Reissue of the classic arcade shooter Asteroids has got the first trailer and release date

Atari Publishing in collaboration with developers from Adamvision Studios and SneakyBox Studios uncovered the release date of Asteroids: Recharged – an improved version of its classic arcade shooter.

Image source: Atari

Image source: Atari

Recall that Asteroids: Recharged was presented along with two other projects from the Recharged line – Black Widow: Recharged and Breakout: Recharged – and was expected to be released from October to December this year.

As it became known, Asteroids: Recharged will go on sale on December 14 this year for PC (Steam, Epic Games Store), PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, Nintendo Switch, and Atari VCS.

The reissue will offer tighter graphics, modernized controls, high frame rate support and features for co-op play on PC (Steam Remote Play) and PlayStation (Share Play).

The original Asteroids came out in 1979 and was one of the first to include a leaderboard with initials. The project became the best-selling slot machine in 1980, and the Atari 2600 version has sold over 3 million copies.

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