Falling Skies Goes Gold, Digital Only on Wii U

By Adam Riley 20.09.2014

Falling Skies Goes Gold, Digital Only on Wii U on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

When aliens invade the Earth, who will rise up to save humankind?  Little Orbit has announced that the popular TNT sci-fi drama, Falling Skies, coming 30th September, has gone gold and will be on Wii U eShop soon enough.

Little Orbit has also confirmed that players who pre-order the game at Gamestop will receive a special in-game exclusive code that will allow them to access Tom Mason as a playable character. Given that the Nintendo edition isn't actually being released at retail, it hasn't been clarified whether or not Wii U owners will be privileged enough to receive this treat. Probably not, though, as there is no way to 'pre-order' on eShop.

Set in the tense, gritty world of the critically-acclaimed series from DreamWorks Television, the tactical strategy RPG is chock full of aliens…but are they enemies, or allies? Survival of the human race is at stake. In Falling Skies: The Game, players will dive into a world gone wrong and command a squad of recently-rescued survivors who have been recruited into the human resistance fighting to save the planet. The team will engage in covert tactical operations against the Espheni fighting to survive against alien invaders while also rescuing and recruiting survivors to the join the 2nd Mass. With addictive strategy-based gameplay, players will be immersed into the unique story line with all their favorite heroes from the show.

Espheni are everywhere!  Crawlies are swarming - you will need to use creative tactics to defeat them. Festering Crawlies are even worse - when they die they leave behind a toxic cloud. Even though they were once human, harnessed humans are now deadly automatons under the direct control of their Espheni masters, and will fight for the aliens.  Even more disturbing are the Crusties who have lost their very humanity the harness that control them.  Equipped with shotguns and grenades, they pose a significant threat among the Espheni's front line army.

Controlling these Harnessed Humans are the six-legged Skitters, their tough exoskeletons needing more than a normal bullet to take them down - watch for their vicious claws!  Skitter Commanders are less common than regular Skitters; higher in the pecking order, they are capable of both buffing and directly commanding their allies in battle and firing deadly energy bolts at range.

Perhaps the most terrifying enemies are the Mechs: with their ability to negate cover with their Searchlights and damage reduction from all conventional weapons, it will take a creative squad to defeat these mechanical terrors.  Mega Mech units are bigger, faster, stronger, and scarier than normal Mech units; with the abilities of the standard Mech class units, but capable of both delivering and withstanding more damage, they will require precision tactics to defeat!

Who are the Volm?  Where did they come from?  Are they truly here to help?  Volm technology is unlocked late in the game, but will their advanced weaponry be enough to stem the tide of the Alien Invaders?

The game is rated T for Teen and will be available on digital download at a price of $39.99 for WiiU eShop.

Box art for Falling Skies: The Game

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