In an interview posted on Kotaku today, Jordan Mechner detailed his intentions to reboot Karateka, the popular Apple II title originally published by Br0derbund.  Mechner explains his interest in revisiting the game:

“It’s been eight years since my last game, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time in 2003… I was really itching to get back to my indie roots and make something with a smaller team, and Karateka just seemed perfect for that.Unlike Prince of Persia, it’s remained untouched for nearly 30 years. It’s never been remade and there hasn’t been a sequel. And yet people still remember it so fondly. I’ve gotten hundreds of messages from fans on my website and twitter asking about a new Karateka. It was my first game, the one that started it all for me, and I felt it really deserved to be revisited.”

Read Mechner’s entire interview here.

Mike is the editor-in-chief of A2Central, as well as a blogger and rescuer of classic manuals and books.