Battleships never looked so good

It’s news to us, but apparently Milton Bradley’s classic guessing game, Battleship, is to be transformed into a blockbuster movie. Weird, right?

Unsurprisingly, Activision has a video game tie-in planned. Silent Hill: Homecoming developer, Double Helix, has been dumped on development duties, and is promising to combine aspects of the board game with first-person shooter gameplay.

You’ll take on the role of demolitions expert Cole Mathis, who, somehow, finds himself in charge of a naval fleet which must be used to defend the Hawaiian archipelago from underwater space aliens. We’re not making this up. Scouts honour.

The game’s due out this April in Europe. A North American release will follow in May.