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Battle: Los Angeles Game Is Real, Due In March

Felix Kemp
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Battle: Los Angeles Game Is Real, Due In March

We brought you news of a rumored Battle: Los Angeles game being in the works at Saber Interactive just yesterday. But now we can pretty much confirm that particular game is real, with the first screenshots reaching us courtesy of a Russian website where the title is being localized. Again, the abrupt arrival of the game suggests it's a download-only title, although without word from Konami we can't be sure.

So, it's pretty obvious the game is an FPS, with two shots featuring the player manning a turret and a rocket launcher. Another shot reveals the game's adversaries, who haven't even featured properly in the film's marketing yet. They're an odd blend of machinery, flesh and almost insect-like appendages, with their weapons seemingly grafted to their arms.

It actually looks pretty good, which is surprising when you consider it's received no marketing whatsoever. Not even a cursory announcement. 1UP claim the Russian website confirm the protagonist to be the film's Staff Sergeant Michael Nantz, played by Aaron Eckhart. It'll be interesting to see how this one turns out. Saber Interactive - if their involvement is to be believed - are a capable studio, and the film has a lot of potential in the videogame space. We'll keep our eyes open for this one. [OnPause]

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ODB  Feb. 23, 2011 at 00:42

Perhaps with a RATM soundtrack for this due to it's name and quite fitting content

NornIronLegend  Feb. 23, 2011 at 08:58

I could never understand why games havent went with RATM for their soundtrack. It would make some war/action cut scenes amazing!

ODB  Feb. 23, 2011 at 12:23

War and Rock go hand in hand...the bass, riffs and general attitude complement each other perfectly, stick some crappy pop song instead and you'll have a completely different scene

ODB  Mar. 7, 2011 at 16:21

Any more news on this? price etc? And any chance of a review when its out?

Matt Gardner  Mar. 7, 2011 at 16:53

We've contacted Konami regarding all of the above, though speculation suggests a 1200 MSP price point.

ODB  Mar. 7, 2011 at 16:54

cheers Matt..I'm going for the 1200 too

ODB  Mar. 11, 2011 at 14:31

Out now for 800MS Points

ODB  Mar. 11, 2011 at 14:32


Jonathan Lester  Mar. 11, 2011 at 17:19

I'll have a review for you soon, but trust me on this: DON'T buy it.

It's two hours long. On the hardest difficulty. And there's only ONE VARIETY OF ENEMY.

ODB  Mar. 14, 2011 at 09:20

HAHA set the trial to download via xbox.com, on way home read your review...didnt even bother trying it lol cheers for the heads up!

Jonathan Lester  Mar. 14, 2011 at 10:52

Haha, that's what we do: play terrible games so you don't have to.

It's a shame, though. The mechanics are sound, and it's annoying that Saber had to do a rushed botch job.

Late  Mar. 14, 2011 at 11:14

Damn - looked promising, that, but as with ODB I'll not bother now. Thanks Jon.



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