Choplifter HD releases on PC, PS3, Xbox 360 next week

Based on its title, you can probably tell that Choplifter HD is an HD remake of something. Not everyone will remember the original Choplifter's release in 1982--but that hasn't stopped developer InXile Entertainment from making an Unreal Engine-based revamp of the game.

Choplifter HD will be available on PC, PlayStation Network, and Xbox Live Arcade next week: January 10 on PC/PS3, and January 11 on Xbox 360. All three versions will be $14.99, or 1200 Microsoft Points.

The full game promises to offer 30 missions "ranging from straight prisoner extraction to dropping off saboteurs." Oddly, there will be a number of cameos from other games hidden in the adventure, including Duke Nukem and Super Meat Boy.

Jeff called the game a "fun reboot of a classic game that should appeal to newcomers, as much as it does fans of the original" in his preview.

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