UPDATE: The Chaos Engine is out now on PC, Linux and Mac.

The remake is the work of Abstraction Games, the team who recently brought Hotline Miami to the PlayStation 3 and Vita, in close consultation with Mike Montgomery, one of the founding members of The Bitmap Brothers.

You can grab it from Steam, Get Games and GOG for Ł7.

ORIGINAL STORY: Oh hey, there's a new Chaos Engine coming out. Well, I say new - it's a remake of the 1993 classic from the Bitmap Brothers. And when I say remake, it's kind of exactly the same as the original. Good thing or bad? I'm not entirely sure myself, having never been a huge fan of exercises like the anniversary edition of Combat Evolved which managed to smear Bungie's excellent art direction.

You certainly can't accuse this remake of that - it's a pixel for pixel recreation of the original, complete with options to smooth out the visuals should you so desire. Have a look for yourself in the video below, captured by Ian Higton at Rezzed just over a week back.

The Chaos Engine remake is due out early in August, and if you all say enough nice things about it, it could wind up on the Vita.

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