Battleship FPS strategy game due May 15

Double Helix Games developing genre-meshing title set in upcoming movie's universe; due this May for Xbox 360 and PS3, with later release for Wii, 3DS, and DS.

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The Battleship board game is jumping to the big screen this summer in a new motion picture titled Battleship, but the franchise is also expanding to the living room with a new genre-meshing game.

You headshotted my Battleship!
You headshotted my Battleship!

Activision today announced Battleship, a title that combines the first-person shooter and strategy genres. The game is due out on May 15 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with Wii, DS, and 3DS versions coming later. Battleship the game will share a premise with Universal Pictures' film, but it will tell its own narrative in that universe.

The new Battleship game follows demolitions specialist Cole Mathis, who is caught up in a fight to defend Earth from an alien invasion. According to Activision, players will be tasked with commanding a U.S. Navy fleet on the sea while concurrently managing troops on land.

Double Helix Games is developing the high-def console versions of Battleship, with Magic Pockets handling the game on Nintendo's platforms.

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