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XBLA in Brief: Yar's Revenge

This week on XBLA in Brief, we take a look at the reboot of the Atari 2600 title, Yar's Revenge. Suffice it to say that Yar's Revenge has less to do with the original and much more to do with games like Panzer Dragoon and Sin & Punishment. In other words, it's a brightly colored, anime-inspir...

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New Yar's Revenge screens feature freakish fleets of flying foes

We can't imagine what it must be like to be an Air Traffic Controller in Killspace's upcoming, on-rails shooter, Yar's Revenge. Judging by these screens, we can only imagine the hectic comm chatter: "Okay, Jim, now fly right. No! My right! Look! We made an empty spot in the gaggle for you."...

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Yar's Revenge video reminds us Yar's Revenge is a real thing

Maybe you've convinced yourself that you just dreamed Atari was publishing a downloadable remake of Yar's Revenge, with Miyazaki-inspired artwork and a storyline about one humanoid "Yar" soldier. It does make more sense as dream logic than something that would actually happen. But nope! It is hap...

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Yar's Revenge remade into an anime-inspired rail shooter

The downloadable Yars' Revenge reboot spotted in Atari's earnings report has been officially revealed. Yar's Revenge (even the apostrophe placement has been rebooted!) is an anime-style game following one rogue Yar (an insectoid creature) fighting the evil Qotile forces that had previously brainwash...

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Yars' Revenge update for PSN, XBLA, and PC listed in Atari release calendar

Atari has gone fully old-IP-crazy, having just released a remake of Haunted House. New Asteroids, Star Raiders, and Centipede games are also on the way, not to mention direct ports of old games on DS and XBLA. We can add Yars' Revenge, the hit shmup about shooting through a thick shield to gain a...

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Play old Atari games at the new Atari.com

Atari has a new website. We know -- big deal, right? Actually, in this case it's worth checking out if you're a fan of the company's classic arcade and console games. That's because the site is offering up free-to-play browser-based versions of Adventure and Yar's Revenge for the Atari 2600 and t...

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