Activision, You Sunk My Battleship

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First Universal Pictures goes and turns a board game that should never be made into a movie into a movie. Now Activision is taking that movie based on a board game that shouldn’t be made into a video game and turning it into a video game. Are you following me here?

In clearer terms, Hasbro’s classic tactical board game Battleship has been adapted into a sci-fi invasion film starring Liam Neeson (why, Liam, why!?), and Activision is taking that film and turning it into a generic-looking sci-fi FPS developed by Double Helix for PS3 and Xbox 360 (Magic Pockets is also making 3DS, DS and Wii versions). Oh, it’ll feature “strategic naval command” gameplay as well, so at least it won’t be completely unrelated to the source material.

This is the debut teaser trailer for the video game that shouldn’t be made based on the movie that shouldn’t have been made based on the old board game that’s awesome. Or something like that. I’m just rambling in disbelief at this point.

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