The gaming industry owes so much to the Atari brand, as it introduced gaming to the pop culture lexicon with the Atari 2600 yet also helped with what was a major collapse in the industry with that damn E.T game that they had to dump in a field due to overproduction.
This year Atari is celebrating 50 long years of ups and downs with a collection of games from across a multitude of Atari consoles: the Atari 50th: The Anniversary Celebration collection!
Developed by Digital Eclipse, considered by some as one of the best, if not the best, developers of porting classic games from one generation to the other. This collection will feature over 90 games across the Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, 8-bit computers, Jaguar, and Lynx all for the small price of $39.99 on the PS4 & PS5.
There will be six original games created just for this collection!
- Swordquest: AirWorld – Yes, you read that right: After nearly 40 years of waiting, the team at Digital Eclipse has created the fourth and final entry in the legendary Swordquest series, inspired by the design concepts of original Swordquest creator Tod Frye. Who will be the first to solve its mysteries – and finally complete the quest?
- Haunted Houses – The original “survival horror” game for the Atari 2600 gets a modern 3D voxel-based sequel, featuring more houses, more spooky situations, and more urns.
- VCTR-SCTR – This mashup celebration of the vector era of gaming combines the gameplay from Asteroids, Tempest, and other vector-based arcade classics into a single, continuous challenge.
- Neo Breakout – An amazing and addictive two-player competition that combines the best features of Breakout and Pong, with a modern graphic style.
- Quadratank – The first new entry in the classic Tank series since 1978 combines features from the original games with four-player fun in team or free-for-all modes.
- Yars’ Revenge Reimagined – Howard Scott Warshaw’s masterpiece for the Atari 2600 gets a whole new look – and you can swap between original and modern graphics at any time! Designed by Digital Eclipse studio head Mike Mika, who created the Game Boy Color version of Yars’ Revenge in 1999.
Did I mention there will be an interactive timeline that will cover the history of Atari over the past 50 years with over 60 minutes of BTS footage? Atari is really going all in with this package coming later this year, Brah!
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