Atari is reviving the Atari 2600 space shooter Yars' Revenge as a downloadable game next year which, so far, seems devoid of giant chromed flies and filled with anime-inspired mech girls.

According to Big Download, the new Yars' Revenge will release on the original game's 29th anniversary, telling the tale of a "nameless Yar who was previously brainwashed by the Qotile empire" and her revenge against her former masters. Expect "massive aerial battles" and local two-player coop when the new Yars' Revenge hits the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 next year.

Yars' Revenge is being developed by former Obsidian Entertainment and Pandemic developers, under the name Killspace Entertainment, for Atari. Don't expect much from the game's first teaser trailer, just a vibe setting animation.

Exclusive: Yars' Revenge remake announced; teaser trailer released [Big Download]