Konami Announces Its Plans To Bring Choplifter HD To XBLA, PSN And PC

Fans of classic gaming now have another downloadable revamp to look forward to and champion.

Konami has officially announced that it’s partnered with InXile Entertainment, to bring Choplifter HD to our favourite high-definition video game devices. Available sometime this cold winter season, the game will come equipped with high-intensity, side-scrolling action, as players control a rescue helicopter.

As its debut trailer shows, saving the lives of others in Choplifter HD, means risking your own digital mortality. Enemies are ruthless, with rockets and laser-guided weaponry, making it important to get in and get out as quickly as possible. An arsenal of helpful weaponry assists the player, but damage is still as deadly as it’s ever been.

Keep checking back for more information regarding Choplifter HD, including its release date and pricing details. For now, all we know is that the revamp will be coming to XBLA, PSN and PC sometime this season.

For now, check out Konami’s press release:

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced today that it has teamed up with InXile Entertainment to exclusively co-publish Choplifter HD for Xbox Live® Arcade. Choplifter HD stays true to the classic, 1980’s Choplifter franchise, providing players with an action-packed, side-scrolling helicopter rescue adventure. Set to release this Winter, Choplifter HD is developed by inXile Entertainment and will be also be available on PlayStation®Network and PC.

“The addition of Choplifter HD to KONAMI’s diverse portfolio of games is a testament of our dedication to providing gamers with the best there is to offer in the downloadable space,”said Careen Yapp, Vice President of Acquisitions and Franchise Development for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “Choplifter is a true classic, and we are looking forward to working with inXile Entertainment to bring this fun and creative re-imagining of the original title to gamers this Winter.”

Choplifter HD takes everything we loved about the classic Choplifter game and amps it up with more choppers, more weapons, more rescues, lots of zombies and more over-the-top explosions to appeal to today’s action-thirsty gamer,” said Brian Fargo, president, inXile Entertainment. “We are thrilled to be partnering with gaming giant Konami on bringing Choplifter HD to the many millions of Xbox Arcade players.”

Developed by inXile Entertainment for Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PlayStation®Network and PC, Choplifter HD is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and dares players to risk their lives in order to save others this Winter.

For more information about Choplifter HD, visit www.choplifterhd.com

About Choplifter HD

In Choplifter HD, players take on the role of an up and coming rescue pilot asked to join the elite, international helicopter rescue team. Pilots will be trained to command a variety of helicopters with offensive capabilities including missiles and mini-guns, as well as a very vocal co-pilot. Combining reality with elements of fantasy, the 30+ missions will range from captured military prisoner extraction to saving survivors of viral outbreaks.

Pilots must bank, hover, touch-down and sometimes even shake zombies from their chopper during lift-off in order to make their rescues. Gamers can also look forward to a few cameos from some of the videogame industry’s most legendary leading men including Duke Nukem and Super Meat Boy.

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 Choplifter HD and a suite of products for the online social marketplace. For more information about inXile Entertainment and its Sparkworkz online games site visit www.inxile-entertainment.com or www.sparkworkz.com.

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Chad Goodmurphy

A passionate gamer and general entertainment enthusiast, Chad funnels his vigor into in-depth coverage of the industry he loves.