We have some rather interesting news now for those of you that remember Atari’s classic shoot ‘em up arcade game Centipede (which was first released back in 1980), as we’ve just received word that a new game — titled Centipede: Infestation — is heading to the Nintendo Wii and 3DS.
According to a recent article by Wade Hinkle at gamingunwrapped.com, both Atari and video game developer WayForward are currently working on the new Centipede: Infestation game, and hope to release the title sometime in the fall, although we don’t exactly know when at this stage.
The Cenitpede: Infestation game — which has been described as a post-apocalyptic action experience with a run-n-gun shooting style — sees players taking on the role of an orphaned teenage hero called Max, as he makes his way through the wasteland while trying to fight off giant bugs.
As gamers make their way through seven different environments and 40 different stages, they will find themselves surrounded by mutated spiders, grubs, moths, caterpillars, beetles and boss insects. To defeat the mutant creatures, players have to use the various different weapons available.
These include a Mine Launcher, Nuke Cannon, Freezethrower, Lightning Orb Gun and more. The game also comes with a 2-player co-op multiplayer feature, which enables players to team up with a friend if they choose to. You can view a trailer for the upcoming game via gamingunwrapped.com.
Do you like the sound of the Centipede: Infestation game?