Double Helix’s Battleship Game Isn’t Based on the Movie

on February 8, 2012 4:00 PM

As the release of this summer’s Battleship draws near, Hasbro and Activision have announced that they’re collaborating on a game loosely based on a movie that’s loosely based on a board game. Mark Blecher, the toy company’s senior vice president says it’s a way to take the Battleship brand and give it a “modern-day spin.” And what’s more modern than aliens, right?

Players will alternate between overhead tactical gameplay reminiscent of the board game and first-person on-the-beach action reminiscent of, well, most war shooters. Double Helix is tasked with developing the game, which will see a release on the Xbox 360 and PS3 with other versions available for the Wii and both DS and 3DS handhelds. We’ve got a trailer for you after the jump.

Interestingly, the Nintendo iterations of the title are rated E10+ with their PS3 and 360 counterparts meriting a T. I guess hi-def alien blasting kicks things up a notch. The game’s story will be a complement to the film that’s due for a May 18 release. All five versions of the title will be available three days earlier on May 15.

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Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.