What happens when you take an early ’80s classic and update it for today? In the case of Yars’ Revenge, this is what happens. Big Download has the exclusive teaser trailer for the Killspace Entertainment-developed remake, and it’s, well, I don’t even know what it is. Different — that’s for sure.
“In the modern version, we’ve taken the spirit of the original game and re-imagined the Yars’ homeplanet as rendered by current gen technology,” says Atari producer Michael Fahrny. “It is now a third-person arcade shooter experience in which Yar flies through visually stunning Miyazaki-inspired landscapes while fighting a wide variety of memorable enemies.”
“Whether hovering close to the ground in jungle-inspired environments, or flying high above futuristic cities, Yar is constantly under attack from her vicious Qotile captors as she attempts to save her people from extinction.” Interestingly enough, this is a digital distribution title (PC, 360, and PS3); look for it in early 2011.
Exclusive: We chat with the producer of Yars’ Revenge [Big Download]