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What? Battleship Is Evolving... Into A First-Person Shooter?

Battleship was once a strategic board game in which players had to guess where their opponents had placed their war ships. This summer, it will be an action-packed movie in which ships blow each other up. And this May, publisher Activision said today, it will be a video game in which you shoot people.

Developer Double Helix Games (Silent Hill Homecoming) is helming the board game-turned-movie-turned-video game, which will be out for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Studio Magic Pockets will develop versions for 3DS, Wii, and DS. You’ll switch between strategy/simulation and first-person shooter sections as you play.

Oh and also there are aliens.

“Inspired by the film’s exciting action and stunning backdrop, the game is next-gen naval warfare that thrusts players into the middle of humanity’s last stand against an unfamiliar menace,” Activision Publishing’s David Oxford said in a press release. You’ll play a guy named Cole Mathis as he fights off “aquatic-based extraterrestrial peril” in the Hawaiian islands.

Because nothing says Battleship like aquatic-based extraterrestrial peril.

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