In collaboration with Sony Pictures Consumer Products, developer Galaxy Pest Control announced that they are bringing back the classic arcade game ?Q*bert? to PCs via the Steam platform. They further mentioned that mobile versions for the iOS and Android are soon to follow. The Steam version will be out on July 8 for $ 4.99.
Q*bert, originally released in 1982 by Gottlieb, is a game with a combination of puzzle and isometric platform elements where players control the titular character. Each game starts by having Q*bert land on every piece of the isometric pyramid of cubes, thereby changing its color. Starting from the top, the goal of the game is to have Q*bert change the color of all the cubes according to the target color; doing this will grant him access to the next level.
The game?s PC variant will be composed of two modes namely Q*bert Classic and Q*bert Rebooted. The former is expected to look like its original, pixelated version optimized for a mouse-and-keyboard control. The latter intends to utilize 3D graphics and will feature new levels, characters, and enemies.
The all-new Q*bert is co-developed by Sideline Amusements and Gozo Games. Sideline is also a subsidiary of Galaxy Pest Control. Sony Pictures Entertainment owns the rights to distribute Q*Bert; its Vice President for Consumer Products, Worldwide Marketing & Distribution, Mark Caplan said, ?With renewed interest in Q*bert, in part due to the cameo in the recent Wreck It Ralph animated feature film, we are delighted to re-introduce the game and characters to current fans as well as a new generation of gamers who are experiencing Q*bert for the first time.?
Here are the highlights of the new Q*bert Rebooted mode:
- Level Select ? replay all previously unlocked levels and track progress against friends
- 7 New Playable Characters ? introducing Q*zard, Q*bertha, Q*bot, Q*zilla, Q*tee, Q*knight and Q*nicorn, all based on the original Q*bert form
- 3 New Enemies ? the classic cast of adversaries are joined by new enemies Homer, Uppercut and Treasure Chest
- 10 Achievements ? These include Classic Master (2D Q*bert), Newbert (3D Q*bert), Qbertorama (Q*zard), Snake Surprise (3D Coily), Green Machine (2D Green Ball), Ugg! (2D Ugg), Extra Help (Sheild), Down for the Count (Q*bert Dazed), Disc Rider (2D Disc) and Coin-Op Collector (3D Diamonds).
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