Falling Skies Details Revealed

By Michelle Balsan, 2 years ago
Earlier this year, Little Orbit confirmed they were working on Falling Skies, a video game version of the TV show of the same name. At that time, they also provided several details about the game, and then later supplied a first glimpse of gameplay via a trailer.

Today we have new details regarding Falling Skies' gameplay modes. While it seemed pretty obvious from the gameplay that tactical combat would be involved, players will also have to sink time into Resource Management if they want to be successful. Resource Management occurs between missions and tasks the player with "customizing units, obtaining new recruits, visiting wounded allies, and paying respects to fallen comrades." Players can also use this time to upgrade the base itself, which will lead to distinct advantages during the game's missions.

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In the Tactical Combat gameplay mode of Falling Skies, the player has to control each member of their squad in turn. Each unit is assigned action points, and it is up to the player to use these points, which are assigned to tasks such as "moving, shooting, using abilities or items, and reloading," so that they can effectively take down their foes and complete mission objectives.

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Falling Skies is currently slated for a Fall release on the Xbox 360, but no further details are currently known.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.