A new Falling Skies game is in development for Wii U, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 from Little Orbit. The digital-download Falling Skies game will translate the action of the popular TNT sci-fi drama Falling Skies TV show into a tactical strategy RPG.
Normally an action-oriented TV show wouldn’t seem to lend itself to a tactical strategy RPG, but it just might work with the Falling Skies game. The reason for this is that Amblin Television’s show is already focused on squad-based action.
As such, the Falling Skies game will put players in command of 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.
With strategy-based gameplay, players will be immersed into the unique story line with all their favorite heroes from the Falling Skies TV show. The Falling Skies TV show takes place in the aftermath of an alien attack that’s left most of the world incapacitated. In the years since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together to begin the difficult task of fighting back and rebuilding their lives.
Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency against the occupying alien force. And that is exactly where the squad-based tactical strategy mechanics come into play.
Imagine commanding several squads at once, sharing resources and deciding which squad(s) will protect their settlements and which one(s) will go after the occupying aliens. The concept just screams “tactical strategy,” which is why it may actually work in the Falling Skies game.
With engaging tactical combat and an immersive story driven experience, Falling Skies will offer players a never-ending list of missions as they join the 2nd Mass and fight the alien invasion including Mechs, Skitters and Harnessed Humans. With hundreds of character skills and equipment upgrades to unlock, players can engage in tactical combat and take different approaches to achieve game-changing objectives. The Falling Skies game will also feature dynamic enemy AI and map randomization designed to make every mission feel fresh.
The Falling Skies game will be downloadable later this fall for Wii U, PS3 and Xbox 360. A PC version may also be in the works, as Little Orbit said the Falling Skies game will also be available as a digital download on Steam.