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Classic shooter Yars' Revenge being remade for XBLA, PSN and PC

Early next year, an updated version ofYars' Revenge, a nearly-30-year-old classic,will be available for download on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and PC. The best-selling Atari 2600 title has been re-imagined with anime-influenced art and an expanded story, which follows a formerly-brainwashed 'Yar' out for revenge against the evil Qotile empire.

Above: The Atari 2600 original... or possibly some kind ofsignal interference

The game will include local co-op, and obviously won't look or play quite like the original (which, by the way, you can play inMicrosoft's Game Room). Killspace Entertainment, a studio founded last year by largely former Obsidian and Pandemic developers, is building the game. Check out the teaser trailer below (they weren't kidding with that 'anime-inspired' bit).

If you're old enough to have fond memories of Yars' Revenge, what do you think about the direction Atari and Killspace are taking it? And if you're not, what do you think about other things which are relevant to your interests?

Nov 17, 2010

Associate Editor, Digital at PC Gamer