It’s time to get spooky, as Atari is remaking one of the most iconic titles from its library. Haunted House will be on the way soon for consoles and PC.
How about a little “Halloween” flavored news in the summertime? That’s just what Atari has brought today, with the announcement of a full remake of Haunted House, a classic from the early days of the company’s console business.
Meant to be for all-ages, Haunted House sounds like it’ll be a fair shake different from what’s come before. This new title will be a roguelike, and though there’ll be combat, it won’t be the central theme.
In Haunted House, players take control of Lyn Graves, the precocious niece of legendary treasure hunter Zachary Graves. Lyn visits her uncle’s mansion with her closest compatriots, only to find the house overrun with ghouls and monsters who quickly grab and spirit away her friends. In order to free her uncle and her friends, and capture all the supernatural foes, Lyn must find the shattered pieces of a magical urn and put them back together to contain the troublesome poltergeists.Atari press release
Players will have to sneak their way through the titular home, doing so as the the young Lyn Graves at first. As Lyn’s captive friends are freed though, players will be able to field different heroes, as they sneak past the ghouls stalking the shadowy mansion.
That’ll take place in 3D isometric form, and again it’ll be a shifting playfield. The roguelike nature of the game will see to that, with “procedurally generated room layouts, shifting walls, unpredictable enemy placements, and unique ghostly encounters”.
As you can no doubt tell, there’s nothing to show just yet about Haunted House. Atari hasn’t revealed the visuals, though that’ll be seen to come Brazilian Independent Games (BIG) Festival in São Paulo, Brazil. The first trailer and a demo will be on hand for the event, which kicks off this week and runs June 28th through July 2nd, 2023.
Haunted House will launch later this year for pretty much everything, including all current consoles and the PC, plus the Atari VCS.