Atari revealed more details for their upcoming release of Gravitar: Recharged, as the game will be released on PC and consoles next month. Much like other games in the Recharged series, this one takes a classic title from the golden age of gaming and revitalizes it in a modern era. Some of the old-school charms are still here as you are a lone pilot looking for supplies and trying to stay alive in a galaxy filled with stuff trying to kill you. But with a modern spin as you push through maps and obstacles trying to find a way home. A hard date wasn't revealed, all we know is that it will come out in May 2022 for PC via the Epic Games Store and Steam, as well as all three major consoles and the Atari VCS. Enjoy the trailer and rundown of the game below!
Gravitar: Recharged is a 21st-century reimagining of a hidden gem from 1982. The incredibly ambitious title took the "rotate, thrust, and fire" gameplay of Asteroids and Space Duel, combined them with the gravity mechanics of Lunar Lander, and added the intrigue of deep space exploration. The result was a notoriously challenging arcade game that captured the imagination of enthusiasts but failed to become a commercial success upon its release. Atari has teamed up with developers Sneakybox and Adamvision Studios to introduce the cult classic to a new generation of gamers.
Much like the original, Gravitar: Recharged is an ambitious project that takes the Recharged series in new directions. A shift from vector graphics to a more painterly style, with softer pastel hues, provides a backdrop for the deeper, more complex strategy-based gameplay. The visuals are complemented by award-winning composer Megan McDuffee's atmospheric score that evokes a sense of wonder and perfectly balances moments of serenity and tension as you explore every new planet and solar system.
- Far from Home: Travel across the galaxy in arcade mode, visiting planets to progress through ever-more-challenging solar systems in a quest to get home.
- Explore, Triumph, Repeat: Take on 24 distinct missions, aiming to climb global leaderboards and assert yourself as the ultimate space adventurer.
- Powerful Power-Ups: Utilizing the tech at your disposal, make use of your tractor beam to grab power-ups including homing missiles and electrifying EMP disruptors.
- Not so Lonely Anymore: No longer doomed to wander the universe alone, play with a partner in each game mode. Connect to a second player via a tether and work together to accomplish each goal and make your way home.