The War of the Worlds: Arthur's first diary

If your thirst for The War of the Worlds wasn’t sated by the Developer Diary we shared earlier in the week, we’ve got a few more tasty tidbits for you today – including a look at Paddington Station, as well as the first of the “Arthur Diaries”.

As well as those little snippets of gameplay and the sonorous tones of Sir Patrick Stewart, we’ve also snagged three brand new screens, showing off an early level from the game. This is Paddington Station, after the Martians attack – as rendered lovingly by Other Ocean in their unique, 2D rotoscoped style.

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And last, but certainly not least, here’s a good look at Arthur Clarke, the game’s protagonist (yes yes, the name is an obvious nod to sci-fi greats of yesteryear), avoiding spotlights and clambering up a Martian tower. Concept art is, perhaps, my favourite thing.

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Inspired by the classic H.G. Wells novel and the 1953 film adaptation, this brand new rendition of The War of the Worlds is headed to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network before the end of the year.

Rather than sticking completely to the famous storyline, developer Other Ocean is introducing a new story arc, complete with its own locations, characters and sub-plots, woven into this refreshingly-retro 2D platformer.

Plenty more on the way for this one – and to catch up, don’t forget our interview with developer Mike Mika, recorded at E3 2011!

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