Activision and Hasbro Announce New Battleship Videogame

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Activision and Hasbro today announced that a new Battleship game will be released this spring.

The game which is developed by Double Helix Games and a tie-in with the upcoming film of the same name offers a “blend of strategic naval command and first-person action gameplay”.

“We’re geared up for an outrageous sea and land conflict with the all new Battleship video game,” said David Oxford of Activision Publishing.  “Inspired by the film’s exciting action and stunning backdrop, the game is next-gen naval warfare that thrusts players into the middle of humanity’s last stand against an unfamiliar menace.”

 

The full press release is below.

London, UK – 8th February 2012 – Lock, load and prepare for grand oceanic action this spring because Hasbro (Nasdaq: HAS) and Activision Publishing Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), proudly present the BATTLESHIP™ videogame developed with Double Helix Games.  Inspired by the classic naval strategy game, this seek-and-find adventure is taken to spectacular new heights.  As a stand-alone story from Universal Pictures’ upcoming epic action-adventure of the same name, the BATTLESHIP videogame offers a blend of strategic naval command and first-person action gameplay.

“We’re geared up for an outrageous sea and land conflict with the all new BATTLESHIP videogame,” said David Oxford, Activision Publishing.  “Inspired by the film’s exciting action and stunning backdrop, the game is next-gen naval warfare that thrusts players into the middle of humanity’s last stand against an unfamiliar menace.”

BATTLESHIP follows elite demolitions specialist Cole Mathis as he clashes against an aquatic-based extraterrestrial peril in the sand and sea of the beautiful Hawaiian archipelago.  Trapped in a veritable communications dead zone, Mathis must command the U.S. Navy fleet in a “siege on the sea,” while simultaneously rallying the troops on land for a terrifying “war on the shore.”

“With a BATTLESHIP videogame, we have an amazing opportunity to take our beloved property and give it a modern-day spin,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media and Marketing at Hasbro.  “The merging of tactical and action elements immerses players in an epic maritime conflict.  Activision is completely up to the task of delivering a high-intensity thrill ride that’s perfectly suited for today’s console owners.”

Combining naval strategy simulation with first-person shooter gameplay, players fend off the enemy beachside while ordering attacks against their marine counterparts. Seamlessly switching between battlefield and overview “Battle Command” map, the Hasbro game is brought to life as carriers, frigates, cruisers, destroyers, submarines and the legendary USS Missouri Battleship pummel the enemy in a race to strategic points that turn the tide of battle.  The BATTLESHIP videogame is a next-gen marvel perfectly suited to turn nostalgic game junkies into battle-hardened admirals.

The BATTLESHIP videogame, developed by Double Helix for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, arrives in Europe this April and North America this May.  In addition, there will be uniquely designed versions for the Wii™ system from Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS™, and Nintendo DS™ hand-held system developed by Magic Pockets, with more details to come at a later date.  The game is yet to be rated by PEGI. For more information on the game, please visit www.battleshipthevideogame.com.  For more information on the upcoming epic action-adventure “Battleship,” visit www.battleshipmovie.com.

Battleship is released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Europe in April and in North America in May. Versions for the Nintendo Wii, 3DS and DS will be announced at a later date.

 

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