Atari has announced a new game is on the way from their Rechared line as we'll be getting Yars: Recharged sometime later this year. Much like they have done with previous titles, this will take the classic Atari 2600 game and put a modern spin on it that feels both familiar yet refreshing and challenging. This particular game mixes up indie-style gameplay into the arcade title as we get a fusion of shoot-em-up and chaotic bullet hell. The game will be released for PC and consoles later on in 2022, but before that, enjoy the trailer and info below.
Yars: Recharged thrusts players to the center of a daring attack against the enemy homeworld, guarded by mechanical hives that pulse deadly cannons and emit flurries of swirling missiles. Find pockets of safety amongst the hail of incoming fire, and then dart forward in daring forays to chip away at the enemy's defenses. Gather enough energy by destroying enemy shields to power up the massively destructive Zorlon cannon, pulsing searing blasts of cosmic energy and annihilating enemies. Yars: Recharged challenges players to remain acutely aware of visual and audio cues that hint at impending danger, and master the smooth flying controls as they navigate increasingly complex levels.
- Boss Rush: Experience a nearly endless barrage of enemies. Three hits and you die, but don't worry! The hit-count resets when moving to the next round.
- Mission Mayhem: Mission mode features 30 unique, challenging bosses and only one life to beat each. Take bosses head-on with a barrage of bullets, or opt for a different strategy and start with the smaller, Minor Cores first.
- Juiced-Up Power-Ups: Minor Cores will drop power-ups when destroyed. Shoot in all directions at once, utilize rapid-fire, blast with explosive shots, or fire a railgun – the nature of the power-up is tied to the nature of the core that dropped it.
- Co-op with a Co-Pilot: Featuring local co-op in both arcade and mission mode, partner up with a pal and take on the hordes of enemy fighters.