Patrick Stewart lending his voice to The War of the Worlds

Tuesday, 14 June 2011 13:20 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Other Ocean Interactive ha announced Patrick Stewart will be lending his voice to The War of the Worlds, its PSN and XBL game based on the novel by H.G. Wells.

Stewart will be providing narration for the game, which follows one man’s experience in 1950s London during an alien invasion.

“As a young boy, I remember watching the The War of the Worlds so many times I was quoting the lines,” said Stewart. “The alien invasion both terrified and fascinated me and the movie has stuck with me since then. Now, being part of this project will provide a new way for gamers around the world to experience a fresh new take on a classic.”

The War of the Worlds is a dark, new take on Well’s classic and is a single player, 2D action-adventure title where the gameplay narrative parallels the timeline and events from the 1953 movie adaptation. However, it contains a new story arc, characters, locations, and sub-plots.

Gameplay pays homage to “classic cinematic platformers such as Flashback and Out of This World,” as the game’s hero is “forced to think through insurmountable odds,” as players try to outsmart an army of alien tripods, spiders and drones.

The War of the Worlds will release for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network later in 2011.