News – Battleship game announced

February 9, 2012 by  
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Activision have announced a Battleship game, a tie-in of the upcoming film based on the strategic game.

The game is under development at Double Helix Games and is said to be a blend of strategic naval command and first-person action gameplay.

The game has a standalone story, in which follows demolitions specialist Cole Mathis as he takes  on an extraterrestrial peril (?) in the land and waters of the Hawaiian archipelago.

“With a BATTLESHIP videogame, we have an amazing opportunity to take our beloved property and give it a modern-day spin,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media and Marketing at Hasbro.

“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.”

Battleship will be released in April on PS3 and Xbox 360, with Wii, 3DS and DS versions also on the way courtesy of Magic Pockets.