Remaking arcade classics by modern platforms must still be quite profitable as joining the many recent releases from the likes of Atari, SEGA and Namco of late, Konami is getting back in on the action with Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition.
Due on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and Wiiware in Autumn 2012 (US Spring) and 30 years after the original game spawned in Japanese arcade cabinets, this new Frogger offering brings back that classic street and stream crossing challenge with a bunch of new game modes, cameos from other Konami characters and somehow even four player multiplayer:
The classic coin-op’s mix of skill and timing returns in its most challenging form yet, as Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition updates the core mechanics, but adds a wealth of new content and ideas. With the game currently celebrating 30 years of car-dodging, log-jumping, and road-traversing, players can jump into the action with classic and brand-new game modes including Tile Capture, Battle Royale, Freak Out and more that expand the challenge of Frogger's style of run-and-dodge gameplay.
Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition also allows users to customise their game experience through a variety of different skins, from the modern neon style of Hyper Arcade to the 8-bit sprites from the original Frogger, the classic Castlevania titles, and even Contra. Competitive types can also compete against friends or the CPU in up to four-player matches to find out who is top frog!
You can scope out some screenshots here on our Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition game page.