Through dense jungles and against vicious creatues he would trek, venturing forth and swinging across perils that would stop an ordinary man in his tracks, searching for treasure. He was an icon of the 80’s, thrilling young and old alike with his exploits, and now, he’s back.
Wait, Indiana who?
Activision announced today that Pitfall Harry (or perhaps his offspring) would be returning to the video game screen on the Wii this Fall, ready to reintroduce the franchise to a new generation of gamers and hopefully not oversaturate a genre already covered by the likes of Tomb Raider, Uncharted, and LEGO Indiana Jones.
“Pitfall is one of the most legendary franchises in the history of videogames, so we look forward to releasing a new version exclusively for Wii,” said Activision Publishing’s Dave Oxford (wait, what the hell?!). “What could be more fun than using the Wii Remoteâ„¢ to swing on a vine over blood thirsty crocodiles as retro-cool Pitfall Harry?!”
The new title is set in the Peruvian Jungle, and combines the classic pasttimes of reptile dodging and vine swinging with puzzle-solving across 60 levels, spanning rainforests, caves, and mountains. “Within these dynamic worlds, players will explore cavernous jungles, discover lost treasures, battle shamen, narrowly escape treacherous traps and outwit creatures using innovative, accessible game mechanics developed specifically to take advantage of the Wii motion sensing controls,” Activision says.
“Wii is a natural and perfect fit for a Pitfall game, and it’s been fantastic to revolutionize this classic franchise through the application of the innovative Wii game mechanics. It’s a completely new experience for the gamer,” said Binu Philip, President, Edge of Reality.