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InXile Entertainment Announces Choplifter HD

Posted by: Russell at 3/28/2011 11:27 AM
Remember the game Choplifter?  A game in which you are a helicopter pilot and your goal was to rescue hostages from P.O.W. camps?  I do, but I was never that good at it.  Still it was an interesting game for its time and was ported to several computer and game systems, including the Apple II, several Atari systems, and the NES as well as the arcade.

If you have fond memories of the game and wish you could relive that experience again you're in luck.  InXile Entertainment has announced that the classic franchise will be coming to the 21st century this fall on the Playstation Network and PCs with Choplifter HD.  Check out some pics below and read on for the official press release.



INXILE ENTERTAINMENT CALLS ON THE ELITE
TO PILOT HELICOPTER RESCUE MISSION
 
COMPANY ANNOUNCES PLANS TO BRING BELOVED CHOPLIFTER FRANCHISE TO 21ST CENTURY

 
Newport Beach, CA - March 28, 2011 - InXile Entertainment today announced that the classic, 1980's Choplifter franchise will be making its 21st century debut this fall.  Currently in development for PlayStation® Network and PC, Choplifter HD promises to redefine the helicopter rescue mission for the modern era.
 
"First playing and loving the original Choplifter on my Apple II, then watching the franchise expand into arcades and the early console systems helped seed my passion for building lasting, quality gameplay experiences," said inXile President and CEO Brian Fargo.  "The feedback on creating a fresh take on Choplifter has been incredibly positive. We all have so many fond memories of playing the first game and the fun of rescuing people in hostile situations is timeless."
 
In Choplifter HD, players take on the role of an up and coming rescue pilot asked to join the elite, international helicopter rescue team C.H.O.P.R. (Coordinated Helicopter Operations, Preservation and Rescue).  Pilots will be trained to command a variety of helicopters deployed on more than 20 different missions ranging from captured military prisoner extraction to saving survivors of viral outbreaks.  Pilots must bank, hover and touch-down in perilous conditions in order to make their rescue and complete their mission.  Developed and published by inXile Entertainment, Choplifter HD dares players to risk their lives in order to save others.
 
About inXile Entertainment:
Founded by long-time industry veteran Brian Fargo in 2002, inXile Entertainment develops interactive entertainment software for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices.  Current projects include Hunted: Demon's Forge (www.huntedthegame.com) which is slated for release this June.  More information about inXile Entertainment and it's Sparkworkz online games site visit www.inxile-entertainment.com or www.sparkworkz.com.