Bent on reviving their entire 2600 catalog, Atari announced a re-imagining of Yars’ Revenge.
Just in case you aren’t familiar with the shooter this is Yars’ Revenge circa 1980s.
And this is Yars’ Revenge in 2011.
As you can see from the trailer, the new Yars’ Revenge has an anime art style and a story. The nameless Yar in the trailer is out to destroy the Qotile, an empire that brainwashed the Yar. She was freed from control after being shot down and rescued by Bar Yargler. The story appears to be a core element in the game because Yars’ Revenge has multiple endings.
I’m more curious to see what kind of shooter this is going to be. Atari says Yars’ Revenge has local co-op, but haven’t released any details about the gameplay. Killspace Entertainment, a studio staffed with former Obsidian and Pandemic employees, is handling the new Yars’ Revenge.