We already knew about it thanks to IGN’s coverage at GDC 2011, but now Burger Time HD has now been officially announced. The game is an enhanced remake of the original and is in development at Frozen Codebase. MonkeyPaw Games will publish the title, which includes four player splitscreen gameplay. We’ve posted the press release and screenshots after the jump.
MonkeyPaw Games Announces Retro Revamp BurgerTime HD
Reborn classic will make its delicious digital download debut this summer
Hokkaido, Japan – March 30, 2011 – MonkeyPaw Games is proud to announce the official digital download release of BurgerTime HD, a transformed version of the original classic puzzler. Hungry gamers – new and old – can now rest assured that their fast food favorite will return this summer as BurgerTime HD releases on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PlayStation®Network, Nintendo’s WiiWareTM service and PC.
A unique cylindrical playing field reinvigorates the familiar classic gameplay of creating enormous hamburgers while fending off wieners, condiments and spices. The rich 3D world allows players to see the entire landscape of a level while figuring out the fastest way to the next burger. By strategically mapping the obstacle-littered platforms, numerous paths of burger creation can be explored.
Four-player online, split-screen local multiplayer and other savory ingredients will be showcased for the first time. Starving bosses, pepper shakers and the devilish Mr Egg will be featured in Chef Peter Pepper’s recipe for culinary dominance.
“It’s been 29 years since the original debut and now BurgerTime is back and much better than ever. By creating unique platform features while faithfully retaining the original gameplay, BurgerTime HD will redefine retro evolution”, said John Greiner, President of MonkeyPaw Games. “We also love the fact that playing the game makes our team really hungry.”
About BurgerTime HD
BurgerTime HD is an extension of the original 1982 classic that involves creating gigantic burgers while dodging zany condiments trying to thwart the culinary formations of Chef Peter Pepper. Featuring all-new visuals including a brand-new cylindrical playing field and puzzle- platforming levels, BurgerTime HD combines exotic elements of bosses, powerups and multiplayer (online and split screen) to satisfy gamers’ fast food tastebuds. BurgerTime HD will be available for Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PlayStation®Network, Nintendo’s WiiWareTM service and PC this summer.
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