Are You In An Alien Invasion Hot Spot?


Research released today lists UK cities most likely to be attacked by aliens, with London, Scarborough and Salisbury confirmed as the top three “Invasion Hotspots”.  The research was commissioned for the launch of video game Inversion, which sees the world turned upside down after alien invaders seek to exterminate humanity.

Working with the non-profit organization, UFO Investigation & Research Unit, the white paper evaluates criteria such as UFO sightings, military presence and Government infrastructure to create a UK Invasion Threat Map [above] revealing which cities, locations and civilians are in most danger.

Unsurprisingly, London is identified as the number one Invasion Hotspot as it houses central Government, is home to 12% of the UK population and contains vital communication and transport infrastructure.

Less predictable are Scarborough and Salisbury taking positions two and three in the hotlist owing to their proximity to influential military and research bases.

Scarborough is situated next to the UK’s main defence agany imainst pending ballistic attack, the RAF Fylingdales Phased Array tracking facility – which also detects and tracks for orbiting objects, including UFOs. While Salisbury is located near to numerous key military and research bases including the microbiological research establishment, Porton Down, RAF training centre Boscombe Down and the UK’s equivalent to Area 51, Salisbury Plain.

Phil Hoyle, head of the UFO Investigation & Research Unit says, “The risk is very real, with UFO sightings increasing each year. The Government needs to be vigilant and introduce measures that ensure the public’s safety. They have a right to be prepared for the inevitable and this research demonstrates a threat that is potentially on their doorstep.”

The study also details which parts of the UK are under least threat, with low population, natural environment and resources key to lowering the threat of invasion. Fort Williams, Carlisle and Ludlow were found to be safest places to live. The research, however, details any place considered to be a hamlet or village, away from cities and known military or research bases will greatly improve chance of survival.

“An attack on the UK would be catastrophic and our research clearly shows that it would immeasurably impact the everyday person,” comments Gary Chantler, Product Manager, Namco Bandai Europe. “Ultimately nowhere is truly safe if an invasion was to happen, but by playing Inversion it may give people a taster of what they could face and hopefully make them better prepared if such an event occurred.”

Inversion is a compelling story of an ordinary cop and his partner whose peaceful life has been invaded unknown enemies.  Gamers can take on the role of a young father and husband, Davis Russell, who finds himself thrust into war when his peaceful city is invaded by an unknown enemy. With his daughter missing and conventional weapons and tactics all but useless, this ordinary cop and his partner Leo Delgado will rise up to heed the call of duty, master the fundamental forces of gravity and save the world.

Inversion launches across the UK on 13 July 2012  and is available on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Developed by Saber Interactive and published by Namco Bandai Games, Inversion is rated PEGI 18 and BBFC 18.