Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 19 July 2010 10:51

Centipede & Star Raiders remakes coming

Written by David Stellmack


Atari will again dip into the past for more sales
The news that Atari is working on a total revamped overhaul of the Atari 2600 title, Haunted House, was a bit of a surprise; and as we told you, the company was looking at other titles for potential remakes, as well. Apparently, they looked much closer than we were told, as we are now hearing that Atari is planning to revisit both Centipede and Star Raiders, as well.

For Centipede and Star Raiders, this isn’t the first time that a reinvention of these titles has been attempted. As for Star Raiders, this represents an interesting choice, as the Star Raiders II was never that well received and the canceled Star Raiders 2000 never was actually released using the Star Raiders branding on the Jaguar.

Centipede continues to this day to be one of the most popular games of all time, spawning multiple conversions on a variety of platforms. Star Raiders, on the other hand, was the game that launched Atari’s entry into the home computer market with the 400/800 models. The game on the 400/800/5200 was quite popular and never quite got the sequel that it deserved.

We are cautious about the popularity and chances for success with a Centipede remake; but Star Raiders, on the other hand, we think presents a rich potential for much success for a new re-imagined HD version of the title. No details have emerged on how soon we might expect these two offerings to arrive; but we expect a confirmation from Atari with an estimated release date before the end of the year if our sources are correct.
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments