In today's episode of 'gaming mashups we never expected to see', we share the news that Atari classic Pong is headed to Nintendo Switch in the form of an RPG.

PONG Quest is "a humorous new RPG reimagining of the flagship arcade classic" that's set to launch on Switch and other platforms this spring. The game has you exploring a fantasy world where you'll encounter a variety of paddle opponents and take them on in heated "RPG-esque" battles. There are even special, unlockable balls and costumes to unlock, the former of which are said to add more strategy into the mix.

Here's an official description:

It’s PONG like you’ve never thought it could be! Immerse yourself in a whole new world of PONG-inspired fun where you’ll adventure as a brave young paddle traversing a variety of treacherous dungeons, all loosely based on classic Atari hits, including Asteroids, Centipede, and more. Your journey will dictate the fate of PONG World as you reveal the mysteries of… the Spooky Door!

We don't have an exact release date yet, but we do know that it's planned to launch for $14.99 when it arrives this spring.

We certainly never would have expected to see a Pong RPG way back when. Will you be keeping an eye on this one? Let us know with a comment.