Jordan Mechner's Karateka has officially been released for the Xbox LIVE Arcade, with a PSN, Steam, and an iOS version arriving this sometime this month. The official trailer has also debuted, giving fans a taste of what's new, complete with crane-punching action.

If you've patiently been waiting for more news about the Karateka update, here's the official launch trailer. This brief look at the re-imagined rhythm-fighter introduces us to the original hero's sensei, who regales us with the 1984 release's tale.

We also meet the three new heroes who players will use to save Princess Mariko. The "True Love", the Monk, and the Brute will fight one-on-one battles, using expert timing to defeat enemies and punch birds. We still have no official release date, but "November 2012" means it going to come out very soon.

Check out the trailer and let us know in the comments below if you're pumped for the rebirth of Karateka.

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