LOOT Entertainment, along with Gonzo Games, Sideline Amusements and Games Production Company, is bringing the arcade classic Q*Bert to the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The announcement mentions that buyers will get two games for the price of one; the complete original version of the game, and Q*Bert Rebooted.
Explaining how the game has been modernized, LOOT Entertainment’s Jason Sorensen wrote:
Instead of cubes, Q*Bert Rebooted features hexagons. That may not sound like a game-changer, but it is. Suddenly, you get some really interesting level designs, especially later in the game.
In addition, there are new features, such as time and score challenges, new enemies with their own unique behaviors, new playable characters, power-ups, traps, and gem-collecting. Q*Bert Rebooted is the equivalent of your old backyard treehouse refurbished by Bob Vila: same nostalgic joy, but magically just better.
Sorensen also said that Q*Bert isn’t a hard game, but challenging enough to keep “serious gamers” engaged while casual gamers get to enjoy it. In other words, there’s something in it for everyone.
Q*Bert is scheduled for release in North America on February 17, and Europe on February 18.