The War of the Worlds, launching for both XBLA and PSN later this year. If you were at PAX this year , you probably heard the buzz as it was one of the few select titles to receive Destructoid’s coveted Best of Show award – IGN has recently named the game one of their favorite games of PAX as well!
we’re debuting three new screens that showcase one of the earlier levels in the game, Paddington Station, where the game’s unique platforming aspects and control scheme are introduced to the player. There’s also a piece of concept art depicting our protagonist, Arthur Clarke, scaling a gigantic piece of Martian machinery whilst avoiding the deadly spotlights of the drones. And to top it all off, we have the first of our “Arthur Diaries” that feature 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 devastations