Iron Sky was one of the more interesting movies I’ve happened to see all year. Then again, I can’t attest to have seen many other movies lately that dealt with an alternate universe in which the Nazi’s fled to the moon and attempted to invade a slightly futuristic Earth. And yet, despite being one of the weirder cult movies of note, it’s doing something rather crazy for a film of its type and status – it’s getting its own video game. Known as Iron Sky: Invasion, it’ll be hitting pretty much every platform out there from November this year.
The game (details via Dread Central) is set to fill in a void that’s sorely missing nowadays, a 3D space shooter wherein you play as an unnamed Earth pilot defending the planet against the Moon Nazi’s. In addition to the shooting, the game also aims to be inspired by one of the key themes of the movie, Politics – as you’ll need to how to approach each situation without causing any major incidents: specifically, who are you fighting, who are you fighting for etc. It’s being developed by Polish studio Reality Pump Studios – whom you might know from their Earth 21XX series of RTS games. However, you might know them from their two most recent works – Two Worlds and it’s sequel, Two Worlds II.
(We managed to interview the film’s director, Timo Vuorensola, not too long ago – hear what he has to say about Iron Sky).
Speaking of which, Vuorensola seems to be quite happy about the games existence: ”I’ve always known that Iron Sky needed a proper video game around the franchise, one where the whole complexity of the world of Iron Sky could be examined,” says 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 game studio.” If anything, it fills a void that isn’t quite around anymore, so I’m happy that it exists. While there’s no word on a local release date, it’ll be hitting European shelves on November 30th, so there’s just a little bit to go for your Moon Nazi shooting thirst to be quenched.