Falling Skies Screenshots Show Sci-Fi TV Show XCOM Clone

By   /   Jun 3, 2014

Publisher Little Orbit announced that it will launch Falling Skies in retail stores and on digital platforms in fall of 2014. It will release for Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC.

In the Falling Skies game, players will take care of a crew of survivors, after the alien invasion has left the Earth in ruins. These creatures, called the Espheni, are the overlords of the attack, but it’s not the only thing you’ll need to watch out for.

To switch up gameplay, you’ll also face off against Mechs, Skitters and Harnessed Humans in Falling Skies. To top it off, the game promises to have dynamic artificial intelligence to keep a challenge rating elevated.

For all intents and purposes, Falling Skies looks and act like a low-resolution version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. We’ve received a few select screenshots of the gameplay that will show you exactly what we mean.

As to be expected from the alien post-apocalypse, cities lie in rubble, but the close-up shoulder view is rather unflattering for now. That’s without the gray on gray on more gray tones the visuals go for.

On the gameplay side, we can’t complain. Even if it is sort of an XCOM clone, the tactical combat titles aren’t that prevalent that there’s an abundance of choice.

Moreover, this should give something for fans of the TV series in particular to enjoy. Certainly as there’s also a Wii U version planned, the GamePad functionality may give Nintendo folks another strategy title to sink their teeth into.

Falling Skies is a sci-fi show from company TNT that features the likes of Noah Wyle, known for his role in the hospital series ER. It’s currently renewed for a fourth season, which will start in summer of 2014.

Additionally, Falling Skies has Steven Spielberg as a notable sci-fi credit. Spielberg is big into gaming right now, as the director also revealed at E3 last year to work on a Halo series on Xbox One.

Publisher Bandai Namco will oversee some of the distribution of Falling Skies as well, depending on the region.

So, aside from sloppy graphics, what’s the verdict on Falling Skies, the game? Let us know if you’re excited in the comment section.

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