A remake of the classic 1989 Atari 2600 title is heading to home consoles this summer as a digital-download featuring hack-and-slash RPG action for up to four-players. The Gauntlet-esque title is said to be a “whimsical” reinvention of the original 2600 game with speed, strategy and survival taking center stage.
Jim Wilson, President and CEO of Atari commented in the press release, saying…
“Warlords infuses the arcade action genre with a bold and vibrant visual style coupled with robust strategic gameplay,” … “It exemplifies our design goals and company strategy as we reintroduce these classic brands to a new generation of gamers.”Well at least Atari is tapping franchises people have either forgotten about or never heard of in the first place, which is usually the perfect setup for garnering success from a reboot. I mean, we all can’t forget how Tomb Raider has been rebooted multiple times with the same results each and every time around.
Anyway, you can check out some of the features for the game below or head on over to the Official Website to learn more.
• Protect the stronghold! Defend your castle walls from the destruction of fast-flying fireballs with your mighty shield. Move the shield around the perimeter of your castle with precision and speed to deflect the fireballs or grab onto and charge fireballs to release even more devastating attacks back at your opponents.
• Multiple local/online game modes sweeten the quest for power and allow for cooperative and competitive battles with up to 4 players. Select the faction of your choice and engage in a number of competitive variations, including co-op siege mode, 2v2 or classic free-for-all battles.
• Rally your Troops and pit them against your foes. Your loyal posse brings a layer of depth and replayability to every battle, and can be sent off to capture control points, gather power-ups to immobilise your enemies or bolster your defenses. Manage your troops wisely to gain the battlefield advantage!