TxK, Jeff Minter's remake of Tempest 2000, on PS Vita this year

Earlier this month, Jeff Minter announced he was remaking Tempest 2000, the lauded Atari Jaguar game pictured above, for the PS Vita under the moniker TxK. Today, Minter has revealed TxK will launch this year on PS Vita.

"The new game – TxK – will draw on the spirit of the classic T2K, extending and enhancing it using the fantastic graphical power of the PS Vita system, resulting in what we hope will be a new modern classic arcade shooter," Minter wrote on the PlayStation Blog. He promises new terrains, bonus rounds, enemies, weapons and a completely redone soundtrack.

Tempest 2000 launched in 1994 for the Atari Jaguar, itself a remake of the original arcade classic Tempest. Tempest is a fixed-perspective shooter – a player controls a ship skirting the edge of a geometric tube, shooting enemy ships and other obstructions approaching from the center of the screen.