Centipede, Star Raiders remakes spotted - Retail Radar

Game rental service GameFly hints at revivals of space combat sim, classic shooter.


No Caption Provided Earlier this week, Atari formally announced its plans to revive the Haunted House series, but the publisher isn't stopping there. Listings for Centipede and Star Raiders recently popped up on online game-rental house GameFly suggesting revivals or remakes are on the way.
Centipede inches back.
Centipede inches back.

The listings for Centipede and Star Raiders provide little in the way of specifics and only note that each will be released in 2011 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

GameFly's business doesn't extend to downloadable games, so if the listings are accurate, the titles would likely be disc-based retail games. As of press time Atari has not responded to GameSpot's request for comment.

Centipede debuted as an arcade title and was ported to other systems later. In the game, players controlled a being tasked with killing foes as they cascaded down the screen. The game was created by Atari's only female software engineer in 1980, Dona Bailey.

Star Raiders is a space combat simulator that was released in 1979. The game was presented in a first-person manner, where players sat in a virtual cockpit and rained fire on fleets of attacking enemies.

An Xbox Live Arcade version of Centipede was bundled with Millipede and released on Xbox Live Arcade in 2007. It was later released as a launch title for Microsoft's Game Room in March 2010.

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