At this moment I cannot think of another Movie based game that went straight to being a small little downloadable title; this could actually work.
Konami announced their upcoming XBLA, PSN and PC game Battle: Los Angeles. This Downloadable first person shooter will be based on the Columbia Pictures film of the same name. There is no estimated time of arrival yet, nor is there a price; however, we do have 4 screenshots, which you can see in this post. Below the screenshots we have the full press release.
I honestly think a small 800MSP game based on a movie will actually sell if it is fun; make it only 400MSP and it will definitely get a lot of attention; make it free and this movie will become incredibly popular. Unless of course the game just sucks, but that rarely happens with movie based games. Right!?
The game will include FPS action, with destructible environments and doesn’t sound half bad.
I could throw the actual movie trailer in here if it will comfort you at all? It might do the opposite actually.
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In advance of the nationwide release of Columbia Pictures’ action film Battle: Los Angeles, in cinemas in March, 2011, Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH today announced Battle: Los Angeles, the video game will be available on the PlayStation Network, on Xbox Live Arcade and Windows PC download. Players will have the opportunity to relive the thrill of the movie as they assume the role of Corporal Lee Imlay and fight alongside characters from the film and defend the city of Los Angeles from attacks from unknown forces.
“KONAMI jumped at the opportunity to team up with Columbia Pictures and publish the Battle: Los Angeles video game,” said Careen Yapp, Vice President of Acquisitions and Franchise Development Konami Digital Entertainment. “We love the movie and it was a great experience working with Saber – there were some great ideas about how to expand the story into a game. It’s a great chance for gamers and moviegoers to play out the world of the film.”
“Battle: Los Angeles is a tremendously thrilling game and a perfect complement to our film. Saber and KONAMI have creatively entered the world of the film and used it as a canvas for a rich, exciting game,” said Mark Caplan, Vice President Consumer Products, Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Developed by Saber Interactive and powered by the Saber3D Engine, Battle: Los Angeles is a high-end fast and frantic first–person shooter game that will take players through a single player campaign that mirrors the upcoming feature film. Players will assume the role of a Marine fighting against a worldwide alien invasion that has the city of Los Angeles as the major battleground and focal point for the game. Players will battle unique and varied enemies using an arsenal of weapons throughout the game like an assault rifle, sniper rifle, rocket launcher, frag grenades, and a turret gun as they navigate the streets of Los Angeles avoiding fierce and relentless attacks.
Aside from high-caliber fire fighting combat, destructible environments have been included using the Havok Destruction Module which will allow players to destroy scaffolding structures, vehicles and overpasses to eliminate enemy forces. With unlockable content, trophy support, and 5.1 surround sound, Battle: Los Angeles will pull players deep into the heart of the battle to save mankind.