Announced “Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration”. Condensing the history of Atari celebrating its 50th anniversary with more than 90 games and various materials

Atari announced on June 29, “Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration“announced. Compatible platforms are PC (Steam / Epic Games Store) / Nintendo Switch / PS4 / PS5 / Xbox One and Atari VCS, scheduled to be delivered in November this year.

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“Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration” is a work that shows the history of Atari, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. In addition to recording more than 90 titles of games, interview videos of key players in the game industry, including former designers and engineers who knew early Atari, will be recorded for over an hour.

First of all, as for the recorded games, in addition to the works for arcade, more than 90 titles released in Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Lynx, Jaguar, etc. are recorded. While emulating the original version, it is said that modern QoL improvements will also be given. In the trailer, you can see a large number of works sorted by platform. The development of this work is handled by Digital Eclipse, which is known for having worked on numerous ported works.

In addition, 6 new works will be recorded in this work. Both are based on Atari’s classics, with “Swordquest: AirWorld” being the latest and final in the “Swordquest” series. “Haunted Houses” is an original work for Atari 2600 and is a survival horror game. “VCTR-SCTR” is a mashup of vector scan games such as “Asteroids” and “Tempest”.

“Neo Breakout” is a competitive game that combines the elements of “Breakout” and “Pong”. “Quadratank” is a new work in the “Tank” series and will be a four-player battle game. “Yars’ Revenge Reimagined” is a remastered version of “Yars’ Revenge”, and you can switch to the original graphics at any time.

In addition to these games, this work also includes interview videos of the key persons in the game industry mentioned above and various materials related to the history of Atari. You can trace the history of the company while moving the timeline.

“Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration” will be available for PC (Steam / Epic Games Store) / Nintendo Switch / PS4 / PS5 / Xbox One and Atari VCS in November this year. It is unknown at this time whether the console version will be distributed in Japan.


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