It sure looks like it's shaping up to be the summer of blockbuster movie releases. And since we're living in 2013 where mobile gaming dominates the entertainment industry, that now means it's also going to be the summer of blockbuster movie tie-in games! We already had some coverage on the mobile game versions of After Earth and the upcoming Man of Steel this week, and up next is Pacific Rift, a new 3D action game based on the Guillermo del Toro film of the same name.
In the game, players will take on the role of a rookie Jockey in command of a giant Jaeger robot, as they protect the world's largest cities from an imposing alien threat called the Kaijus. As they rise through the ranks to become an ace Jockey, players can expect to build lethal combos, unlock new weapons and technology, and really show off their skills in the game's bonus Survival Mode. While the game is closely influenced by events that happen in the movie, it should also be known that Pacific Rim can be played and enjoyed as an entirely stand-alone experience.