Retro classic Archon
will be returning to the PC after more than 26 years of drifting, forgotten through the miasma of license and development troubles, according to React Games.
, for those not in the know, is a highly regarded strategy-action game which combines a Chess-like strategy element with simple one on one action battles between different pieces.
React Games previously bought the game to the iPhone too, with a second Archon
game on the way called Archon: Conquest
. The new iPhone title will include four singleplayer campaigns, 60 quests and support for Ngmoco's Plus+ service as well.
The new PC game will update the classic gameplay with a graphical overhaul, four player multiplayer, new boards and a series of achievements and leaderboards. Players will be able to switch between a retro and modern tileset too.
Originally released 26 years ago on IBM PCs and Macs as Archon: The Light and The Dark
, the first game has stood as an influential hybrid of gameplay types.
You can get more details on the game over at the React Games site
, or you can let us know what you think of the game in the forums