The movie Tron, celebrating 25 years this year, is about to get somewhat of a 21st century makeover via video games. Disney Interactive Studios has announced the classic arcade games Tron and Discs of Tron will be re-released this summer through Xbox Live Arcade.
Each game includes the original version as well as an enhanced version with new graphics and audio features. Through Xbox Live Arcade, players can also compete in both games against another player in four online modes.
In Tron, which first appeared in arcades in 1982, players "must complete four increasingly challenging game types to advance through levels." Players battle tank forces, engage in treacherous light cycle combat, attack the MCP cone and fight off grid bugs to enter the I/O tower.
Discs of Tron, a follow-up 1983 arcade game, enables players to fight Sark, the defender of Master Control Program, in one-on-one battles taking place in three-dimensional futuristic arenas. Players must move between platforms while throwing energy-charged discs at Sark and deflecting oncoming discs to avoid being "derezzed."
"The Tron film has captured the imaginations of video game players and film fans for generations with its ground-breaking visuals and action-filled story," said Craig Relyea, vice president of marketing, Disney Interactive Studios, in a statement. "The classic arcade games Tron and Discs of Tron are returning this summer through Xbox Live Arcade with new features and options for the film’s 25th anniversary."