Archon returns to PC

Written by Joe Martin

October 9, 2009 | 12:59

Tags: #archon #iphone

Companies: #react-games

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.

Archon, 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.
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