The War of the Worlds. The book will be arranged as a "cinematic platformer" and be developed for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.
The game will have gamers playing an unknown everyman struggling to escape the Martian invasion of London and rescue his family. The everyman will be forced into having to outsmart an army of tripods and other alien war machines through a bleak, destroyed landscape.
“As a developer, we are extremely fortunate to have access to this beloved franchise,” said Mike Mika, Head of Development with Other Ocean Interactive. “The team and I are huge fans of the original rotoscoped cinematic platformers of early PC gaming. This is a dream project for everyone on the team. Having the ability to approach the game in a completely retro way and pay homage to one of our favorite periods in gaming is more than we could ask for.”
The game will be shown off at E3, and is due to be released on XBLA and PSN this Summer 2011.