The War of the Worlds Visits Paddington Station and Introduces Arthur Clarke
Some new screenshots have arrived showcasing one of the earlier levels in the upcoming The War of the Worlds game, Paddington Station, where the game's unique platforming aspects and control scheme are introduced to the player. In addition we have concept art depicting protagonist Arthur Clarke scaling a gigantic piece of Martian machinery whilst avoiding the deadly spotlights of the drones.
Topping it all off is the first "Arthur Diaries" video featuring snippets of gameplay voiced by the game's narrator and one of the coolest cats around, Sir Patrick Stewart. ENGAGE!
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. The gameplay narrative parallels the timeline and events from the 1953 movie adaptation but introduces a new story arc, characters, locations, and sub-plots. With gameplay paying homage to classic cinematic platformers such as Out of This World, Prince of Persia, Flashback, and Heart of Darkness, players follow the exploits of an unknown everyman struggling to escape the Martian invasion of London and rescue his family. Forced to think through insurmountable odds, players will outsmart an army of alien tripods, spiders and drones as they make their way through a landscape of total devastation.
Published by Paramount Digital Entertainment and developed by Other Ocean Interactive, The War of the Worlds will release for Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network later in 2011. For more information visit The War of the Worlds website.
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