Nostalgic releases has been popular within the gaming industry in recent years, bringing out numerous remakes and remasters such as Final Fantasy VII Remake, Resident Evil 2 and 3, and even a new VR title to the classic Half-Life franchise. Now, one of nostalgia’s biggest proponents Atari has revived one of the world’s most iconic retro games: Pong.
Instead of simply remaking or remastering the game, however, the Californian company has created a whole new universe and narrative for the incredibly simple and seemingly character-less original, building an entire role-playing game around it. Named Pong Quest, gamers can now play as a personalized paddle on an adventure to save the world, journeying through various dungeons based on Atari’s other retro titles, such as Asteroids and Centipede. As with all RPGs, you’ll get to customize the outfit and gear for your little paddle, and even make custom Pong balls used to defeat enemies. Your custom character can then be brought into the game’s online multiplayer mode where you can play with three other friends.
For those interested, Pong Quest is due to release some time in spring for $15 USD, and will be available on PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
Elsewhere in gaming, NBA players are now competing in the first-ever “NBA 2K Players Tournament.”