Last Updated on October 6, 2023
Atari, one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers, has announced the latest installment in its nostalgia-fueled Atari Recharged series: Berzerk: Recharged.
The original Berzerk was a top-down multidirectional shooter that saw players fighting hordes of armed robots through an endless, electrified maze. The highlight of Berzerk is Evil Otto, a bouncing smiley face that mercilessly hunts down players.
Berzerk: Recharged features updated graphics, deft twin-stick controls, and a new soundtrack by the acclaimed Megan McDuffee. Players will fight through a deadly maze filled with menacing, vocal robots, including Evil Otto, who is still deadly, invincible, and ever-present.
Key features of Berzerk: Recharged include:
- Challenge Accepted: Survive an endless maze of random rooms that get progressively harder the further you get.
- A-Maze-Ing Levels to Tackle: Shoot through 20 hand-crafted mazes that deliver unique gameplay challenges.
- Pumped Power-Ups: Pick up weapon and player modifiers to help you survive the onslaught.
- Co-Op and Leaderboards: Recruit a friend for local co-op and track your progress on the public leaderboard.
In addition to Berzerk: Recharged, Atari is also releasing a Berzerk Enhanced Edition cartridge for the Atari 2600, fully updated with diagonal firing and robot voice sampling. The cartridge launches on November 17, 2023, alongside the new Atari 2600+.
Berzerk: Recharged launches on Windows PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Atari VCS later this year. To learn more, visit the official website.
Berzerk: Recharged is a modern take on a classic arcade game that promises to be a hit with fans of the original and newcomers alike. With its updated graphics, deft controls, and new soundtrack, it’s sure to be a must-play for anyone who loves retro gaming.