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Missile Command: Recharged

Platform(s): Android, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, iOS
Genre: Action
Publisher: Atari
Release Date: Nov. 1, 2022

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'Missile Command: Recharged' Is Getting A v2.0 Remake, Also Coming to PlayStation and Xbox - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2022 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT

Based on the arcade classic, and here just in time for its 40th anniversary, Missile Command: Recharged delivers a visually captivating, deliciously difficult experience expertly designed for play on modern devices.

This new game from interactive entertainment producer Atari is a reimagined and, quite literally, recharged take on the iconic arcade game, Missile Command.

Missile Command: Recharged is a re-imagining of the beloved classic with fast-paced, arcade action where players must defend their bases by blasting an endless barrage of missiles hailing from the sky.

Protect cities from devastating aerial missile bombardment using all-new power-ups, defensive measures, and an arsenal of special counter-missiles. As a 21st century reimagining of the beloved original, Missile Command: Recharged appeals to those that fondly remember playing the original or its many iterations, and a whole new generation of gamers that are looking for fast-paced, arcade goodness. 

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.

Missile Command: Rechargedreleases 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.

Key Features:

  • 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!
  • King of the Leaderboard: Compete in global leaderboards and aim to claim bragging rights as the top missile commander
  • 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

Currently available for iOS and Android mobile devices, Missile Command: Recharged is coming to Nintendo Switch (eShop), PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam) on November 1, 2022 at $9.99 USD.

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