Atari is reviving Missile command with a new game that the company calls “a modern version” of the classic arcade game for mobile devices. The launch of the game, called Missile command: reloaded, coincides with this year’s 40th anniversary of the 1980 original.
Missile command: reloaded maintains the same perspective as the original game, in which missile silos fight incoming rockets to protect civilian structures. Recharged uses a neon visual design, a classic arcade game that reimagines how Pac Man Championship edition is Space Invaders Extreme. The gameplay has been remixed with power-ups, an upgrade system and an augmented reality mode that projects the gameplay onto a “virtual arcade cabinet”.
Here’s a peek at Missile command: reloaded in action:
Missile command: reloaded is slated for release this spring for iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) and Android devices. Says Atari Missile command: reloaded it will be free to download with advertisements and players will be able to make a one-off purchase to play without obstacles and without advertisements.
It will be a busy year for Atari, which also plans to launch a new console, the Atari VCS crowdfunding, and to open a new line of Atari-themed hotels in 2020.