The recently-unveiled new The Chaos Engine will be a "restoration" of the Amiga original, it has been revealed.
Producer Neil McKenna said the PC, Mac and Linux release, which was teased yesterday (June 21) with a trailer, will be the original game with some minor tweaks.
"It's built on the Amiga source code. The developers have written an emulator to go around that," he told Digital Spy at PC and indie games expo Rezzed.
Changes include "a bit of gloss" to make it look better on larger monitors and new 16-directional controls compared to the original's eight directions.
The save system is now "less brutal", adding mid-stage checkpoints and saving progress at the end of each level, as opposed to every four levels.
Fans of the original can switch off the visual and control tweaks, and use "old school" generated passwords.
There is also the additional of drop-in, drop-out online co-operative multiplayer.