Atari has announced today that it’s bringing a re-imagining of its classic Haunted House game to WiiWare, promising more chills than ever before, as well as spooky new enemies and lots of new unlockables. The new version of the game will mark its 30th anniversary, and is scheduled to arrive on WiiWare this fall.
Playing homage to the original, the 2010 version of Haunted House sees players fighting for their lives in Graves Mansion as the grandchildren of the original character that disappeared without a trace in the evil mansion over 30 years ago. Players must battle their way through an army of *poltergeists, skeletons and all manner of creepy creatures in a bid to find the four lost pieces of a magical urn, in order to reassemble it and defend their family’s legacy with the aid of mystical tomes, powerful light sources and multiple keys.
“The glowing eyes and mysterious urn of Haunted House still resonates with gamers who made the original franchise a blockbuster hit,” says Jim Wilson, President of Atari. “Atari looks forward to introducing a new generation of gamers to the fun and suspense of Graves Mansion and bringing families together with the magic that is Haunted House.”Players can jump straight into the pick-up-and-play arcade adventure, exploring the eerie, 3D-rich environment of towers, basements and catacombs, where they can expect to find hidden treasures, solve puzzles and fight bosses on their way to the ultimate showdown with Zachary Graves.