El Segundo, Calif. - Mar. 3, 2011 - In advance of the nationwide release of Columbia Pictures' action film Battle: Los Angeles, in theaters March 11, 2011, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced Battle: Los Angeles, a new first-person shooter game based on the film, coming next month for the PlayStation®Network, Xbox LIVE® Arcade, Windows PC download via Steam and select digital distribution channels. Players will have the opportunity to relive the thrill of the movie as they assume the role of Corporal Lee Imlay and fight alongside characters from the film and defend the city of Los Angeles from attacks from unknown forces.
"Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. jumped at the opportunity to team up with Columbia Pictures and publish the Battle: Los Angeles video game," said Careen Yapp, Vice President of Acquisitions and Franchise Development Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "We love the movie and it was a great experience working with Saber - there were some great ideas about how to expand the story into a game. It's a great chance for gamers and moviegoers to play out the world of the film."
"Battle: Los Angeles is a tremendously thrilling game and a perfect complement to our film. Saber and Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. have creatively entered the world of the film and used it as a canvas for a rich, exciting game," said Mark Caplan, Vice President Consumer Products, Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Developed by Saber Interactive and powered by the Saber 3D Engine, Battle: Los Angeles is 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. With unlockable content, trophy support, and 5.1 surround sound, Battle: Los Angeles will pull players deep into the heart of the battle to save mankind.
Battle: Los Angeles the video game will be available on the PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Arcade, Windows PC download via Steam and select digital distribution channels. For more information, please visit www.konami.com. Battle: Los Angeles is rated T for Teen by the ESRB.
About Battle: Los Angeles (Feature Film)
For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world - Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. In the movie Battle: Los Angeles, what were once just sightings becomes a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes one of the last stands for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine Staff Sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before. The film is directed by Jonathan Liebesman, written by Chris Bertolini, and produced by Neal H. Moritz and Ori Marmur. The film will be released on March 11, 2011.
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