These Babel Rising Screens Show The Original Game of Tower Defense

We're all familiar with the biblical story of the Tower of Babel, right? Ubisoft's upcoming Babel Rising is a Kinect- and PS Move-enabled tower-defense take on the parable, pitting players against a group of Babylonians who are trying to build a tower all the way up to God's front door. Such hubris!

The role of "God" is assumed by you, the player, and using your hands (or a controller), you attempt to confound the attempts of the laborors and keep their construction from reaching your presumably pearly gates. I asked if players would have the ability to affect the language-centers of the Babylonians, but it sounds like God's abilities here will be more of the "shoot a fireball" variety. Pfft! I guess accuracy to biblical stories is less important than making a fun game.

These screens that Ubisoft sent give a good idea what the game is about, and are quite lovely-looking, too.


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These Babel Rising Screens Show The Original Game of Tower Defense

These Babel Rising Screens Show The Original Game of Tower Defense

These Babel Rising Screens Show The Original Game of Tower Defense

These Babel Rising Screens Show The Original Game of Tower Defense