Quantcast
Jordan Mechner is remaking Karateka for XBLA and PSN - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Karateka  



Jordan Mechner is remaking Karateka for XBLA and PSN


8:00 PM on 02.15.2012
Jordan Mechner is remaking Karateka for XBLA and PSN photo



One of the most startling games of the 80's was Karateka, a martial arts action title by Jordan Mechner. At the time of its release, the fluid animations and dramatic elements were a huge leap from where most videogames were and laid the groundwork for the game Mechner is best known for, Prince of Persia.

Now, Mechner has announced that he's returning to feudal Japan to remake Karateka for modern consoles, with plans for the title to release this year on the download services. This marks the first time that the designer has taken an active role in development since Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, which is bound to get people salivating a little bit.

Karateka was a great game back in 1984, but it's also a pretty dull one by modern standards. It's not the sort of thing that, even when I'm at my most nostalgic, I think would be a fun way to spend an afternoon. Hopefully Mechner still has it in him to spice that up.








Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






timeline following:
Karateka



9:30 PM on 12.03.2012
Karateka remake arrives on Steam

Arriving just a few weeks after its debut on Xbox Live Arcade, Karateka is now available for PC via Steam. This is the remake of Jordan Mechner's first ever game, a classic title for the home computers in the mid-80s. This S...more



5:00 PM on 11.07.2012
Karateka came out today on Xbox 360

The re-make of Jordan Mechner's classic martial arts game, Karateka, is now available for purchase on Xbox Live Arcade and will be arriving later in the month on PS3. A launch trailer was released but this is the much funnie...more




PSN

12:30 PM on 10.06.2014
Enough teasing: Vib-Ribbon is headed to PlayStation Network

There was an out-of-nowhere nod to Vib-Ribbon at Sony's E3 press conference this year, and then nothing. No follow-up announcement. That wasn't very nice at all. But everything will be better, soon enough: the cult PlayStatio...more



11:30 AM on 10.03.2014
Strider 2, one of my favorite PlayStation games, arrives on the PSN next week

Strider 2 was pretty fantastic. Although it had an upgraded visual style (for the time), it was a pure throwback to old school beat 'em ups, and had some extremely solid gameplay. It also used the "new" Strider design that wa...more



10:30 AM on 10.03.2014
Sony confirms PlayStation Plus price increase in certain regions

The price of PlayStation Plus is rising in a few regions. According to Sony in a statement to Joystiq, "We slightly increased prices for PlayStation Plus in South Africa, Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and India regions due to ...more



View all PSN






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more