Atari Bringing Back Classic ‘PONG’ in New Role-Playing Game (Video)
‘PONG Quest’ will feature new twists on the iconic table tennis game with a new story mode, online play and collectibles.
The classic virtual table tennis video game is being reimagined as a humorous role-playing game from original creator Atari and U.K.-based developer Chequered Ink, a game design duo behind PC and mobile titles such as Spell Worm and Gyro Boss, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via online storefront Steam.
The new game, PONG Quest, sees players controlling a brave young personified version of the classic PONG paddles as they traverse various dungeons based on other iconic Atari titles, such as Asteroids, Centipede and more. The game’s main quest will feature “RPG-esque battles” that combine classic gameplay with a modern twist.
Outside of PONG Quest‘s main story mode, the game will also feature online multiplayer with up to three other players, customization options for the player’s paddle, and more than 50 PONG ball power-ups that grant unique abilities.
PONG Quest will launch this spring on consoles, and Steam and will be available for $14.99.