Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sir Patrick Stewart to provide voice for video game adaptation of The War of the Worlds

Other Ocean Interactive announced that acclaimed British actor Sir Patrick Stewart will narrate its new video game adaptation of The War of the Worlds, the classic 19th-century science fiction novel written by H.G. Wells. Here is a snippet from the official press release:
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 Flashback and Out of This World, 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 devastation.
Patrick Stewart, who was a big fan of the 1953 film adaptation as a boy, said:
“As a young boy, I remember watching the The War of the Worlds so many times I was quoting the lines. The alien invasion both terrified and fascinated me and the movie has stuck with me since then. Now, being part of this project will provide a new way for gamers around the world to experience a fresh new take on a classic.”
The Ward of the Worlds video game will be released for Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) and PlayStation Network (PSN) in late 2011.

1 comment:

  1. Stewart has the best voice in the world. He could narrate a phone book.