The 80s classic Choplifter will be getting an HD remake on the Xbox. Choplifter HD will be released later this year for the Xbox 360.

From the press release:

    Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced it has teamed up with InXile Entertainment to exclusively co-publish Choplifter HD via Xbox LIVE® Arcade for Xbox 360.

    Choplifter HD stays true to the classic, 1980’s Choplifter franchise , providing players with an action-packed, side-scrolling helicopter rescue adventure. Set to release this winter, Choplifter HD is developed by inXile Entertainment and will be also be available on PlayStation®Network and Windows PC soon.

    In Choplifter HD, players assume the role of an ambitious rescue pilot asked to join the elite international helicopter rescue team. Pilots will be trained to command a variety of helicopters with offensive capabilities including missiles and mini-guns, and are ably supported by a very vocal co-pilot. Combining reality and fantasy elements, the game’s 30+ missions will range from prisoner extraction to saving survivors of viral outbreaks. Pilots must bank, hover, touch-down and sometimes even shake zombies from their chopper during lift-off in order to make their rescues.

    “The addition of Choplifter HD to KONAMI’s diverse portfolio of games is a testament of our dedication to providing gamers with the best there is to offer in the downloadable sector,” said Martin Schneider, General Manager for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “Choplifter HD is a true classic, and we are looking forward to working with inXile Entertainment to bring this fun and creative re-imagining of the original title to gamers this winter.”

    “Choplifter HD takes everything we loved about the classic Choplifter game and amps it up with more choppers, more weapons, more rescues, lots of zombies and more over-the-top explosions to appeal to today’s action-thirsty gamer,” said Brian Fargo, president, inXile Entertainment. “We are thrilled to be partnering with gaming giant KONAMI on bringing Choplifter HD to the many millions of Xbox Arcade players.”

    Choplifter HD will be released via Xbox LIVE Arcade this Winter.