We first heard that developer Robots & Pencils was working on an updated take on the 1984 classic Spy vs. Spy back in March, and late last month we learned that the game would have online multiplayer. Today, we get a first peek of the new Spy vs. Spy in action with the first official trailer.

It looks like the gameplay will largely stay true to the original, with the same sort of booby traps to try and trap your opponent in as well as good old-fashioned face-to-face club beating. The big change appears to be in the visuals, which have a much more modern, cartoony look. The new Spy vs. Spy will contain the original game's 8 embassies as well as 16 brand new ones. Even cooler is that there will be a legit retro version of the original game included in the package too.

Look for this new Spy vs. Spy to hit the App Store sometime this summer.

  • jeffyg3

    This game is classic. Me, my best friend, and my brother used to play this game together non-stop when we were little kids. I have very fond memories of playing this addicting game. Can't wait to play this again in multiplayer...I'm sure my best friend will get a kick out of it. Definitely a must buy for me, glad they remade it with the old game still intact

  • GiHubb

    Worried about the controls and if the gameplay still holds.

  • HBW

    Yes i luved this game as a kid, at first wasnt going to get but when i found out the retro version was still there definite buy

  • jchamplain

    Wouldn't it be more fun without the split screens?

  • http://twitter.com/Laz3rTag Mark R

    Anyone else unable to play videos from the TouchArcade app currently ?  They used to work but now seems like all of them simply show me a placeholder for YouTube but is has a circle with a line through it?  I don't recall changing anything on my side that might have caused this but I could be wrong.  Any clue ?

  • rpgmind

    Wowwwww updated visuals, retro mode, AND 8 more locations? Added to watchlist.

  • http://twitter.com/coolpowers Simon Windmill

    The original was one of the first games I played that generated the desire to do speed runs.

  • 3th1nat0r

    Looks cool.

  • blindspot

    I like the music. Is that music from the app?

  • 11liker99

    This is an app I'm looking forward to. Looks better than the stupid amazing Arthur or whatever it's called