Midway's classic Spy Hunter revived for PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS.
Warner Bros. is dipping into its catalog of former Midway franchises for a revival of the classic top-down driving game Spy Hunter, the company announced today. The reboot of the 1983 arcade game is bound for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita this fall.
In development at TT Fusion, the studio responsible for portable versions of LEGO Batman and LEGO Star Wars, Spy Hunter will give players control of the "Agent," the man behind the wheel of the G-6155 Interceptor supercar. The Interceptor comes "armed extensively with advanced weaponry" – presumably machine guns, oil slicks, and even deadlier spy hunting gear – to tackle a "global terrorist organization set on world domination."
The Interceptor can also transform into an off-road assault vehicle and speed boat, a chance to explore the game's "branching mission tracks." Upgrades, support from an unmanned aerial support drone and "thrilling crash choreography" are also promised.
Midway attempted its own Spy Hunter franchise revival in 2001, releasing three games in the series for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The last game in that reimagining of the Spy Hunter franchise, 2006's Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run, starred Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson due to a planned movie tie-in.