Role-Playing Adventure 'PONG Quest' Launches on Nintendo Switch (Exclusive)

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The video game, a reimagining of the classic arcade sports title 'PONG,' features a story mode with themed dungeons as well as gameplay that throws back to the original.

Video game publisher Atari revealed Thursday that PONG Quest, a reimagining of the classic virtual table tennis arcade game PONG, is now available on the Nintendo Switch.

The game, from U.K.-based developer Chequered Ink and original creator Atari, is a role-playing adventure with themed dungeons loosely based on Atari titles Asteroids and Centipede, among others.

Players can engage in battle gameplay with different types of balls — over 50 of them — that each have unique attributes, while solving puzzles along the way and customizing hero characters. 

There are four different modes, including local classic where two people can play by the original PONG rules; and local battle, where up to four can play with higher stakes and specialized balls. In online mode, users can test their skills against others in classic PONG or the battle variants.

Quest mode offers a story-driven adventure and a challenge as players attempt to save PONG World and unlock the mystery of the Spooky Door. 

Released in 1972 and one of the earliest arcade video games, PONG was a massive success and spawned several sequels in the years that followed.

PONG Quest is now available on Switch with a 20 percent discount at the Nintendo eShop from May 7-14. It's also available on Steam (for Windows PC). View the trailer here.