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Attack Of The Movies: Battle: Los Angeles

There's a bunch of ALIENS DESTROYING THE EARTH movies coming up this year, about which I couldn't be more pleased. Who cares how stupid they are, when there's ALIENS DESTROYING THE EARTH? (Unless it's ID4, and then yes, of course, I care how stupid it is. I'm not deranged.) One of these films is Battle: Los Angeles, and the trailer looks seventy-six kinds of (dumb) awesome. And last night it was announced that there's to be a game for it. There's a few reasons to think this may not be the usual shovelware.

To start with, it's being published by Konami, and developed by Saber Interactive. That's the team that produced the interesting but flawed TimeShift. Second, it's not being spammed across all formats, from GameBoy Color to iPhone. It's coming out as a download only on XBLA, PSN and Steam. I'm not sure why that gives me confidence in it, but it does.

Beyond that, we don't know a huge amount. Which is a bit lame, since it's coming out in April (with the film released next week). Konami says,

"Players will have the opportunity to relive the thrill of the movie as they assume the role of Corporal Lee Imlay [Will Rothhaar's character in the film] and fight alongside characters from the film and defend the city of Los Angeles from attacks from unknown forces."

Then they draw breath and say that it's,

"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."

Unfortunately the berks haven't accompanied this announcement with either a proper website or trailer, so this has to do.

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