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Atari preparing five-game lineup for E3

All your favorite publishers and developers will have their chance to let the world know about their upcoming projects at next month’s E3, and Atari has narrowed down the selection it will be bringing. Their presence will consist of five games, two yet to be announced, and three of which we already know about: TERA, Warlords, and Centipede: Infestation.

TERA (PC) looks to shake up the MMO scene a little bit, bringing in a sense of urgent action combat to what is traditionally a point-and-click endeavor. The game will be powered by Unreal Engine 3.

Warlords (PSN, XBLA) will bring the arcade classic into the modern day, with both co-op and competitive modes for both local and online multiplayer.

Finally, Centipede: Infestation (3DS, Wii) will be another iteration of one of the most beloved arcade games of all time, featuring 40 levels, 20 power-ups, five boss battles, and a slew of monsters. A co-op feature will be included in this 3DS reimagining, as well as Street Pass features.

We’ll have more informtion on what the other two games are come E3.

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Atari announces Centipede: Infestation for the 3DS, Wii

These days, when someone mentions the arcade classic Centipede, more people are likely to cringe in horror, immediately thinking of The Human Centipede. Hopefully Atari’s recent announcement of the upcoming Centipede: Infestation will take the power back. Published by Atari and developed by WayForward, the 3DS and Wii game “is a post-apocalyptic action experience that features run-n-gun shooting style gameplay with tower defense-style objects, paying homage to the original Centipede while bringing the brand into the 21st century.” Hell yes! You play as orphaned teenager, Max, who meets up with another teenager named Maisy to try to save the world. This sounds like every teenager’s dream – saving the world from giant bugs while getting the girl.

There are killer centipedes – of course! – as well as tons of mutated bugs, including spiders, beetles, and grubs, all across 40 stages within seven environments. There are also loads of great weapons, including a Nuke Cannon and a Freezethrower. I wish I had some of these when fighting the bugs in my apartment! They’ve even got co-op multiplayer, as well as sharable content with StreetPass on the 3DS. Sound like your kind of game? It’ll scuttle up this fall, so be prepared.

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