One of the classic Arcade game is getting an update.
one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers — announced today that Tempest 4000™, the critically-acclaimed sequel to the classic arcade game Tempest®, will launch on Atari VCS and Nintendo Switch on March 22, 2022. Developed by Llamasoft and legendary game designer Jeff Minter, Tempest 4000™ is a visually stunning, action-packed arcade shooter that remains faithful to the original while adding heart-pounding new gameplay features.
In Tempest 4000, players once again face screaming electric death as they take control of the Claw, a powerful spacecraft equipped to destroy deadly creatures and other obstructions with rapid-fire shots on vibrant geometric prisms. With three game modes to choose from and 100 levels to conquer, players must eliminate all enemies as quickly as possible to survive and achieve that coveted spot at the top of the leaderboards.Watch the latest Tempest 4000 trailer here:
The original Tempest, one of the first video games to use 3D vector graphics, represents one of Atari’s hallmark titles and is considered one of the most popular arcade games of all time. It has been featured prominently across pop culture — including in Ernest Cline’s dystopian Ready Player One novel.
Key Features of Tempest 4000 Include:
A Blast from the Past: Take down hordes of enemies in this fast-paced, retro-arcade style shooter
Pick a Mode, Any Mode: Pick from three different game modes including Classic, Pure and Survival that will push your skills to the limit
Level Up: Progress and conquer 100 unique geometric levels by destroying enemies with various weapons and power-ups, and by earning upgrades through bonus rounds
Scale the Leaderboards: Show off your high score in your quest to be recognized as number one
Get Bass Boosted: Enjoy the beats of a thumping soundtrack inspired by early 1990’s techno
Developed by Llamasoft, in partnership with designer Jeff Minter, and published by Atari, Tempest 4000will release on Atari VCS and Nintendo Switch on March 22, 2022. The game is also available for purchase on Steam for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for $19.99.
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