1942 Reborn on Live Arcade and PSN

It’s been a long time coming, but the Live Arcade and PlayStation Network will be the recipient of a remake of a classic shooter. Capcom’s 1942 was an arcade shooter released in 1984 into the arcades. It was followed, unsurprisingly, by 1943 in 1987. Both were ported to the NES. Later, multiple games became part of the 19XX series which jazzed up the graphics and sped up the gameplay for an intense experience.

Now, the series is back in remake form. Announced for a summer release 2008, 1942: Joint Strike will feature full online multi-player, complete with tandem attacks that are a new addition to the game. The redone graphics are already looking sharp, and in the same vein as the original. The music is also a nice touch adding a layer of drama to the proceedings not found in the original.

Now, how about bringing back UN Squadron?

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