Atari's mission to bring back its old franchises continues with Yars Rising, a new and very different entry in the series. Instead of an arcade shooter, this new game, developed by WayForward, is a side-scrolling Metroidvania, and it now has a release date. The game is coming to PS5 and PS4 on 10th September 2024.

The gameplay trailer above should give you the gist. You play as a hacker named Emi Kimura, and her mission is to infiltrate the evil corporation Qotech and uncover their sinister secrets. You'll explore a large map and slowly gain new abilities, allowing you to delve even deeper.

A big part of the gameplay involves hacking, which is where the old school gameplay from Yars' Revenge comes into play. These hacking minigames incorporate mechanics from that 40-year-old title and gradually become more and more complex.

Yars Rising will be available digitally on PS Store, and there will also be a physical release for PS5 if you're so inclined — PS4 players will have to stick with the download version.

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