Team 17 revives Alien Breed

Classic Amiga title to get Unreal Engine next-gen makeover; will only be available via download.

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Despite the current generation of consoles offering up gaming experiences that could only have been dreamed about in the early '90s, many gamers still have a soft spot for the games they grew up with. Several titles have already been rereleased on Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network. Some, such as Duke Nukem 3D and Sensible Soccer, have been ported in their original incarnations, while others, such as Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix and Bionic Commando, have been given a full makeover.

Is there anything better than a flamethrower?
Is there anything better than a flamethrower?

Now, Team 17 has announced that the Amiga classic Alien Breed is returning as Alien Breed Evolution and has released a set of screenshots from the new game. Launched back in 1991 on the Amiga and then later on MS-DOS PCs, the game was a big success for the company spawning several sequels. Alien Breed took inspiration from Ridley Scott's Alien and saw gamers take on the role of a lone marine, fighting against the alien horde in 2D top-down action.

The Worms maker has promised the new game will be a "drop-dead gorgeous retro-modern remake" and will be powered by the Unreal3 engine. There will be a single-player and co-op modes, though it's not clear whether the cooperative play will be local or online. While the game will only be available via download, Team 17 has not yet confirmed what platforms it will be released on.

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