Atari® and AtGames® Announce Launch of Atari Flashback® Classics Volume 1 and Volume 2 on PlayStation®4 Computer Entertainment System
Companies Partner to Bring Iconic Game Collection to PS4™ System Incorporating Multiplayer, Global Leaderboards. Achievements, and More
Los Angeles, CA, October 11, 2016 (Newswire.com) - Atari®, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, and AtGames® Digital Media Ltd., a leader in interactive entertainment products, today announced the immediate availability of their latest retro gaming releases, Atari Flashback® Classics Volume 1 and Atari Flashback® Classics Volume 2 on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Each volume features 50 different classic Atari 2600 Video Computer System (VCS) and arcade games. The two titles, which are now available at leading retailers and online outlets, set the standard for classic gaming on today’s top consoles.
“Atari Flashback Classics offers easy access to some of the greatest titles in gaming history, introducing a new generation of kids to these beloved games,” said Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari. “We are excited that the first two entries in this series are now available to challenge and delight gamers everywhere.”
"These new products provide a showcase for many of the best classic Atari games through the power of modern consoles. In our ongoing partnership with Atari, we are thrilled to help bring these first two volumes to market and look forward to further developments in the series."
Dr. Ping-Kang Hsiung, CEO, AtGames
For the first time on PS4™, players can experience Atari’s greatest hits with the benefit of today’s technology, including full 1080p high-definition, global leaderboards, online and local multiplayer, and trophies and achievements. The intuitive interface design delivers the responsive feel of the originals on modern controllers. Featuring games like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Tempest®, Warlords®, and many more, each volume of Atari Flashback Classics combines the nostalgia of the Atari 2600 and arcade legends with modern gaming capabilities. Additionally, players can relive the glory days with a massive library of original cabinet and box art.
“These new products provide a showcase for many of the best classic Atari games through the power of modern consoles,” said Dr. Ping-Kang Hsiung, CEO of AtGames. “In our ongoing partnership with Atari, we are thrilled to help bring these first two volumes to market and look forward to further developments in the series.”
Atari Flashback Classics Volume 1 features the following titles:
3-D Tic-Tac-Toe (2600), Air-Sea Battle (2600), Backgammon (2600), Basketball (2600), Black Widow (Arcade), Blackjack (2600), Bowling (2600), Canyon Bomber (2600), Centipede (2600), Centipede (Arcade), Circus Atari (2600), Combat (2600), Combat 2 (2600), Desert Falcon (2600), Dodge ‘Em (2600), Fatal Run (2600), Football (2600), Home Run (2600), Human Cannonball (2600), Liberator (Arcade), Lunar Lander (Arcade), Millipede (2600), Millipede (Arcade), Miniature Golf (2600), Pong (Arcade), Quadrun (2600), Radar Lock (2600), Realsports Boxing (2600), Realsports Football (2600), Realsports Soccer (2600), Realsports Volleyball (2600), Save Mary (2600), Slot Machine (2600), Slot Racers (2600), Space Duel (Arcade), Sprint Master (2600), Star Raiders (2600), Steeplechase (2600), Stunt Cycle (2600), Super Baseball (2600), Super Football (2600), Swordquest: Earthworld (2600), Swordquest: Fireworld (2600), Swordquest: Waterworld (2600), Tempest (2600), Tempest (Arcade), Video Olympics (2600), Warlords (2600), Warlords (Arcade), Yars’ Revenge (2600)
Atari Flashback Classics Volume 2 features the following titles:
A Game of Concentration (2600), Adventure (2600), Asteroids (2600), Asteroids (Arcade), Asteroids Deluxe (Arcade), Atari Video Cube (2600), Basic Math (2600), Brain Games (2600), Breakout (2600), Casino (2600), Championship Soccer (2600) ,Checkers (2600) ,Chess (2600) ,Code Breaker (2600) ,Crystal Castles (2600), Crystal Castles (Arcade), Demons to Diamonds (2600), Double Dunk (2600), Flag Capture (2600), Golf (2600), Gravitar (2600), Gravitar (Arcade), Hangman (2600), Haunted House (2600), Major Havoc (Arcade), Maze Craze (2600), Missile Command (2600), Missile Command (Arcade), Night Driver (2600), Off the Wall (2600), Outlaw (2600), Race (2600), Realsports Baseball (2600), Realsports Basketball (2600), Realsports Tennis (2600), Red Baron (Arcade), Return to Haunted House (2600), Secret Quest (2600), Sentinel (2600), Sky Diver (2600), Spacewar (2600), Sprint (Arcade), Starship (2600), Stellar Track (2600), Street Racer (2600), Sub Commander (2600), Super Breakout (2600), Super Breakout (Arcade), Surround (2600), Video Pinball (2600)
Developed by Code Mystics, Atari Flashback Classics is rated E for Everyone. Each volume of Atari Flashback Classics carries an SRP of $19.99 USD and is now available both digitally and from major retailers.
Atari Interactive, Inc. (www.atari.com) is an interactive entertainment production company. As an iconic brand that transcends generations and audiences, the company is globally recognized for its multi-platform, interactive entertainment and licensed products. Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises, including world-renowned brands like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, Test Drive®, and RollerCoaster Tycoon®.
Atari has offices in New York and Paris.
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AtGames Digital Media Inc. (www.atgames.net) is a leader in innovative consumer-oriented interactive entertainment products. The company leverages the latest technology to develop and publish its best-selling classic video game products for worldwide distribution. AtGames is based in Los Angeles, with international offices in Taipei and Shenzhen.
About Code Mystics
Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Code Mystics (www.codemystics.com) is a prolific and versatile independent developer, comprised of industry veterans. With over 50 titles spanning both high-profile flagship brands and popular indie titles, Code Mystics’ proprietary technology delivers pixel-perfect solutions on all platforms from console and handheld to mobile and desktop and even custom hardware.
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Senior Marketing Director at Atari