Pitfall: The Lost Expedition – XB – Preview

E3 2003 – First Look

All of us who grew up with the Atari,
Intellivision, etc. will remember multiple hours playing the original Pitfall
game. Well, Pitfall Harry, the hero, now has a new look and has been fully
reborn on the next gen systems of today in a groovy new 3-D look. While there
are many additions to make it a new experience, there are also a lot of the
original obstacles that have been left in which classic gamers will remember.
For example, Harry has a new system called "Direct Control", which allows you to
utilize the analog sticks to control each hand independently to do things like
swing and climb on ropes or climb rocks. He can also use each hand separately to
get out of crocodile’s mouths or even do a little rafting in various areas. As
for the original stuff … crocodiles, scorpions, snakes … it’s all there.
This time, it’s in full 3-D and chock full of 40 minutes of CG and lots of mini
games and puzzle elements.

For all of you classic folks … be looking
for our original hero to return to consoles in the Fall of 2003.