Activision Leeds' "first game" will be a port of 1982 Atari 2600 game Pitfall, the studio has announced.

Responding to a VideoGamer report, Activision Leeds head Martyn Brown told MCV:

"In setting up there has been a lot of interest given the publisher we are working with. In the third week of may we revealed we had the studio, and yes it is based in Leeds, and we have hired some key talent in the form of Mark Washbrook and Mark Lloyd [formerly of Rockstar Games].

"The first game we are making is in fact Pitfall, which is 30 years old this year."

The game will be released for smartphones, MCV reports.

"We've been working on Pitfall since earlier in the year when we set up and it has been really good to revisit that and bring it to a modern audience," continued Brown.

"Being able to call upon a wide portfolio of properties is really good for us and we are looking forward to finally showing it to more people."

VideoGamer revealed last Friday that Activision Leeds would be developing Call of Duty titles targeted at mobile platforms.