Caverns of Mars: Recharged Announced

Continuing to plumb its back-catalog for rechargeable titles, the current iteration of Atari announces Caverns of Mars: Recharged is the next game to go on the recharger. A reimagined version of this vertically scrolling shooter first released for the Atari 2600 in 1981 is coming to PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and VCS this (northern) spring. Word is the game will be on display along with two other titles which haven't yet been announced in March at the 2023 Game Developers Conference. The Announcement Trailer shows the modernization in the recharged version of the game. Here's more:
In Caverns of Mars: Recharged, players progress through 30 unique missions set within three primary “depths” of Mars, descending deeper and deeper into enemy territory. Blast through oncoming hostile fire, bull through debris and obstructions, and dodge other obstacles all while keeping a close eye on fuel and ammo reserves. Featuring a unique local co-op mode, players can team up with one partner assigned to navigation while the other player shoots the drone!

Keeping in tune with the rest of the Atari Recharged series, Caverns of Mars: Recharged includes a global leaderboard where players can compete for points or speed, as well as an original soundtrack from award-winning artist and composer Megan McDuffee.