The 1999 cult-classic racing game Re-Volt should be hitting the App Store in the next couple of weeks, according to a tweet by the head of Big Bit Ltd Nick Baynes. Eurogamer originally reported that an iOS version of Re-Volt was on its way back in July, with Korean company We Go Interactive picking up the license to the Re-Volt IP and tapping Baynes and his studio Big Bit to cover an iOS version. Baynes was one of the co-creators of the original Re-Volt back in 1999, bringing things full circle in kind of a kooky way.
Re-Volt gained a huge following back in the day for having tight controls, interesting “big world” environments, and a host of offensive weaponry to try and help you gain the upper hand against opponents. With a few buddies over and some extra controllers Re-Volt offered heated multiplayer moments that rivaled those of the legendary Mario Kart series. If you were on PC, you could partake in online multiplayer for up to 12 players. The original game even had a level editor for creating and sharing tracks. Here’s some gameplay footage from the PC version so you can get an idea of what a cool little title Re-Volt was.
It’s not known exactly what features will make it into the iOS version, or if it will be just a straight port or have enhancements of any kind. At least it shouldn’t be long before we find out all the details, and we’ll let you know just as soon as Re-Volt hits the App Store.