Pitfall! for iOS reboot available now, gets new trailer

By Jeff Dunn, Thursday, 9 August 2012 14:57 GMT

Activision’s HD reboot of the classic Atari 2600 title Pitfall! is available now for iOS.

Pitfall Harry’s latest adventure is coming in the form of a re-imagined running game in the same vein as fellow classic Temple Run.

Activision’s dedicated Leeds studio The Blast Furnace, which is headed by industry veterans formerly from Rockstar London and Rockstar Leeds, is on developing duty.

“The original Pitfall! on the Atari 2600 pioneered the action-platform/runner genre,” said The Blast Furnace chief creative officer Gordon Hall. “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.”

For more on the new Pitfall!, check out the game’s launch trailer below.

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