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Activision's Battleship video game available today

As much as I'm not looking forward to this film, the Battleship video game from Activision is available today, and it actually looks pretty entertaining.

Taking a hybrid approach, Battleship combines military strategy and fast-paced first-person action gaming as you take control for a powerful naval fleet.  Trapped in a "dome" of alien-terror, its up to you to commandeer real-world naval vessels against alien invaders across across land, sea, and air in this re-envisioned version of Battleship.

"With numerous gaming platforms available today, it is important to showcase Battleship on many different levels," added Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media and Marketing at Hasbro.  "The new Battleship is the perfect medley that both strategic and action-junkie gamers will fall in love with."

"Working with the legendary Battleship property, and the new epic action-adventure from Universal Pictures, we felt it was important to capture some of the cinematic drama while allowing players to experience the action from a unique perspective," said Activision Publishing's David Oxford, . "We want both movie-goers and gamers of all ages to dive into an all new, fun Battleship experience."

In Battleship for PS3 and Xbox 360, you will play as Cole Mathis, a first class Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician.  Using killer-combat instincts you must utilize an arsenal of weapons and deploy air strikes and radar sweeps to dominate the battlefield.

In the Wii, Nintendo 3DS, and DS versions, you control a wide variety of naval units in a turn-based combat system with a team of specialized commanders.  different play modes to choose from, including Story and quick-battle Skirmish, players will unlock new maps, units, and leaders to turn the tide of battle.

Will you be getting this game?

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