Atari’s Missile Command: Recharged is Coming Back Better Than Ever

Retro icon and publishing juggernaut Atari has been quite busy this year, showcasing a myriad of new titles and partnerships in celebration of the company’s 50th anniversary. Today, we reveal yet another exciting addition to their already robust lineup: the first title to pilot the “recharged” treatment, Missile Command: Recharged, is getting a full 2.0 rework and re-releasing as a brand new title in the hugely popular Atari Recharged series that revisits and reimagines the most beloved Atari titles from the golden age of gaming.

Coming to both PC and all major consoles on November 1, 2022, Missile Command: Recharged will be available at $9.99 USD.

Developed by Recharged veteran teams Adamvision Studios and SneakyBox, Missile Command: Recharged takes the classic arcade game and updates it in exciting and “synth-sational” new ways. The revamped take on the formative missile defense game includes more inbound enemies, 32 new challenge levels, and a final challenge in the form of a massive boss battle. The aesthetic has undergone an upgrade as well, with a complete visual overhaul and a new original soundtrack by award-winning composer Megan McDuffee — not to mention co-op across all game modes!

To address the burning question: “Wait! I thought there was already a Missile Command: Recharged?” That’s correct! Missile Command was the very first title in the Recharged series, which kicked off in 2021. After launching six more Recharged titles, all with more content and features than the original Missile Command: Recharged, Atari decided to revisit and update it with everything they’ve learned along the way. Taking lessons from the subsequent releases including Gravitar: Recharged, Yars: Recharged, and Breakout: Recharged, Atari’s new Missile Command: Recharged outfits the game with new content and a wholly new gameplay experience. 

Key Features of Missile Command: Recharged Include: 

  • Power Yourself Up to Shoot ‘Em Down: Don’t just target missiles — take aim at all-new power-ups that will give you special tools, including powerful missiles, shields, and even a screen-clearing special blast
  • Unlockable Upgrades: In Arcade Mode, use accumulated points you earn to upgrade defensive attributes that will keep you in the game longer — if you use them wisely!
  • Local Co-op with a Co-Pilot: Tag in a friend to play any mode in local co-op and coordinate to fend off the enemy onslaught
  • King of the Leaderboard: Compete in global leaderboards and aim to claim bragging rights as the top missile commander

Missile Command: Recharged releases on PC, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and Atari VCS on November 1, 2022, for $9.99. Fans who purchased the original ($2.99) will retain access to that version, and can enjoy a 30% discount on the new version.

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