Centipede: Recharged, a reimagining of classic Atari arcade hit Centipede, is blasting onto Switch and other platforms on 29th September, it's been announced.
The game is the first in a new initiative from Atari which will see several of its classic arcade titles get the revamp treatment for modern audiences. "We’re so excited to bring these classic, genre-defining games to modern consoles,” says Wade Rosen, Atari's CEO. "Our goal is to create faithful adaptations that ooze with nostalgia and style, and we’re looking forward to providing that to the old school fans that loved Centipede as kids, and a new generation of players who appreciate high-quality arcade action and '80s aesthetic."
If you're not familiar with the original, or if you weren't even alive yet when it first launched in 1981, the game tasks players with shooting centipedes as they descend on-screen and working around the shot-blocking mushrooms they leave behind. This new Recharged edition adds some cool-sounding power-ups, including explosive bullets, spread shots, and a railgun.
It comes complete with an arcade mode for single players or couch co-op fans, global leaderboards, and an '80s-inspired soundtrack from award-winning composer Megan McDuffee. The 4K, 120fps gameplay available on PS5 and Xbox Series X will sadly skip Switch, of course, but here's hoping it'll still look a treat on Nintendo's platform when it arrives next month.
Excited to check this one out? Let us know if you'll be giving the game a go with a comment.
This looks so cool, I'm totally on board with the style, hopefully it won't disappoint when it releases!
Crystal Castles Recharged?
I wanna see Bentley Bear get the gems in HD.
Oh man, this looks great! (Looking forward to Food Fight too.)
Brilliant I love Atari, have all the originals on my cab. Great to see updates to these classics. Hopefully Asteroids deluxe next 🙏
Missle Command Recharged has been out for awhile. It is very good too!
I actually still have the Centipede they brought out for the Wii. It wasn’t that bad of a game. Of course, I picked it up for $10 so that might be a reason I felt it was worth what I paid.
Why not make it a vcs exclusive (joking)
Thanks rapper guy that owns Atari!
I like the graphics.
Trackball add-on or get out of my retro game store.
Cool, maybe next they can remake Guardians of the Hood’ into an actually enjoyable game!
Was ANYONE expecting 4K and 120 FPS for switch??????
Switch isn’t capable of that. The max it can do is 1080p 60fps.
Anyway, I might get Centipede
@Would_you_kindly I guess it could not happen bc of licensing issues, but I would buy an Atari reboot if they had a lot of the cool older stuff from the 80s. It should be no more than a hundred dollars….
@rockodoodle you can get an Atari flashback mini console with 110 classic games & 2 classic joysticks for £75
Not a fan of the art style. Skipping this one.
Considering that I enjoyed the hell out of Missile Command Recharged, this is defiantly one I need to get. Now if only we can get Asteroids Recharged
@Themagusx1 I am hoping for Yars' Revenge Recharged.
Stole that from the Amico's marketing
I still recall playing Centipede on my brand new 2600 on Xmas day 40 years ago. I'd have been 4 year old. If I remember correctly, I got the sequel Millipede the following Xmas.
@LinktotheFuture I would not mind seeing Yars Revenge either, that’s a fun and I think with some unique ideas in it. Have you played Yars Return?
That's cool for Centipede to get that. I hope they can make a Major Havoc one.
One of my all time favs…day 1
@CharlieGirl YES YES AND YES
@Themagusx1 I think I have Yars' Return on the Atari Flashback Collection for Switch, but I haven't played it yet.
@arnoldfranklin I second the motion; I absolutely loved Major Havoc.
Let’s hope they toss in the original arcade classic Centipede which all alone is worth the price of admission!
@Kilamanjaro - Amico doesn't own Centipede (or Centipede Recharged), it's published by Atari Inc and developed by Adamvision Studios and is launching on every system currently on the market including the VCS. Amico's marketing had nothing to do with the trailer.
Just give me Tempest 2000 already!
Odd how this is not an Atari VCS exclusive nor will it be ported to the system.
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