One flick that can’t get here soon enough is the Nazis-on-the-moon horror-comedy Iron Sky, and for the gamers among us, there’s a video game tie-in heading our way in November. Read on for the details and a few photos of what’s coming.
From the Press Release:
Award-winning, multi-platinum selling game developer Reality Pump (Earth 2150, Two Worlds 2, etc.), is developing the official Iron Sky video game, Iron Sky: Invasion, which will release in November on PC, PlayStation® 3. and Xbox 360™. Iron Sky is a dark, comedic science-fiction film about Moon Nazis invading Earth, which premiered with huge fanfare earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival. Iron Sky soon became one of the most spoken-of independent films of the year and is certain to reach cult classic status, in part due to its brassy humor, classic satire, and amazing visual effects.
Iron Sky: Invasion puts the player in the pilot seat of defending Earth from a sudden Nazi invasion – from space. Players have at their disposal a variety of experimental, secretly manufactured space fighters and are tasked with keeping these Moon Nazis off our beloved planet Earth. Iron Sky: Invasion will bear the major underlying theme of politics: Everything, even defending your planet from “luna-r-tic” villains, requires skillful political maneuvers. You will need to know whom you are fighting for, whose boots you are stepping on, and choose your friends or, more importantly, enemies carefully.
“We wanted to create a space simulation game blending political and tactical components with the added absurdity of Moon Nazi humor”, says developer, Miroslav Dymek. “We wanted to bring back space fighter-style gameplay and knew from the very beginning the world of Iron Sky would be a perfect match.”
Iron Sky: Invasion will utilize technology developed by Reality Pump Studios showcasing beautiful graphics and high-speed battle sequences. The Grace2 engine allows photorealistic renderings of hundreds of spaceships, advanced destruction physics, and sophisticated AI for piloting spacecraft. Additionally, Grace2 will show the game in stereoscopic 3D for all players with 3D TV’s and monitors.
Reality Pump has been developing Iron Sky: Invasion in close connection with the filmmakers, who have been helping tie both the visuals and storyline tightly into the Iron Sky universe. Jussi Lehtiniemi from Troll VFX, the CG-company responsible for all the visual effects of Iron Sky, has captured spaceship models directly from the film – the space Zeppelins, the Nazi invasion fleet, and the Earth fleet – as well as creating additional ship designs well suited to the Iron Sky universe.
“I’ve always known that Iron Sky needed a proper video game around the franchise, one where the whole complexity of the world of Iron Sky could be examined,” says director Timo Vuorensola, who admits being an avid gamer himself. “I’m happy to announce Reality Pump’s involvement, as the world of Iron Sky – one we’ve cherished and nurtured for years – is now in the capable hands of an experienced, quality-driven game studio.”
Topware Interactive’s Iron Sky: Invasion will arrive in stores, Steam, and other outlets on November 30th. 2012. For more info in the meantime, visit the official Iron Sky: Invasion website.
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