H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds has been a seminal influence on the sci-fi genre, one we’ve seen countless adaptations of across film and television, but as an indie game, Grey Skies: A War of the Worlds Story may have flown past you. Revealed last year, it’s now confirmed for Switch release on February 4th via an eShop listing.
Developed by Steel Arts Software, Grey Skies is best described as a stealth-based single-player adventure with strategy elements. It first launched last November for PS4, Xbox One and PC and, as we’ve come to expect, the Switch version is only just arriving now, several months later.
Taking us to the English countryside, Grey Skies is a loose adaptation of the iconic novel, incorporating various elements from War of the Worlds and placing them into an original story. Throwing you directly into the Martian Invasion, you’ll play as Harper, a plane crash survivor that wakes up post-invasion, initially unaware of what happened in a manner reminiscent of the horror flick 28 Days Later.
Whilst it wasn’t widely reviewed before, it holds mixed reviews on Steam, with many commentators taking aim at its controls and overall polish. How well it’ll shape up on Switch remains to be seen, but it’s available to pre-order now for £13.49/$14.99.
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