For anyone at either E3 or PAX this year, you may have already heard the buzz around the new The War of the Worlds game coming to XBLA and PSN in the fall. If not, Other Ocean Interactive has released some new artwork, screenshots and a short trailer of the cinematic platformer based on the H.G Wells novel of the same name. The game follows protagonist Arthur Clarke in his struggle to escape a Martian invasion. Check out the new screen shots and trailer below to see what’s instore when the game is released. And yes, that is Patrick Stewart, (Captain Picard/ Professor X) and a live orchestra you can hear.
War of the Worlds is a dark and breathtaking new vision inspired by the classic H.G. Wells novel, retold as a single player, 2D action-adventure. The gameplay narrative parallels the timeline and events from the 1953 movie adaptation, but introduces a new story arc, characters, locations, and sub-plots. With gameplay paying homage to classic cinematic platformers such as Out of This World, Prince of Persia, Flashback and Heart of Darkness, players follow the exploits of an unknown everyman struggling to escape the Martian invasion of London and rescue his family. Forced to think through insurmountable odds, players will outsmart an army of alien tripods, spiders and drones as they make their way through a landscape of total devastation.