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Game Version of the TV Show, Falling Skies Coming to Consoles

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Falling Skies is a post-apocalyptic drama TV series by TNT and game publisher Little Orbit has announced that they will be launching a tactical strategy role playing game based on the TV series for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and the Wii U. The game is set for release this coming fall.

The TV series premiered on June 19, 2011 and the series is currently ongoing. Last July 2, 2013, TNT renewed the show for a fourth season of 12 episodes that will be premiering this June 22, 2014.

Falling Skies tells the story of the aftermath of a global invasion by alien life forms ranging from mechanical attack drones, green skinned six legged critters, and a mysterious species known as Overlords or Espheni. In only a matter of days, the extra-terrestrials neutralized the world?s power grid and technology, annihilated the militaries of all the world?s major countries, and killed over 90% of the population. The alien?s motives aren?t known, but they round up children and attach an obedience device called a ?harness? to control the child?s mind. The story starts six months after the invasion began with a group of survivors who band together to fight back the aliens.

The game is said to feature characters from the show while players engage in strategic battles on randomized maps. The announcement mentioned that there will be a never ending list of missions together with unlockable skill and equipment upgrades.

The survival of the human race is at stake, says the announcement. ?Players will dive into a world gone wrong and command a squad of recently-rescued survivors who have been recruited into the human resistance fighting to save the planet. The team will engage in covert tactical operations against the Espheni fighting to survive against alien invaders while also rescuing and recruiting survivors to the join the 2nd Mass.?

Matt Scott, Little Orbit President, said that their main goal is to be able to recreate the human elements of the show so that players can grow together with the characters making for a more engaging and enjoyable gameplay. Scott added: ?We want to bring that same character driven storyline derived from the series to the game all while making it easy to navigate for every player?.

Fans of the TV series are sure to keep an eye out for the game?s release.

Photo Source: Falling Skies wiki page

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