Published on October 22nd, 2011 | by Derek Strickland, Contributor

The War of the Worlds Coming Soon to XBLA & PSN

The timeless H.G. Wells classic is rebooted in video game form with the upcoming XBLA and PSN title The War of the Worlds. Set in London, the upcoming arcade title parallels the timeline and events from the 1953 movie adaptation–yet the upcoming 2-D action/adventure platformer also introduces a new story arc with new characters, locations, and sub-plots to keep things fresh.

Developed in conjunction with Paramount Digital Entertainment, The 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 and narrated by the
acclaimed and distinguished actor Sir Patrick Stewart.

–Official Press Release

In The War of the Worlds, gamers must face the unwavering Martian assault and escape the destruction of the city of London from the terrifying interstellar invaders. Will our hero be able to save himself and his family from the incoming pods, or will he fail and be vaporized by the alien forces?

The War of the Worlds will be available on October 26, 2011 on the PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade for 800 MSP ($9.99). For more information please visit the game’s official website.

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