Atari Reviving Centipede, Star Raiders Too?

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Earlier this week, Atari revealed an unexpected retro-revival, a new game based on the original Haunted House for the Atari 2600. Atari's plans for breathing new life into old brands may not stop there.


Siliconera spotted two more Atari throwbacks, Centipede and Star Raiders, at online rental outlet Gamefly, listed as future releases on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The former game, a frantic shoot 'em up against a series of centipedes and other bugs, is probably better known than the latter, but Star Raiders was a late 70s/early 80s predecessor to Wing Commander and Elite.

Both Centipede and Star Raiders have been re-released in their Atari 2600 form on Microsoft's Game Room for Xbox Live Arcade and Games for Windows. Looks like Atari won't be stopping there.

Atari Planning Remakes Of Centipede And Star Raiders For PS3 And Xbox 360? [Siliconera]


game-hating andrew

I'm pretty sure I remember there being remakes of Centipede and Pong in the 90's, and that they weren't that awesome.

Hopefully things work out better now, if the former is true.