Haunted House spooking 360, Wii, PC

Atari rebooting its original survival horror franchise with new downloadable installment this September.

It may have been originally released for the graphically sparse Atari 2600, but Atari's Haunted House still lays claim to one of the first examples of survival horror gameplay. Now, with the game's 30th anniversary rapidly approaching, Atari is reviving that franchise with a new downloadable reimagining for the Xbox 360, Wii, and PC this September.

Once again set in Graves Mansion, players assume the role of the grandchildren of the original character, who disappeared in the haunted house some 30 years ago. Harried by the undead, players are tasked with navigating their way through the mansion in an effort to locate four pieces of an enchanted urn.

Graves Mansion might be a bit spookier in 3D.

Additionally, Haunted House has entered the 21st century with detailed 3D environments. The game will also feature pick-up-and-play-style adventure gameplay, where players will solve puzzles, as well as engage in boss battles. Further, action will take place primarily within the mansion's mysterious towers, corridors, and catacombs.

Atari has not yet announced a price or rating information for Haunted House.

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29 comments
SWM1983
SWM1983

I loved the original, hopefully they do a great job with this remake!

edwise18
edwise18

I'll keep my eye o this one.

gijas
gijas

when was this released... originally?

deathstream
deathstream

So many old people commenting here. I don't feel so alone anymore.

amari24
amari24

Atari should just make an new console and start releasing 3D versions of their old classic games, like Berzerk, Combat, PP, etc..

MrGoodKill
MrGoodKill

Man, I loved playing Haunted House on the 2600!! That little pair of pixellated eyeballs in a cloud of orange? The random flashes of lightning? The super-irritating ghosts that crossed through walls. Oh yeah, nostalgia kicks in.

razorzs
razorzs

atari was my first console.

OmegaBob
OmegaBob

Loved the 2600 version when I was a kid and I can still remember the TV commercial jingle! Here's hoping this game is good!

Dezuria
Dezuria

I had this game as a kid on my 2600, it was one of my favorites.

Cowboy-Bebop
Cowboy-Bebop

Had the original so I'll probably get this one too. It would be nice if they threw in the original with it.

terminus
terminus

In response to Evenios, it shouldn't be point and click, since the original wasnt, this game was kinda cool back in the day, I remember your just a pair of eyeballs in the dark, running around pitch black rooms with a flashlight that only last a short time, finding keys and artifacts to continue on room to room. Old school fun....lol Now lets get a remake of Pitfall Harry yeah boy.

tiki_tidalwave
tiki_tidalwave

It would be great if Atari were to update Berzerk and Yars' Revenge as well. Those games along with Haunted House were my favorite Atari released games back in the 80's.

Flint247
Flint247

Hmm, a PS3 version isn't available... :P (Not dissing the PS3)

Lonewolf349
Lonewolf349

adventure on a next gen console would be epic.

flazzle
flazzle

Atari, don't screw this up, please. Do Adventure next. Or Combat.

green_dominator
green_dominator

Never heard of Haunted House before, I had just about every meaningful and memorable Atari 2600 game possible until we sold them all so my family could move out of Texas [hell]

dynomitemasta
dynomitemasta

please tell me it's not "point and click" .... it's 2010, no reason for P & C anymore, unless your on a shoestring budget.

berto64
berto64

nonfamboygamer1 same thing im sayin why not the ps3 you gotta be kiddin

enrique_marrodz
enrique_marrodz

I played a lot of the original but never fully understanding the game :P It was a very "conceptual" game for my age :D

Evenios
Evenios

this could be fun if done right. I think more games should have fun exploration elements i mean with todays advanced graphics why arnt more games taking advantage of the surroundings? like what point and click adventure games used to be..but in 3d!

dakan45
dakan45

Great, i really wanted a haunted house game.

shaggydellic
shaggydellic

It will probably end up there eventually since Atari is the publisher, not Microsoft or Nintendo. For all we know Sony and Atari might just not have a deal in place yet.

fLaMbOaStiN
fLaMbOaStiN

Sounds cool.. i might download it if it's pretty cheap.. i love survival horrors and i love retro games :) right up my alley

Rickirock
Rickirock

@nonfanboygamer1 to compensate for the times PC got excluded from a release