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Atari Reveals Yars Rising, A Classically-Inspired Adventure from Acclaimed Studio WayForward 

WayForward wraps a deep, intergalactic mystery in a side-scrolling Metroidvania adventure

New York, NY (April 17, 2024) – Yars is back! Today, Atari® — one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers — is delighted to announce a collaboration with renowned development studio WayForward Technologies (Shantae, River City Girls) to create a decidedly modern chapter in the storyline of Yars’ Revenge, Atari’s best-selling first-party game for the 2600. The new title, Yars Rising, comes to PC and consoles in late 2024.

Watch the official announcement trailer here:

“WayForward’s proven storytelling and worldbuilding powers made them a perfect choice for reimagining one of Atari’s most enduring game franchises,” said Wade Rosen, Chairman and CEO of Atari. “I am confident that fans are going to enjoy this new, dynamic chapter in the Yars storyline: Yars Rising.”

In Yars Rising, players take control of the young hacker Emi Kimura, who is hired by a mysterious patron to infiltrate the shadowy Qotech corporation. Run, jump, sneak, and hack a way through challenges to unravel layers of intrigue in this expansive sci-fi mystery. Embark on Emi’s journey to decipher the mystery of the corporation’s closely guarded secret and uncover her inexplicable bond with a far-off alien race.

WayForward has built a reputation for developing franchises featuring strong characters and rich storytelling. In Yars Rising, the studio delivers a side-scrolling Metroidvania adventure with platforming action, a balance of stealth and combat gameplay, and retro-inspired mini-games.

Yars Rising is slated for release on PC and consoles in late 2024. Wishlist the game now on Steam


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