Asteroids Recharged returns full of nostalgia on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, PC, and Atari

“How long can you survive?”

Nostalgic arcade game Asteroids “warps” to the modern era. Now completely reimagined with modernized gameplay, Asteroids Recharged comes out on various platforms just in time for the holiday season.

A retro fan-favorite returns

Lovers of arcade retro games remember Asteroids fondly. Countless hours shooting space rocks and dodging alien ships can now be done from the comfort of your own home with Asteroids Recharged. While it doesn’t come with the lingering smell of nacho cheese and someone else’s sweat on the controller, the gameplay looks to satisfy the feeling of the original game.

The announcement video showcases bright visuals, throughout the trailer. A little neon blue ship floats throughout the galaxy, striking purple asteroids and dodging green saucer counter-fire. Along with its visual vibrancy, each shot from the spaceship pierces through the asteroids with a satisfying sound. Composer Megan McDuffee has brought life to the new version of Asteroids in its original soundtrack.

Asteroids Recharged announcement trailer

Asteroids Recharged has 30 unique and creative challenge levels in new territories. The game offers local and global leaderboards to reflect on that classic arcade feeling of needing to one-up your old rival. It also has powerful new abilities, including spread shots, rail guns, reflector shields, and more. The game offers “pulse-racing couch co-op” so you don’t have to face those UFOs alone. Coordinate with friends (or let them be your downfall) to face the endless challenges in the game.

Co-op battle in the game

When does Asteroids Recharged release?

Asteroids Recharged releases December 14 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Atari VCS for $9.99. Available on all the newest platforms, retro lovers won’t want to pass up on this new version of the game to see what it has to offer. Revitalized for the modern era, it looks like a fun and challenging game to play.

Erin Vieira

Writer, artist, cosplayer, D&D player, Final Fantasy lover, and Bayonetta enthusiast Erin Vieira says that although they were born amongst mortals, someday they will exist as an unknown entity of the void. There will still be video games there, of course.

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