Atari has gone back and rebuilt one of their old IPs that is now out on PSN and coming soon for XBLA. Warlords, an Atari title that was released in 1980, has been completely rebuilt from the ground up for the modern generation of gamers, while aiming to bring back fans of the original as well. Below is the press release that gives you information as to what the game is like, as well as some screenshots. Check it out!
LOS ANGELES – October 9, 2012 – Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, announced today that they have launched Warlords®, a remake of the classic title for the Atari 2600, on PlayStation®Network. The game is available today for aspiring warmongers across the U.S. for $9.99, with an EU release coming tomorrow, Oct. 10, for €9.99. Warlords brings all the action of the classic game into the modern age with an all-new look and online multiplayer modes. The game will also make its debut on Xbox LIVE® Arcade next month on Nov. 14 for 800 Microsoft Points.
Warlords is a one-to-four player arcade action game in which players will defend their castles from a maniacal dragon, unleashing a torrent of fireballs and crafty minions against their strongholds. In this whimsical reinvention of the beloved classic, players will face the ultimate battle of speed, strategy and survival. In addition, the game will increasingly challenge players to multitask as they strive to shield the castle walls and simultaneously rally troops to capture control points, collect power-ups and destroy the other warring factions – either alone or alongside three other players.
- Protect the stronghold! Defend your castle walls from the destruction of fast-flying fireballs with your mighty shield. Move the shield around the perimeter of your castle with precision and speed to deflect the fireballs or grab onto and charge fireballs to release even more devastating attacks back at your opponents.
- Multiple local/online game modes sweeten the quest for power and allow for cooperative and competitive battles with up to 4 players. Select the faction of your choice and engage in a number of competitive variations, including co-op siege mode, 2v2 or classic free-for-all battles.
- Rally your troops and pit them against your foes. Your loyal posse brings a layer of depth and replayability to every battle and can be sent off to capture control points, gather power-ups to immobilize your enemies or bolster your defenses. Manage your troops wisely to gain the battlefield advantage!