Atari’s Classic Arcade Shooter Yars’Â® Revenge Is Back With New Cinematic Gaming Experience
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — 30 years ago Yars’ Revenge took the gaming world by storm as one of the first arcade shooters and became the best-selling original title for the Atari 2600. Now three decades later, gamers will once again get the chance to avenge the annihilated race of the Yar. Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment will unleash Yars’ Revenge onto Xbox LIVEÃ‚® Arcade for the Xbox 360Ã‚® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStationÃ‚®Network and Windows PC Download in Q1 2011.
Yars’ Revenge brings the legendary title to new artistic heights with an anime inspired art style and captivating narrative that expands upon the original story. The game also features local co-op gameplay, multiple endings, intense battles, and visually striking landscapes designed to appeal to both casual and hardcore gamers.
In Yars’, players will take on the role of a nameless Yar, who has been brainwashed by the evil Qotile empire to do their bidding. After being shot down and rescued by the ancient and mysterious Bar Yargler, she sets off on a ferociously focused mission, to seek revenge on her former master and his deadly squad of assassins. The bio-technological nightmare of the Qotile home world provides stunning backdrops for players to fly through in aerial combat with their enemy.
“Yars’ Revenge is one of the most popular Atari games of all time, leaving fans eager to experience the next chapter,” says Jim Wilson, President and CEO of Atari, Inc. “The new Yars’ Revenge updates this classic with anime inspired art direction, intense aerial battles and local co-op gameplay.”
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Founded in January 2009, Killspace Entertainment is an independent game studio composed primarily of former Obsidian and Pandemic developers. Located in the heart of Hollywood, we are focused on 1st and 3rd person action/adventure games for packaged and digital release on console, online, and mobile platforms. As our location suggests, we seek to use the best practices from the film and television industries to create incredible character-driven interactive content and experiences that would feel as immediate and compelling in a movie theater as they do in our games.