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Team17 to remake Alien Breed

Team17 to remake Alien Breed

Team17 is leaving Worms alone for a little bit in order to focus on remaking the Alien Breed game.

Team17 is stepping away from the Worms franchise for a little bit and will be remaking the original Alien Breed game and all we can say is thank you! Don't get us wrong, we love Worms, but the series has become a little bit repetitive and formulaic over the last few years.

Team17 gave the announcement last night that it would be remaking Alien Breed, which was a top-down sci-fi shooter made for the single greatest computer system ever, the Amiga.

Not much is know about the game, which has no relation to the Aliens series, just yet and we aren't too sure on whether it'll be an all-out remake or an utterly fresh sequel.

Currently, the rumour is that Team17 is looking to maximise revenue on the game and that it will be a self-published, downloadable affair, so although platforms haven't yet been confirmed XBLA, PSN and PC all seem like viable choices, though WiiWare could also be on the cards.

Or, in other words, it could come to pretty much any platform and we just don't know for sure.

"We're doing it with a budget far in excess of anything that has been spent anywhere on a digital title to date," Team17 reportedly said in a recent statement.

Does Alien Breed float your boat, or are you still bent out of shape over our claim that the Amiga is king? Let us know in the forums.

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Daniel114 16th September 2008, 13:15 Quote
Thats the best news I've heard in ages... not sure if that in itself is a good thing or a bad thing
Bauul 16th September 2008, 13:24 Quote
Woohoo! Alien Breed was an awesome game! I personally think the recreaction of ancient 1990s games is a great way forward as an alternative to endless sequals: low risk, but high reward, and still quite creative and fresh!

Now if they'd only make a guine combat flight simulator remake of Thunder Force IV, I'd cream myself.
teamtd11 16th September 2008, 13:30 Quote
don't fail me Team17. I was thinking of finding my amiga out to play this. This might just save a lot of work :)
CardJoe 16th September 2008, 13:38 Quote
If they remake anything for the Amiga then I insist on these games in this order:

Hunter
Xenon 2: Megablaster
Hostages!
Captain Blood

That is all.
Denis_iii 16th September 2008, 13:43 Quote
looks sweet, never played it, but in wiki found reference to Gauntlet 2 which was never able to play on comodore as loving mum got me sequel or something lol on a cassete tape hmmmmm feeling nostalgic whilst downloading gauntlet2 and origanal Alien Breed to play at work, only at lunchtime!:P
Yemerich 16th September 2008, 14:01 Quote
There are "controversies"... Amiga the best compie ever?

I know it's a matter of personal taste, but i prefer MSX - the Z-80 processor.

And I am not sure, but i think commodore 64 was the best selling computer in all time.

About thunder force i prefer the third one. Still the best music on games ever. I still have them on my compie
Daniel114 16th September 2008, 14:04 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by CardJoe
Hunter



Edit: also Supercars 2 and Moonstone are due a rehash
Blademrk 16th September 2008, 14:15 Quote
only thing I can add is: WOOOHOOO!!!! hopefully T17 will just update the graphics and not make to many changes.
adamc 16th September 2008, 14:22 Quote
i think just publishing the original to XBL, PSN, Steam etc would be a more viable economic venture... and I'd get to play it sooner ;)
dire_wolf 16th September 2008, 14:32 Quote
Awesome, I remember playing this on my A1200, can't wait :D
Apocalypso 16th September 2008, 14:43 Quote
/Persuadatron Syndicate
[USRF]Obiwan 16th September 2008, 14:51 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by CardJoe
If they remake anything for the Amiga then I insist on these games in this order:

Hunter
Xenon 2: Megablaster
Hostages!
Captain Blood

All fps games "new features" like destructible environment, ride any vehicle, fly any vehicle, 3D, huge maps like in oblivion, interaction like in rpg games, pay the government if you demolish something etc etc etc. It was all availably in "hunter", and we talking 1991 here folks.

Captain blood, only positive things where the samples of the voices like "Hyperspace" and such voces (also used in various trance/hardstyle house records) and the J. M. Jarre "intro-music" afcourse! The rest of the game was well.. eh.. weird.

Xenon is freely availabe on the pc from the great BItmap Brothers: called xenon2000 project

Hostages had only 3 screens of action.. well actually i remember 2 action screens.


If there is one game that would qualify for a update, it would be "Another world" from Delphine software. And maybe a few others like Future Wars - Time traveler, Time Bandit, Dungeon Master, Gauntlet 2 and afcourse "Elite"
Daniel114 16th September 2008, 14:55 Quote
Chahi's already made a new version of Another World for download

Edit - http://www.anotherworld.fr/anotherworld_uk/
Awoken 16th September 2008, 15:22 Quote
Bring back Chaos Engine and Magic Pockets!
Flibblebot 16th September 2008, 15:27 Quote
I dunno, some of the Psygnosis games were pretty good, IIRC.

Although it's such a long time ago now and my memory isn't what it once was - I can't actually remember any Psygnosis titles off the top of my head. All I remember is that they were cool games, and they had that "Yes" style logo.
sbarts 16th September 2008, 16:45 Quote
I remember buying the A1200 only version. 256 colours on screen at the sametime!! Those were the days.
Blademrk 16th September 2008, 17:04 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flibblebot
I dunno, some of the Psygnosis games were pretty good, IIRC.

Although it's such a long time ago now and my memory isn't what it once was - I can't actually remember any Psygnosis titles off the top of my head. All I remember is that they were cool games, and they had that "Yes" style logo.

Lemmings, Barbarian, Shadow of the Beast, Wipeout and Destruction Derby are the ones that spring to mind .


A quick check of Wiki finds this

I had no idea they had been bought out by Sony in 2000.

Edit: I almost forgot the Discworld P'n'C games.
BlackMage23 16th September 2008, 17:54 Quote
A new/Remake of Shadow of the Beast would be good.
Daniel114 16th September 2008, 18:14 Quote
'ten pints' (Had to be wrote)
kenco_uk 16th September 2008, 18:20 Quote
Shadow of the Beast 2 was impossible without the cheat!

Also, where's Zeewolf 3? eh? Eh? eH? EH!?
BioSniper 16th September 2008, 18:42 Quote
Chaos Engine
Cannon Fodder
Turrican 2

All games that need to be re-made :D
This does make me a happy bunny though. I loved Alien Breed when I was a wee nipper.
overdosedelusion 16th September 2008, 18:49 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Awoken
Bring back Chaos Engine...

Seconded.
HourBeforeDawn 16th September 2008, 19:59 Quote
holly crap I havent played worms in forever *runs to go download.... erm umm buy Worlds collection* Although new Worms game like World Party would be nice. ^^ The PSP versions were fun but kinda of a let down
johnnyboy700 16th September 2008, 20:39 Quote
Aren't Team 17 some of the Looking Glass people (or is it the other way about)?

If so, they have a truely awsome back catalogue.
Bungle 16th September 2008, 20:57 Quote
If you liked Alien Breed you'll probably enjoy this, excellent UT2004 mod, Alien Swarm.
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Gizmo1990 16th September 2008, 23:28 Quote
Please not another FPS Team 17... Don't be idiots.
CardJoe 17th September 2008, 08:21 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnnyboy700
Aren't Team 17 some of the Looking Glass people (or is it the other way about)?

No relation at all, as far as I'm aware.
GregTheRotter 17th September 2008, 14:32 Quote
i thought team 17 was dead :/ Lol, well I know they had released worms on psp but other than that..
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