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Spy Hunter celebrates 30 years with a reboot on PS Vita

Submitted by on Thursday, 31 May 20122 Comments

Announced just today, Spy Hunter will find itself refreshed and rebooted on the PS Vita this fall. A classic vehicular shooter like Spy Hunter will serve itself nicely amongst the lack of classic reboots offered up for the Vita thus far.

Try to recall 1983, when you played the role of “Agent” weaving the G-6155 Interceptor between pedestrian and scythed enemy cars, and hopping a ramp into a moving van conveniently matching your speed. Now image this all re-skinned in high definition for the Vita’s 5″ OLED screen.

Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. says:

Spy Hunter’s classic gameplay has been upgraded to give PlayStation Vita and 3DS players a new, adrenaline-charged experience. Gamers now have more choice in the transformation and customization with greater hand controls, brilliant graphics and enhanced action cameras.

No, this is not OutRun with scythe-equipped cars, or is it?

Switching from supercar to off-roader, and off-roader to speed boat will all happen seamlessly. Crashing enemy vehicles will now trigger a slow motion camera system enabling you to relive the glorious destruction. An unmanned aerial assault drone is added to the fray allowing planned assaults on enemy camps up road. With the Intercepter’s plethora of weaponry and high-tech gadgets, there’s always room for one more.

Spy Hunter is being developed by TT Fusion, sister studio to Traveller’s Tales of Lego-fame, and published by Warner Bros. Interactive. With a release date of “this fall” we can most likely expect a showing at E3 more info to come.