Activision and Hasbro have today announced that they are bringing a new Battleship game to all major consoles, including the Wii, although the Wii version will be uniquely designed for that particular console. Inspired by the classic naval strategy game, as well as Universal Pictures’ forthcoming epic action-adventure of the same name, the Battleship videogame offers a mix of strategic naval command and first-person action gameplay.
Battleship follows the adventures of elite demolitions specialist Cole Mathis as he clashes against an aquatic-based extraterrestrial peril in the sand and sea of the beautiful Hawaiian archipelago. It’s Mathis’s job to command the US Navy fleet in a siege on the sea, while at the same time rallying the land troops for a war on the shore as well. The game combines naval strategy sim gameplay with first-person shooter action, as players fend off the enemy beachside at the same time as ordering attacks on their marine counterparts. The viewpoint switches between battlefield action and an overview of the Battle Command map, as the Hasbro game is brought to life with carriers, frigates, cruisers, destroyers, submarines and the legendary USS Missouri battleship taking on the enemy in a race to earn strategic points to win the battle.“We’re geared up for an outrageous sea and land conflict with the all new BATTLESHIP videogame,” said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. “Inspired by the film’s exciting action and stunning backdrop, the game is next-gen naval warfare that thrusts players into the middle of humanity’s last stand against an unfamiliar menace.”
Look for the game to be released in Europe this April, and in the US this May.