Centipede: Infestation burrowing into fall

Third-person "re-imagining" of Atari classic arcade game will feature run-and-gun combat, tower-defense gameplay on Wii and 3DS.

Since being introduced in arcades in 1980, Centipede has appeared on a number of platforms, ranging from the Atari 2600 to the Xbox 360. Today, publisher Atari announced the game will be getting a new incarnation, courtesy of Centipede: Infestation for the Wii and 3DS.

The Infestation begins this fall.

Due out this fall from developer WayForward, Centipede: Infestation takes the vertical gameplay of the original game and turns it into a run-and-gun third-person shooter. Centipede: Infestation will have seven environments and 40 stages. It will feature two-player co-op on both platforms, with the 3DS version offering the mode via ad hoc multiplayer.

In the game, players will face off against the titular creatures, as well as spiders, beetles, grubs, caterpillars, moths, and unnamed "boss insects." Players will have a variety of weapons with which to battle the critters, including a lightning orb gun, nuke cannon, mine launcher, and freeze thrower. Defeated insects will leave behind various objects that offer temporary defensive measures.

Unlike the original, Centipede: Infestation will also have a storyline, which Atari describes as "a postapocalyptic action experience." Players will assume the role of Max, an orphaned teenager wandering through a bug-infested wasteland. Early on in the game, he meets an adolescent girl, Maisy, who is carrying a collection of seeds that could potentially turn the wasteland into a verdant paradise. The two join forces to plant gardens--and then fight off the huge insects that come calling to destroy them.

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29 comments
theKSMM
theKSMM

Centipede with a storyline? We already have that. It's called .

WllDan7
WllDan7

@iAmAbel Do you know who nintendo is? Because this is being made by atari. Back to the game it looks very bland. Wayforward may be doing it but they are know for their 2d games not 3d ones. The one I played on wiiware was ok, but this one is just not interesting enough for me. And my interest would drop more if this was a full priced game on either system.

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

This seems like something to keep an eye on.Maybe.We'll see. @ jdog8888888 Yeah almost everything is a reboot,retelling,or sequel of something from way back when.But for the most part I'm enjoying it.Seeing some classics I never saw,seeing old friends amped up for the 2000s,and seeing less than impressive movies made cool.The only bad thing about it is that almost no one seems to be able to come up with truly new ideas anymore.

iAmAbel
iAmAbel

OK seriously comon nintendo. I wana see a Super maario sunishine 2 3D Luigi Mansion 2 3D Im getting tired of remakes...

JJGT500
JJGT500

That doesn't look like Centipede at all. If your gonna remake a classic then base it off the original! Take the Asteroid game for the PS1 now that was alot of fun.

fadersdream
fadersdream

Nuke gun? whatever happened to the little kid who stole a wizards wand?

jdog8888888
jdog8888888

The 80s are being raided. All the classic games and movies are being remade. New Pac man, new top gun (movie), Transformers, Indiana Jones, Space Invaders... The list goes on and on..

CCGR_Pheonix
CCGR_Pheonix

Dude! That looks like the one back in the day for Dreamcast. My brothers and I could never get very far at all. Haha, hard games ftw.

pokecharm
pokecharm

ooh, this looks like a lot of fun! 3DS is coming up with some interesting games...I said I wouldn't get it...eh...now I'm not sure...if there are attacking butterflies in this game, though, then I'm out...

dexter_graves
dexter_graves

I wish they'd just do a Centipede game for the Wii that lets the player control the ship like an aiming reticule. Just a simple point and shoot setup but layer and layers of complexity. This game looks more like Frogger than Centipede. It really wasn't a very good trailer. You don't get to see enough of the actual Centipedes.

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

I can't think of any reason why we need this game. It looks the same, infact worse than any game you can buy on the PSN or Marketplace right now.

JOKER677
JOKER677

damn remember playing this on sega the original from atari

ivanfred
ivanfred

I love this sort of gameplay.

Monopoman
Monopoman

Yeah this looks nothing like Centipede. I mean the only similar thing I can see is that there is a centipede in it.

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

hmmm ..i'll wait for more footage..but cool to see wii and 3ds getting cool exclusives.

kintendo64
kintendo64

Awesome a new twist on a great classic.

Freezezzy
Freezezzy

Reminds me more of Smash TV than Centipede.

Barighm
Barighm

A shooter...are we really surprised?

finchused18
finchused18

That don't look like Centipede but I must say that it still looks pretty fun. I'll be watching reviews before I decide to buy though.

no_mess11
no_mess11

@FlamingFury The explanation for your 2nd comment is because the game isn't being titled, "The Human Centipede: Infestation".

FlamingFury
FlamingFury

1 - That's not Centipede at all. It looks nothing like a space invaders rip-off 2 - If it's not that centipede, why aren't people being tied to each others anuses amidst horrific dialogue and a plot that makes no sense?

kstegall2
kstegall2

I'm buyin' it!! I loved the Dreamcast version that was a 3rd-person view game as well.

xaos
xaos

Centipedes? On *my* console? It's more likely that you'd think!

alfredooo
alfredooo

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