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It's Definitely Not Yars' Revenge, But I Think I Like It

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If I had no idea these new screenshots were from Atari and KillSpace Entertainment's reboot of the 2600 classic Yars' Revenge, I'd still be intrigued.

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Does a brand-new game have a better chance at success when you give it the name of a classic? If KillSpace Entertainment didn't have the rights to call what we're seeing here Yars' Revenge, would anyone still be interested?

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I certainly would, but then I've been craving more highly stylized on-rails shooting since Panzer Dragoon Orta came out for the original Xbox. That's the series I would have pegged these screens to come from, not Atari's classic shield-chewing, bullet-spitting bug game.

So what's in a name? If these screens were for a game called Daring Insect Battles would you still be looking at them?

Illustration for article titled Its Definitely Not Yars Revenge, But I Think I Like It
Illustration for article titled Its Definitely Not Yars Revenge, But I Think I Like It
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Illustration for article titled Its Definitely Not Yars Revenge, But I Think I Like It
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Ivan Moore Bacon Wright II

Looks interesting and fun, but Yar's Revenge should NOT be a rail shooter!