Topware Interactive recently revealed that Reality Pump is developing the official Iron Sky videogame, Iron Sky: Invasion, which is set to launch throughout North America in November 2012. Following the revelation of the title last month, the publisher has confirmed that a PAL release will follow shortly after the NTSC launch.
Iron Sky is a dark, comedic, science-fiction film about Moon Nazis invading earth, which premiered with huge fanfare earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festivals. Iron Sky soon became one of the most spoken-of independent films of the year, and is certain to reach cult classic status, in part, due to its brassy humour, classic satire, and amazing visual effects. Iron Sky: Invasion puts the player in the pilot seat of defending Earth from a sudden Nazi invasion from space. The player has at their disposal a variety of experimental, secretly manufactured space fighters, and are tasked with keeping these Moon Nazis off our beloved Planet Earth.
Iron Sky: Invasion will bear the major underlying theme of politics: everything, even defending your planet from “luna-r-tic” villains, requires skillful political manoeuvres. You will need to know who you are fighting for, whose boots you are stepping on, and choose your friends, or more importantly, enemies carefully.
“We wanted to create a space simulation game blending political and tactical components, with the added absurdity of Moon Nazi humour,” says developer, Miroslav Dymek. “We wanted to bring back Space fighter-style gameplay, and knew from the very beginning the world of Iron Sky would be a perfect match.”
Reality Pump has been developing Iron Sky: Invasion in close connection with the filmmakers, who have been helping tie both the visuals and storyline tightly into the Iron Sky universe. Jussi Lehtiniemi from Troll VFX, CG-company responsible for all the visual effects of Iron Sky, has captured space ship models directly from the film as well as creating additional ship designs well suited to the Iron Sky universe.
“I’ve always known that Iron Sky needed a proper videogame around the franchise, one where the whole complexity of the world of Iron Sky could be examined,” says director Timo Vuorensola, who admits being an avid gamer himself. “I’m happy to announce Reality Pump’s involvement, as the world of Iron Sky – one we’ve cherished and nurtured for years – is now in the capable hands of an experienced, quality-driven
Topware Interactive’s Iron Sky: Invasion is currently in development for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, and will arrive in stores, steam and other outlets throughout North America this November. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on Iron Sky: Invasion, including further information on the PAL release of the videogame.