By Michael Fontanini / June 29th, 2017
Tozai Games released a press release today to announce the launch date for Lode Runner: Legacy. Until now, all we knew is that the game was set to launch sometime during this summer. The press release revealed just how close the game is to launch. Today’s announcement from Tozai Games reveals that Lode Runner: Legacy will charge onto Steam on July 13th.
Check out the game’s trailer:
The Lode Runner series was born back in 1983 when I was just one year old. It was created by Doug Smith while he was at the University of Washington. Lode Runner not only went on to become an award-winning best seller, but also influenced gaming as a whole in a big way. Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of another famous game, Tetris, commented about Lode Runner:
“My favorite for many, many years. Every level was a real puzzle with its own mechanics, its own dynamics, its own kind of solution. … I can’t imagine any other game with such inventive and unusual design.”
Here’s the older Steam Greenlight trailer for Lode Runner: Legacy:
Sadly, you may recall that Doug Smith passed away in 2014. In tribute to him, US Gamer editor-in-chief Jeremy Parish praised him and the Lode Runner series, saying:
“[He] created one of the most innovative formative works of the medium, a game that managed to transcend international boundaries and become a beloved classic among American PC gamers and Japanese console fanatics alike.”
Fans now have only two more weeks to wait for Lode Runner: Legacy to bring them a blast from the past! If you are interested in the game, there are a couple of places you can go for more information about it. You can find the Lode Runner: Legacy game page on Steam here. Additionally, here at oprainfall we just recently did a preview of Lode Runner: Legacy, which can be found here. You can also check out the full press release below:
Lode Runner Legacy Release Date Revealed
All new update of classic ’80s puzzle platformer
returns July 13 to Steam
BELLEVUE, WASH. – June 29, 2017 – Publisher Tozai Games has confirmed a July 13, 2017, launch date for Lode Runner Legacy. The latest edition in theLode Runner franchise features all of the series’ signature high-adrenaline gameplay with updated Voxel-style visuals and powerful new editors that allow players to create their own Runners and items.
Lode Runner Legacy will be available for the PC platform on Steam.
For more information, visit the Lode Runner Legacy Steam Store page at
Check out the Lode Runner Legacy trailer here:
About Lode Runner
Named one of “The Greatest Games of All Time” by GameSpot, Lode Runnerwas created in 1983 by Doug Smith while a student at the University of Washington. The game was not only an award-winning bestseller, but also a significant milestone that influenced many in the video game industry. Alexey Pajitnov, creator of Tetris, said of the game, “My favorite for many, many years. Every level was a real puzzle with its own mechanics, its own dynamics, its own kind of solution. … I can’t imagine any other game with such inventive and unusual design.”
In a tribute to Smith after his death in 2014, US Gamer editor-in-chief Jeremy Parish commented, “[He] created one of the most innovative formative works of the medium, a game that managed to transcend international boundaries and become a beloved classic among American PC gamers and Japanese console fanatics alike.”
About Tozai Games
From the classics of yesterday to the original IP of tomorrow, Tozai Games delivers lasting gaming experiences to passionate gamers around the globe. Based in Bellevue, Wash., and Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan, Tozai Games is an experienced team of professionals dedicated to building successful licensing and publishing relationships around the world.
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