A 21st-century take on the ancient Apple II classic Choplifter is about to touch down, courtesy of Hunted: The Demon's Forge developer inXile Entertainment.

The game, titled Choplifter HD, will launch in the Autumn on PC and PlayStation Network.

For those too young to remember, the Broderbund-developed original launched on the Apple II way back in 1982 and saw you ferrying hostages between enemy bases and your HQ. It was a huge hit and was later ported to every system under the sun, including a 1985 arcade take courtesy of SEGA.

The new version will feature 20 missions, ranging from extracting captured POWs to saving survivors of viral outbreaks. The trailer below should add a little more colour.

"First playing and loving the original Choplifter on my Apple II, then watching the franchise expand into arcades and the early console systems helped seed my passion for building lasting, quality gameplay experiences," commented inXile boss Brian Fargo.

"The feedback on creating a fresh take on Choplifter has been incredibly positive. We all have so many fond memories of playing the first game and the fun of rescuing people in hostile situations is timeless."

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