Atari is taking a break from constructing inns as a result of … nicely, the world is taking a break from inns. In the interim, the writer is bringing again one of many authentic gaming franchises. Pong Quest is a brand new entry within the ball-and-paddle collection that remixes the motion with a role-playing quest.

Pong Quest is launching this spring for Steam, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The sport has you taking part in as a paddle particular person (a human within the form of a paddle). And it’s your job to tackle different paddle individuals within the noble fight sport of Pong. In the trailer, you possibly can see a clown paddle and one thing that appears like a witch. And, in fact, you possibly can unlock cosmetics to replicate your personal private paddle model.

In every stage, you’ll face new assaults and distinctive balls that change up the Pong motion over time. You’ll even hop round an overworld and dungeons. If you encounter an enemy, you’ll must play pong towards them.

Pong Quest is the newest instance of an organization trying to spruce up a model to carry it again to prominence. We’ve seen corporations like Bandai Namco do that efficiently with video games like Pac-Man Championship Edition DX. Other studios have additionally discovered an viewers by cramming acquainted mechanics into an RPG construction. Puzzle Quest famously did this with Bejeweled again in 2007. More just lately, Roundguard has tailored Peggle’s pachinko-style gameplay to play extra like an journey sport.

But based mostly on early video, Pong Quest appears … tough. The visible design is ugly. And whereas possibly it’s making an attempt to pay homage to the unique Pong, the trailer really finally ends up trying low cost.

Atari’s Pong Quest turns the classic paddle game into an RPG

Maybe I’ll simply have to attend for Sony to make a Flipnic: Triple Paddle Quest.