H.G. Wells Getting All Up On This… War Of The Worlds Announced
No, not that crappy Tom Cruise movie from a while back. This is the legit, scare half of America into believing the Martians have invaded, War of the Worlds. While the story for this doesn’t take place in America, it is in 1950s London, it plans to parallel the timeline from the 1953 movie of the same name. But like any game, they have changed a few things like a new story arc, characters, locations, and sub-plots.
Buzz words for the title include “rotoscoped 2D animation” and “adventure platforming”. They are even comparing it to such other titles as Flashback, Out of This World and Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee.
Mike Mika, Head of Development with Other Ocean Interactive had the following to say.
The team and I are huge fans of the original rotoscoped cinematic platformers of early PC gaming. This is a dream project for everyone on the team. Having the ability to approach the game in a completely retro way and pay homage to one of our favorite periods in gaming is more than we could ask for.
No date yet for this other than Summer 2011. I will be checking this out next week as well, so look forward to hearing more about it!