Goggles and wireframes are things of the past, obviously, but aside from a graphical update, Atari is giving BattleZone something else it never had: multiplayer action. The new BattleZone seems to be very focused on Wi-Fi battles, letting players pit their customizable hovertanks against up to three other combatants. As of press time, the multiplayer match-ups will include traditional deathmatch, capture-the-flag and team deathmatch, as well as "Hotzone," "Knockout" and "Fox and Hound," whatever those are.
The arenas players will fight in are inspired by real-world battlefields, including bombed-out cities, jungles, tundra, desert and islands. Throw in downloadable content and an online level editor, and PSP owners hungry for handheld deathmatches have something to look forward to this November.
May 4, 2006