Remember when everyone thought Activision’s new UK studio was working on Call of Duty for mobile devices? Well, they weren’t, they were working on an update to Pitfall! which, according to a press release we’ve just taken delivery of, is out today.
Yep, 30 years after the original Atari 2600 version, Pitfall! is back, inspired by the 1982 classic. Activision tell us this new remix features “thrilling new environments” and “twists on classic Pitfall! gameplay” so it doesn’t sound like it’s the same old game entirely.
The Blast Furnace, Activision’s new studio, is headed by former Rockstar London boss Mark Washbrook, and Rockstar Leeds’ Gordon Hall is also involved.
“This new incarnation delivers a best-in-class experience of the game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch,” says Hall. “The team has kept the elements that made the original so much fun to play, and merged them with a cool, retro HD art style, updated controls and play mechanics to keep both old-school fans and newcomers happy.”
Pitfall! is available via the App Store.