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Atari To Remake Asteroids Video Game

If the soundtrack of your childhood was something along the lines of "Pew pew pew pew", prepare yourself for a hefty dose of nostalgia.

Atari has announced that it's working on a new Asteroids title - but you can banish any notion of powering up that little triangular ship (if you really want to do that, you can play it for free here).

Described by Atari as "an open world sandbox survival game", the new game Asteroids: Outpost sounds like it might be firmly routed to the surface of a planet/asteroid. The site continues: "As a deep space miner, you must stake, protect, and expand your claim, to mine valuable resources. Craft, customize, and upgrade your equipment. Ally with friends and defend against claim jumpers as you go from rocks to riches."

The good news is, you'll still be shooting asteroids - a threat that also doubles as a source of wealth for space miners - but it sounds like you'll be doing so from the comfort of your upgradable suit. You'll be able to build your own outpost base as well, forging alliances with other players (it's billed as a "Massively Multiplayer" adventure experience) and attempting to tame the wilds of our solar system's asteroid belt.

There's no word on release schedule or in-game footage as of yet. We'll be watching the skies, waiting for more details as soon as they emerge.

(Images: Atari)