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Tempest 4000 confirmed for Switch

Posted on February 23, 2022 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Tempest 4000

Atari is bringing Tempest 4000 to Switch, the company announced today. A release is planned for March 22, 2022.

Tempest 4000 is a sequel to the classic arcade game Tempest, which “remains faithful to the original while adding heart-pounding new gameplay features.” Llamasoft and game designer Jeff Minter handled its development.

Here’s some information about the title straight from Atari:

In Tempest 4000, players once again face screaming electric death as they take control of the Claw, a powerful spacecraft equipped to destroy deadly creatures and other obstructions with rapid-fire shots on vibrant geometric prisms. With three game modes to choose from and 100 levels to conquer, players must eliminate all enemies as quickly as possible to survive and achieve that coveted spot at the top of the leaderboards.

The original Tempest, one of the first video games to use 3D vector graphics, represents one of Atari’s hallmark titles and is considered one of the most popular arcade games of all time. It has been featured prominently across pop culture – including in Ernest Cline’s dystopian Ready Player One novel.

Key Features

A Blast from the Past: Take down hordes of enemies in this fast-paced, retro-arcade style shooter

Pick a Mode, Any Mode: Pick from three different game modes including Classic, Pure and Survival that will push your skills to the limit

Level Up: Progress and conquer 100 unique geometric levels by destroying enemies with various weapons and power-ups, and by earning upgrades through bonus rounds

Scale the Leaderboards: Show off your high score in your quest to be recognized as number one

Get Bass Boosted: Enjoy the beats of a thumping soundtrack inspired by early 1990’s techno

A trailer for Tempest 4000 can be found below.

Tempest 4000 will be offered digitally on Switch. You can access the official site here.

Source: Atari PR

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