Battlezone 98 Redux releases on Steam today, more Redux titles planned

Battlezone 98 Redux from Rebellion, an RTS/FPS hybrid, is now available on Steam with a corresponding 20% discount for early adopters.

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Rebellion has wasted absolutely no time in getting their remastered version of Battlezone 98 released. It's out now on Steam with a 20% discount for all the early adopters. Thus far, with 5 reviews, the new version has outstanding reviews as it manages to retain the charm and appeal of the original FPS/RTS hybrid.

Rebellion announced in February that they were also working on more than just the original Atari Battlezone. They have the rights to the whole franchise and have been systematically upgrading the visuals and making the original PC game playable again.

For this version, they concentrated on leaving the basic mechanics intact and just giving it a much-needed overhaul so that it fits in with other games of the genre currently out. The art style and unique hybrid control mechanics are all there, with much better graphics. It's worth a look if you enjoyed the original and even if you're looking for something new. The unique way that it blended base-building and the action still hasn't quite been emulated even today.

Rebellion also hinted at future games with the redux branding, meaning that other games in their vast library of franchises might make future appearances in remastered guises.

Battlezone 98 Redux releases on Steam today, more Redux titles planned |

Jeff grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he fell in love with gaming and building his own PC’s. He's a huge fan of any genre of gaming from RTS to FPS, but especially favors space-sims. Now he's stepped into the adult world by becoming a professional student looking to break into the IT Security world. When he’s not deep in his studies, he’s deep in a new game, revisiting an old game, or testing the extreme limits of his own PC. He's now a news contributor for TweakTown, looking to bring a unique view on technology and gaming.

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