Earlier this month, Jeff Minter announced he was remaking Tempest 2000
, the lauded Atari Jaguar game pictured above, for the PS Vita under the moniker TxK
. Today, Minter has revealed TxK
will launch this year on PS Vita.
"The new game – TxK
– will draw on the spirit of the classic T2K
, extending and enhancing it using the fantastic graphical power of the PS Vita system, resulting in what we hope will be a new modern classic arcade shooter," Minter wrote on the PlayStation Blog
. He promises new terrains, bonus rounds, enemies, weapons and a completely redone soundtrack.Tempest 2000
launched in 1994 for the Atari Jaguar, itself a remake of the original arcade classic Tempest
is a fixed-perspective shooter – a player controls a ship skirting the edge of a geometric tube, shooting enemy ships and other obstructions approaching from the center of the screen.