Atari announced this morning that their arcade classic Yars’ Revenge is coming to Xbox Live and Windows PC sometime during the first quarter of 2011. For fans of old games — or older/mature gamers like us — this news is bound to elicit small squeals of glee.
Thirty years ago, Yars Revenge took the gaming world by storm as one of the first arcade shooters, and it eventually became the best-selling original title for the Atari 2600. Now, three decades later, gamers will once again get the chance to avenge the annihilated race of the Yar.
Yars’ Revenge brings the legendary title to new artistic heights with an anime-inspired art style and captivating narrative that expands upon the original story. The game also features local co-op gameplay, multiple endings, intense battles, and visually striking landscapes designed to appeal to both casual and hardcore gamers.
In Yars’ Revenge, players will take on the role of a nameless Yar, who has been brainwashed by the evil Qotile empire to do their bidding. After being shot down and rescued by the ancient and mysterious Bar Yargler, she sets off on a ferociously focused mission, to seek revenge on her former master and his deadly squad of assassins. The bio-technological nightmare of the Qotile home world provides stunning backdrops for players to fly through in aerial combat with their enemy.