Falling Skies: The Game New Details

Published on September 22nd, 2014 by Eric Weichhart

Little Orbit announced more details about their upcoming game Falling Skies: The Game, which will be released in the Nintendo Wii U eShop this September 30th for $39.99 (North American region).

Those new details are mostly about the enemies in the game, including a text guide and a video explanation. You can see the details below:


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’ll 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?

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About Eric Weichhart

Eric enjoys playing video games in his 3DS XL and Wii U. Platform, puzzles and RPG are his favorites. He doesn't care if a game is 1080p or 720p, it only needs to be fun.