Hasbro and Activision along with developer Double Helix Games have announced they are making a video game inspired by the classic naval strategy game BATTLESHIP. This seek-and-find adventure will be a stand-alone story from Universal Pictures’ upcoming film of same name. The BATTLESHIP videogame offers a blend of strategic naval command and first-person action gameplay.
BATTLESHIP 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. Trapped in a veritable communications dead zone, Mathis must command the U.S. Navy fleet in a “siege on the sea,” while simultaneously rallying the troops on land for a terrifying “war on the shore.”
Activision is combining naval strategy simulation with first-person shooter gameplay to give players a better feel of the action. Players can fend off the enemy beachside while ordering attacks against their marine counterparts. Seamlessly switching between battlefield and overview “Battle Command” map, the Hasbro game is brought to life as carriers, frigates, cruisers, destroyers, submarines and the legendary USS Missouri Battleship pummel the enemy in a race to strategic points that turn the tide of battle.
BATTLESHIP will come out for the Xbox 360 and PS3 in April for PAL zones and in May for North America just in time for the film release on May 18, 2012. Developer Magic Pockets will also bring BATTLESHIP to the Nintendo Wii, 3DS, and DS at a later date.