While some may be wondering how Hollywood was able to include aliens in the latest blockbuster movie based off the board game Battleship, Activision and Magic Pockets have let loose details on the Battleship video game for Wii, 3DS and DS.
Inspired by Hasbro’s classic naval strategy game BATTLESHIP, this seek-and-find adventure is taken to spectacular new heights. Developed by Magic Pockets, the Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS versions offer turn-based strategy gameplay as players are at the helm of their own naval fleet trying to fend off the alien advancement.
Players are in the middle of alien warfare on the high seas and are in charge of a naval fleet of real-world vessels like submarines, destroyers, patrol boats and more. Turn-based gameplay features elements of actual naval warfare command as well as Navy personnel characters that each have their own unique abilities and are key to defeating the alien invasion. With unlockable content and customisable modes, each BATTLESHIP videogame experience is exclusive to the Admiral behind the controller!
Hopefully Magic Pockets can live up to the old classic board game that many people can fondly remember yelling "I sunk your battleship" to their friends and family. This kind of design decision could possibly work a lot better for the more "arcade" style consoles, compared to the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions which offer a FPS style gameplay.
Battleship for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, 3DS and DS will be available May 2012.
Check out the screenshots below which show off the grid like combat, as well as our Battleship: The Video Game page
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