The promised revamp of Karateka, the classic martial arts fighting game by Jordan Mechner, will be released as an all new re-invention of the classic. The Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and PC will see the release of the new Karateka later this week, with an iOS version that will be coming at some point in the future.
Karateka is highly revered as the title that helped Mechner create the original Price of Persia. While the new Karateka seems to bear little resemblance to the old version, touches of what make the original great seem to be there. We will have to see if fans are attracted to Mechner’s vision of what the future of the game looks like.