Yars: Recharged Released

Atari announces Yars: Recharged has charged out, offering an updated version of Yars' Revenge, now with more pixels and less possessive punctuation. This is available on PC and consoles, and the Windows/macOS edition can be picked up from the Epic Games Store while the version on Steam also boasts SteamOS/Linux support. Here's the Release Trailer and here are some details to get you charged up:
In Yars: Recharged, players launch a daring attack against the enemy homeworld, which is guarded by mechanical hives that pulse deadly cannons and emit flurries of swirling missiles. Shoot ranged attacks while utilizing pockets of safety amongst the hail of incoming fire, and then charge forward in daring forays to chip away at enemy defenses. Gather enough energy by destroying the enemy’s shields and you can power up your massively destructive Zorlon cannon, which sends searing blasts of golden energy into the enemy hive.

Credited as the first video game to be released with a backstory, Yars’ Revenge was the most popular title released on the Atari 2600, spawning two sequels, both of which also received an official Atari 2600 cartridge release this year through Atari XP. In the original, creator Howard Scott Warshaw sought to overwhelm players with audio, movement, and color as the game progressed. Drawing inspiration from its predecessor, the Recharged team incorporated this motif into Yars: Recharged, layering in more color, movement, visual cues, and complex graphics.