Old-school arcade game fans have something to be happy about today. Word came from Mac game publisher MacSoft that its Mac conversion of the arcade game remake Centipede has gone gold master. Copies will be hitting store shelves by mid-May, according to MacSoft’s previous projections.
Licensed from Hasbro Interactive as part of a wide-ranging license deal announced at last year’s Macworld Expo, Centipede has been released for multiple platforms including the PC and game consoles. Since that time, Hasbro Interactive itself has been acquired by MacSoft’s parent company, international software publisher Infogrames.
The game incorporates a version of the original coin-op video arcade game, which is now more than twenty years old. It also features an “adventure” variation of the game, which sports 3D graphics and updated gameplay to suit today’s more sophisticated audiences.
The next few months should be busy for MacSoft — the company indicated previously that a Mac conversion of the updated arcade game Pong will hit stores next month, with new versions of the classic arcade hits Q*Bert and Breakout, expected in the future as well. May is also the month that MacSoft expects to roll out Vampire: The Masquerade — Redemption, a Mac conversion of a computer role-playing game rendered in 3D.
That’s not all, either MacSoft says it also has planned some new product introductions at next month’s E3 Expo in Los Angeles, Calif. We’ll be there, and we’ll bring you the news as it happens.