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We’ve seen him on Star Trek: The Next Generation (the TV series and movies) as Jean-Luc Picard from 1987 to 1998, and on the earlier X-Men movies as Professor Xavier since 2000. Now, Other Interactive will be bringing the voice-over talents of Patrick Stewart on the game based on the classic novel written by H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds. The sci-fi novel describes the narrator’s experiences as he travels through London during a Martian invasion in the 1950s.

This is not the first time Stewart lends his voice to a videogame. Last year, he was the narrator on Konami’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. The game The War of the Worlds will be available for Xbox Live and PlayStation Network sometime later this year.

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Lo hemos visto en Star Trek: The Next Generation (la serie de televisión y películas) como Jean-Luc Picard de 1987 a 1998, y en las películas anteriores de X-Men como el profesor Xavier desde el año 2000. Ahora, Other Interactive va a traer la voz en off talentosa de Patrick Stewart en el juego basado en la novela clásica escrita por H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds (La guerra de los mundos). La novela de ciencia ficción describe la experiencia del narrador en su viaje a través de Londres durante una invasión marciana en la década de 1950.

Esta no es la primera vez que Stewart presta su voz a un videojuego. El año pasado, el fue el narrador de Castlevania: Lords of Shadow de Konami. El juego The War of the Worlds [La guerra de los mundos] estará disponible para Xbox Live y PlayStation Network más tarde este año.

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From/De: Paramount Digital Entertainment / Other Ocean

Sir Patrick Stewart Lending his Voice to Upcoming The War of the Worlds Video Game

Beloved star of the stage and screen will narrate unforgettable side-scrolling experience, coming to Xbox LIVE® and PlayStation®Network

Emeryville, CA – June 13, 2011 – Other Ocean Interactive is proud to reveal that Sir Patrick Stewart, the acclaimed TV and film star, will be lending his voice talents to The War of the Worlds, its upcoming cinematic side-scrolling platformer, coming to Xbox LIVE®Arcade and PlayStation®Network. Based on the classic novel by H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds showcases Stewart’s distinct voice as the narration for the game, which follows one man’s experience in 1950s London during a decimating alien invasion.

Known to millions for his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the popular TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation, as well as his performance as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men film franchise, Stewart has enjoyed tremendous success over his decades-long film career including several Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.  However, providing narration for The War of the Worlds is an experience that hearkens back to Stewart’s childhood.

“As a young boy, I remember watching the The War of the Worlds so many times I was quoting the lines,” said Stewart. “The alien invasion both terrified and fascinated me and the movie has stuck with me since then. Now, being part of this project will provide a new way for gamers around the world to experience a fresh new take on a classic.”

The War of the Worlds is a dark and breathtaking new vision inspired by the classic H.G. Wells novel, retold as a single player, 2D action-adventure. The gameplay narrative parallels the timeline and events from the 1953 movie adaptation, but introduces a new story arc, characters, locations, and sub-plots.  With gameplay paying homage to classic cinematic platformers such as Flashback and Out of This World, players follow the exploits of an unknown everyman struggling to escape the Martian invasion of London and rescue his family. Forced to think through insurmountable odds, players will outsmart an army of alien tripods, spiders and drones as they make their way through a landscape of total devastation.

The War of the Worlds will release for Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network later in 2011. For more information, please visit Other Ocean’s website at www.otherocean.com.

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About Other Ocean Interactive
Founded in 2006, Other Ocean specializes in developing original and licensed IP for all platforms. It has development studios in Prince Edward Island, Canada; Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada and Emeryville, California. For more information, please visit:www.otherocean.com

About Paramount Digital Entertainment
Paramount Digital Entertainment (PDE) is a division of Paramount Pictures Corporation. PDE develops and distributes filmed entertainment across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices, videogames, and emerging technologies.
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE:VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The company’s labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group and Paramount Worldwide Television Distribution.

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