The Yars: Recharged release date has just been announced for August 23rd, 2022. It's coming to PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Atari VCS, Stadia, and PC via Steam and the Epic Store. Pretty much every modern console is getting in on the action, with prior titles in the Recharged series showing that fans of Yars' Revenge from back in '82 should get pretty excited to play the Recharged remake. Let's take a closer look at it, shall we?
What can I expect in Yars: Recharged?
With the Yars: Recharged release date right around the corner, you might need a refresher given how old the original game is. Basically, Yars: Recharged is an arcade shoot-em-up bullet hell that will have players struggling to survive deadly pulse cannons and swirling missiles. Power-Ups will allow players to shoot in all directions at once, use rapid fire and explosive shots, or fire a railgun. Eventually, players will be able to charge up their Zorlon cannon and take the fight to the enemy, but probably not without taking a few hits first.
The game comes with a couple of different modes. First, there's Arcade mode, a boss rush of 30 enemies that's not endless (but considering how difficult it purportedly is to reach the end, it might as well be endless). There are also Missions which will have players taking on 30 unique and challenging bosses with only one life each. A global leaderboard has been made available for this mode, so you'll be able see how well you do or don't match up to the world. Local co-op for the Arcade and Mission modes is also in, so you and a buddy can take on the bugs together.
If you're a diehard Atari fan and want more, you should probably get hyped for the Atari 50 interactive museum that'll be made available this winter. There's also even a relatively new Atari 2600 game for you to collect if you're into that, which you very well might be if you're reading this article.
Want to see the Yars: Recharged gameplay trailer? Check it out below!
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