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Yar’s Revenge reboot trailer

Submitted by on Sunday, 27 February 20112 Comments

In an effort to breathe new life into a franchise that was originally released 30 years ago, Atari is set to release a re-imagining of one of the 2600’s flagship games: Yars’ Revenge for PSN.

The Qotile are back to give the Yar fits as you try to right the misguided conquests of your past in this anime inspired reboot.

Atari is taking Yars’ Revenge out of the realm of 2D and into the oh so contemporary world of 3D. A move that would have surely blown the minds of the game’s original developers.

The disparity in graphical capabilities of the Atari 2600 and a downloadable title on the PSN can be likened to driving a tricycle one day and hopping into a rocket car the next. While downloadable titles may not represent the pinnacle of aesthetic achievement in video games the graphics of the Atari 2600 have a certain ‘dawn of time’ feel to them.

For those unfamiliar (perhaps due to a lack of birth in 1981) with Yars’ Revenge the crux of the story is pretty much encapsulated in the two word title. You play as a Yar that has been brainwashed by the Qotile to carry out their evil bidding. After being shot down you are rehabilitated by an ancient figure. With your brain officially wash free you set yourself on a warpath to find and kill those that previously controlled you.

Take a look at the trailers and screenshots and let us know what you think of the game so far and of reboots in general. What is your favorite reboot?