Sharknado on sale before sequel hits SyFy tonight

Tonight’s the night, my friends! Sharknado 2 hits U.S. screens shortly, swiftly followed by the rest of the world. If you can’t wait even that long, Sharknado: The Video Game is on sale right now for just $0.99!

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Developer Other Ocean (who we profiled on Player Attack, talking about #IDARB) has created a game that puts you in the lead role of Finley “Fin” Shepard, as you race to destroy life-threatening, shark-filled tornadoes swirling around New York City.

Game director Frank Cifaldi explains:

The Sharknado movies already exhibit a strange video game logic, so translating them into a work of interactive art wasn’t much of a challenge. We still have a soft spot for the licensed games of our childhoods, the ones that took a lot of strange liberties in the name of fun, and I think we’ve succeeded in bringing that feeling to the 21st century.

Here’s a taste of what’s in store:

  • Run through the streets of Manhattan wielding a broadsword
  • Bounce off of the backs of tiger sharks to reach higher ground
  • Feed buckets of fish to angry sharks to avoid dying
  • Surf New York’s flooded avenues, avoiding hammerhead stampedes
  • Collect official Sharknado trading cards
  • Fly into the heart of the sharknado clutching tightly to a chainsaw
  • Learn valuable lessons about sharks…and yourself!

You can grab the game right now from the iTunes App Store. After this launch sale is over, Sharknado: The Video Game will go back to its usual $2.99 price, so it’s worth snagging it now if you can.

If you needed further encouragement, we’ll let Frank have the last word:

We still haven’t seen the ‘Citizen Kane’ of video games, but at least we have our Sharknado.

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