A reboot of Spy Vs. Spy is coming to iPhone and iPad this Summer, publisher DC Entertainment has announced.
Developed by Robots and Pencils, Inc in association with the original game's creators First Star Software, Spy Vs. Spy will bring back the "action, humor, challenges and fisticuffs" that made the first game such a success when it was released in 1984 for the Apple II, Atari 400/800 and Commodore 64 before being ported on the NES, Sega Master System, and Gameboy, among other platforms.
Based on the Mad Magazine comics, Spy Vs. Spy was a split-screen game of espionage where two players would compete to gather items hidden throughout a labyrinthine embassy. Players could lay traps for one another, making riffling through the setting a dangerous proposition.
This latest rendition includes the original eight embassies, plus 16 new ones.
The graphics and soundtrack have also been given a slick 21st century sheen, though the option to play with the original 8-bit visuals still exists.
Also added are options for online and local multiplayer, as well as GameCenter leaderboards and achievements.
See the newly renovated monochromatic opponents in action in the trailer below.