Q*bert Rebooted brings the franchise back to Steam, mobile and tablets

Q*bert is coming back this year in Q*bert Rebooted, a new game that will offer the original Q*bert experience in its pixelated 2D form as well as a 3D version with modern graphics and gameplay.

The multiplatform project is being co-developed by Gonzo Games and Sideline Amusements, who have licensed the Q*bert brand from the owner of the intellectual property, Sony Pictures Entertainment. The original Q*bert was released by Gottlieb in arcades in 1982.

Q*bert Rebooted players will be able to play in two modes, Q*bert Classic and Q*bert Rebooted. The former will consist of the original 2D gameplay on an isometric pyramid of colored cubes. The latter uses a playing field composed of hexagons, as you can see in the screenshot above, and features new playable characters, enemies, power-ups, traps and more.

In addition to the original Q*bert, players will be able to bounce around with Q*zard, Q*bertha, Q*bot, Q*zilla, Q*tee, Q*knight and Q*nicorn in Q*bert Rebooted. They'll also face new enemies; in addition to Ugg, Wrong Way and Coily, players will have to contend with new monsters like Homer and Uppercut, a sentient boxing glove.

Q*bert Rebooted will launch July 8 on Linux, Mac and Windows for $4.99 through Steam; that version will be playable with a mouse or a controller. After that, Gonzo and Sideline Amusements are planning to bring the game to Android and iOS, and then to Amazon's Kindle Fire and Barnes and Noble's Nook.

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