According to Gamefly, Atari’s planning to release revamped versions of two classic games next year.
Atari seems to be on a revival kick this week. A few days ago, it was revealed that the publisher is planning to re-launch its survival horror game Haunted House. Now it seems that more classic videogame revamps are in the works, thanks to an accidental reveal on Gamefly.
Gamefly, the mail rental service for videogames, has listed both Star Raiders and Centipede as upcoming titles for both the PS3 and 360. While gamers are likely familiar with Centipede, Star Raiders might require a little explaining. The game is a space dogfight title, much like Wing Commander was. Released in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the game was criticized by some as being too violent, but it was often used in stores as an example of how powerful the Atari systems’ graphics were.
According to Gamefly, Star Raiders is set to be released in January 2011 with Centipede arriving in in March. While Atari hasn’t confirmed any of this news, Gamefly is usually pretty accurate when listing upcoming titles. Still, until the publisher makes an official announcement, it’s probably best to treat this as a rumor.