment.

    Comment posted on 08/02/2012 at 17:07.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      The film is ‘inspired’ by the boardgame (and also ‘inspired’ a lot by the Transfomers movies). The film stars Rihanna.

      I’m sure it will up there with Citizen Kane :)

      Comment posted on 08/02/2012 at 17:52.
      • The Lone Steven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        The trailer for it has just been released. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn1KpTRKK8U&feature=g-u-u&context=G273d20bFUAAAAAAAAAA :)

        I wonder if Rihanna is in it for her acting or her looks?

        I hope it is inspired by the good parts of Transformers(the films).

        Comment posted on 08/02/2012 at 20:30.
      • rht992
        Member
        Since: Apr 2009

        Hey Liam Neeson is in there as well. Bound to be great!

        Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 08:58.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        they were inspired by the transforming sound effect judging by the trailer. ^_^

        Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 10:45.
  8. Awayze
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    Another lame NON HD game from Activision.

    Comment posted on 08/02/2012 at 17:43.
  9. RudeAwakening
    Member
    Since: Jan 2011

    FPS! Yes! Yes! Yes!……sorry got a bit over excited by another FPS!:P

    ‘clashes against an aquatic-based extraterrestrial peril in the sand and sea of the beautiful Hawaiian archipelago.’

    Eh, clashes with a what?

    Comment posted on 08/02/2012 at 20:50.
    • Kitch
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      A water based, alien scare with bland yellows and blues and the odd non destructable palm tree. Is that not obvious?

      Comment posted on 08/02/2012 at 21:41.
  10. OriginalJonty (Aran Suddi)
    Member
    Since: Sep 2011

    Wait, battleships has aliens now? I suppose it would be too much to actually have a film explore a tense naval standoff.

    Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 09:44.
    • The Lone Steven
      Never heard of him.
      Since: May 2010

      You didn’t think Hollywood would actually stick to the roots of BS did ya?

      Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 09:55.
    • hazelam
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      the best thing to do with this movie is try to forget it’s based on Battleships and just think of it as an alien invasion movie with Liam Neeson in it.

      it actually looks ok if you think of it that way.

      Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 10:55.
      • OriginalJonty (Aran Suddi)
        Member
        Since: Sep 2011

        “Where is my daughter?!”

        Comment posted on 09/02/2012 at 11:10.

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