Cinematic Platforming Makes a Classy Comeback in The War of the Worlds

Are you a fan of classic platform adventures like Out of This World, Flashback, Heart of Darkness and Oddworld? Then you better be keeping both eyes laser focused on Other Ocean Interactive’s upcoming 2D platformer adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel turned movie hit, The War of the Worlds.

The War of the Worlds is coming out later this year on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade, and all signs are pointing to this game resurrecting the cinematic platformer sub-genre in a huge way.

Thrusting players into the role of an “unknown everyman” named Arthur Clarke as he attempts to survive and rescue his family during an alien invasion in London, the game’s story will run parallel to that of the 1953 film while also introducing entirely new sub-plots and characters.

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Wanna know what pushes it even further over the top? The one and only Sir Patrick Stewart is lending his distinct English voice to the game as its narrator, which you can listen to in the new “Arthur’s Recorded Diaries” video posted up top while also taking in the incredible gameplay scenery of the Paddington Station level.

This game is going to be something special, I can tell already.

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