Atari has revealed that Food Fight will receive “a new, built-from-the-ground-up remake,” which is headed to Nintendo Switch.
The classic Atari arcade game has been “reimagined as a premium game with modern 3D graphics, charming new characters, and updated gameplay mechanics with online multiplayer support,” which has been developed in partnership with Mega Cat Studios.
Taking inspiration from the 1983 arcade classic, you take on the role of Charley Chuck – a boy whose desire for ice cream results in him falling into trouble with a gang of mischievous chefs.
Food-based frenzy awaits, as you will come to rely on your speed and cunning to avoid enemies or even choose a route that will see you engage in “intense open combat” where the food will do all the work.
You will have the chance to enjoy that “satisfying battle of condiment splats, entree explosions, and succulent shrapnel,” in single-player, co-op and online multiplayer modes, with the modernised game using procedurally generated environments to shake things up.
“We’ve promised fans new Atari content for the VCS and are delighted to unveil this fresh, modern take on a classic video game favourite — one that only Atari could lovingly and expertly curate and bring to the VCS first,” enthuses Atari VCS COO Michael Arzt. “The feat wouldn’t be possible without the passionate and dedicated team at Mega Cat Studios, and we couldn’t be more thankful to bring Atari’s Food Fight to the modern age where fans, both old and new, will enjoy all the messy mayhem this unique title has to offer.”
“Everyone at Mega Cat is huge Atari fans, and from the moment that the VCS was announced, we knew that we wanted to create something special and new from classic Atari IP,” adds Mega Cat Studios CEO James Deighan. “We have been working closely with the Atari team for some time now, are excited to finally announce this amazing game, and can’t wait to unveil more of the zany, fun, and innovative Food Fight gameplay, characters and other details as development continues.”
Food Fight will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2022.