Classic 8-bit hit Karateka remake coming to iOS, Jordan Mechner posts official trailer

Classic 8-bit hit Karateka remake coming to iOS, Jordan Mechner posts official trailer
Remember the classic 8-bit game Karateka from the dawn of computing? It was scripted and created by one Jordan Mechner you might have heard around his works on the Prince of Persia, and amounted to countless hours of high and low kicks, samurai boss punches, and imprisoned princess saving.

Well, now the classic title is taken out of the basement, dusted off, and is available for Xbox 360 as we speak, but will also be offered for other consoles and PC gaming. It is coming to iOS pretty soon, and we'd wager to guess Android won't be far behind. 

Have a look at the official Karateka trailer below, and reminisce of times passed, when 8-bit graphics were enough to experience full game immersion, with our imagination filling up the rest.

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6 Comments

1. crapdroid666

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

there goes the gaming industry. RIP

2. Hemlocke unregistered

I LOVED Karateka, back in the day, on my Apple IIc.

3. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

OMG!!! I spent countless hours playing that when I was a kid... Awesome!!!

4. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Guess he was able to find the source code after all. One of ther reasons we never saw a re-release of this game previously.

5. MasterCylinder

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

Cool! Now how about AirHeart?

6. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

All of the old games from every system of "back in the day" needs to be remade as this is going to be a hell of a time for gaming in these upcoming years! Especially games like the original final fantasies!! Let the Games begin :)

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