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.
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