Through solar systems and massive black holes, do you have the determination to guide your ship home?
New York, NY (April 21, 2022) – Atari® – one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and producers of interactive entertainment – today announced the May 2022 launch of Gravitar: Recharged, the latest addition to Atari’s hit Recharged series that revisits and modernizes titles from the golden age of video games.
Coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Atari VCS, and PC (via Steam and Epic Games Store) this spring, Gravitar: Recharged puts players in the cockpit of a rocket as as a lone pilot tasked with exploring various solar systems across the vast expanse of outer space. Each solar system offers its own distinct missions and challenges, and each challenge features different levels of severity, making the gameplay as hypnotic as it is dynamic.
Gravitar: Recharged is a 21st century reimagining of a hidden gem from 1982. The incredibly ambitious title took the “spin, push and shoot” gameplay of asteroids and Space Duel, combined them with the gravity mechanics of Lunar Lander, and added the deep space exploration plot. The result was a notoriously difficult arcade game that captured the imagination of enthusiasts but failed to become a commercial success upon release. Atari has teamed up with developers Sneakybox and Adamvision Studios to bring the cult classic to a new generation of gamers.
Much like the original, Gravitar: Recharged is an ambitious project that takes the Recharged series in new directions. The shift from vector graphics to a more painterly style, with softer pastel hues, provides a backdrop for deeper and more complex strategy-based gameplay. The visuals are complemented by award-winning composer Megan McDuffee’s atmospheric score that evokes a sense of wonder and perfectly balances moments of serenity and tension as you explore each new planet and solar system.
Gravitar: Reloaded Key Features:
- Far from home: Travel across the galaxy in arcade mode, visit planets to progress through ever more difficult solar systems in a quest to get home
- Explore, triumph, repeat: Take on 24 distinct missions, aiming to climb the global leaderboards and establish yourself as the ultimate space adventurer
- Powerful Power-ups: Using the technology at your disposal, use your tractor beam to grab power-ups, including homing missiles and electrifying EMP disruptors
- More if alone: No longer doomed to wander the universe alone, play with a partner in every game mode. Connect to your player two via tether and work together to complete each goal and return home.
Gravitar: Recharged and the entire Recharged series are made in collaboration with developers Adamvision Studios and SneakyBox. Award-winning artist and songwriter Megan McDuffee created the dreamy, spacey soundtrack.
A press kit including key artwork, screenshots, logos and video is available here: https://uberstrategist.link/Gravitar-Recharged-Press-Kit.