Activision have announced that a new Pitfall! app is now available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch via the App Store.
The app is inspired by the original 1982 classic, this modern incarnation features thrilling new environments and twists on classic Pitfall! gameplay that will appeal to fans of all generations.
The game has been development at Activision’s Leeds studio, The Blast Furnace. This is led by veteran developer and former head of Rockstar London, Mark Washbrook, and Activision is now announcing the addition of Rockstar Leeds legend Gordon Hall, who will partner with Washbrook to oversee The Blast Furnace. Hall will also join Activision Mobile’s leadership team as Chief Creative Officer, and will focus on bringing AAA interactive experiences to the mobile space.
Players will notice an ever-changing landscape with different environments and shifting camera perspectives, vehicles and mine carts, branching paths, and a wide range of hazards to overcome. There are iconic objects from the 2600 classic game which include crocodiles, rope swings, gold bars, diamond rings, cobras and more, players will traverse a volcanic island carpeted in sweltering jungle and explore villages long since forgotten by time as they dodge danger in maze-like cave systems. It comes with stunning 3D visuals, instinctive controls and awesome action-adventure gameplay. Players can sweep up loot, buy power-ups and earn experience, enabling them to advance through the leveling system and compete with friends for the best high scores. Updates to the game to enhance the enjoyment are also planned.
Gordon Hall stated the following:
“The original Pitfall! on the Atari 2600 pioneered the action-platform/runner genre, We loved Pitfall! then—along with millions of gamers around the world—and we still love it now. In fact, it was the game that inspired quite a few of us to seek a career in game development. This new incarnation delivers a best-in-class experience of the game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The team has kept the elements that made the original so much fun to play, and merged them with a cool, retro HD art style, updated controls and play mechanics to keep both old-school fans and newcomers happy. We’re really excited to kick off Pitfall!’s 30th birthday by rebooting the franchise for the mobile audience.”
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