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COLOGNE, Germany – The space Nazis are coming! To your desktop. German games publisher Topware Interactive has acquired the adaptation rights to “Nazis on the moon” sci-fi comedy Iron Sky from Finnish director Timo Vuorensola and plans to release a video game, Iron Sky Invasion, based on the film this November. Topware made the announcement at video games conference gamescom, which wrapped up Aug. 19 in Cologne.
The game will follow the pulp fiction plot of the film, in which a colony of Nazis living on the dark side of the moon begin an invasion of the earth. Players will act as a space pilot in the intergalactic battle, joining forces with either the Nazi invaders or earth’s defense force. The Polish studio Reality Pump will develop the game for Topware. Samuli Torssonen, visual effects supervisor on the film, will provide visual effects for the game through his Helsinki-based Troll studio.
Iron Sky Invasion will be available for Mac, PC, XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 and Topware said it plans to release both a standard edition for around €40 – €50 ($50 – $62) and a special “Gotterdammerung” edition for between €60 – €70 ($74 – $86).
The film Iron Sky, which raised around $1 million towards its $10 million budget from its Internet fan base, has earned some $8 million in theatrical release internationally so far. Entertainment One picked up North American rights to the film, which stars Udo Kier, Julia Dietze, Peta Sergeant, Christopher Kirby and Gotz Otto and opened Iron Sky on a platform release July 25, earning some $26,000 from four theaters. E1 has also made Iron Sky, available on the action web platform Tugg that allows moviegoers to choose the films that play in their local theaters.
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