Last week we learned that all future Call of Duty mobile titles will be handled by Activision’s Leeds, UK studio, but according to a statement given to UK game site MCV, that particular studio is actually currently working on a revamped Pitfall for release this year as part of the classic platformer's 30th anniversary.

The statement tried to downplay the reports last week about the Leeds team being the exclusive developer of mobile CoD titles, and we even urged in our own reporting that the source might be a bit flakey. However, they could just be downplaying it now because they aren’t ready to announce anything about a new mobile Call of Duty just yet.

While it’s fun to speculate about that, I’m also a huge fan of Pitfall since the Atari 2600 days and I’d love to see a decent modern remake come out for my favorite gaming platform (I’m talking about iOS, of course). With so many gamers having nostalgic feelings towards Pitfall though it can be a delicate dance between keeping the game true to its roots while still bringing it to modern day standards. As we all know these kinds of things don't always turn out so fantastic.

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how it goes, as it sounds like Activision Leeds is getting close to finishing off the title and will be revealing more details on it soon. Until then you can talk up the impending Pitfall iOS remake in our forums.

[Polygon via MCV]

  • http://bogdanboiangiu.com/ bbcversus

    Omg I know this game, used to play it for hours and days haha,

    Never finished it, maybe I will now!

  • wingz

    Wow i never really played the old version but i guess now i can

  • toxiccheese

    Will it still end after finding all 32 treasures? I remember playing this as a kid on my Atari 2600 and ColecoVision.

    • jchamplain

      What? The game ends? I might have kept playing as a kid if I knew that.

  • John McCollum

    I can't believe I saw this article this morning. I hadnt played pitfall in over 25 years and was just playing it yesterday for the first time again. Today I see that they're making a remake. I'm definitely excited.

  • http://twitter.com/TomateDiseno Tomate Diseño

    I've played quite a few "re-imaginings" of Pitfall, none of which catch the feel of the original and I just can't see a straight remake working well without a good old solid Atari joystick, those jumps needed that precise pixel perfection you can't get with touch controls. Pitfall's one of those classics that gets dragged out once in a while for a play-through, I've still got my math-jotter map showing all the shortcuts you needed to take to make it in 20 minutes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ian.vischansky Ian Vischansky

    ios gaming reminds me of the heyday of gaming I had growing up with my Commodore 64.  I think that's why I'm embracing it so much.  So glad to share it with my kids.

    • tomchap

      I used to play pitfall II on the MSX and like most of the retro games that are still being played they are sooo hard to complete!

      Never played the original but think I will pick this up.

  • trek99

    I've been waiting for a long time for this game.. Since in Atari format.. :)