BEVERLY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 2004--Capturing the nostalgia and sheer fun of the original video game revolution, Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR - News) today announced that ATARIÃ‚Â® ANTHOLOGY(TM) is now available at retailers nationwide. Featuring the largest collection of Atari games ever assembled, ATARI ANTHOLOGY includes 85 classic Atari games being made available for the first time ever for the PlayStationÃ‚Â® 2 computer entertainment system and XboxÃ‚Â® video game system from Microsoft.
"ATARI ANTHOLOGY is the best of yesterday's content combined with the benefits of today's technology," said Nancy MacIntyre, vice president of Marketing for Atari's Beverly Studio. "Featuring a huge selection of timeless games from every genre imaginable, and finally now available for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, ATARI ANTHOLOGY is the ultimate gamer's game and belongs in every player's collection."
Capturing the nostalgia and magic of the original games, ATARI ANTHOLOGY spans an array of gaming genres including Arcade Originals, 2600 Arcade Games and 2600 Adventure Games, as well as numerous offerings in the Action, Sports, Mind, Casino, Racing and Space genres. The 85 classics include arcades hits such as AsteroidsÃ‚Â®, BattlezoneÃ‚Â®, Missile CommandÃ‚Â®, and PongÃ‚Â®; sports games that include everything from football to volleyball to bowling, while retro fanatics can play rare gems like Casino(TM), Tempest(TM) and Circus Atari(TM).
Adding a contemporary spin, ATARI ANTHOLOGY incorporates new Challenge Modes such as the psychedelic Trippy Mode, Time Warp and Double Speed, all of which test player's skills in extreme conditions, which results in a greater variety of fun. The game also boasts a sleek new 3D interface that provides a seamless portal into all the games, almost like a gaming time machine.
ATARI ANTHOLOGY is available now for a suggested retail price of $19.99 and more information on this product as well as the Company's entire lineup can be found online at www.atari.com.
New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR - News) develops interactive games for all platforms and is one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company's 1,000+ titles include hard-core, genre-defining games such as DRIV3R(TM), Enter the Matrix(TM), Neverwinter Nights(TM), Stuntman(TM), Test DriveÃ‚Â®, UnrealÃ‚Â® Tournament 2004, and UnrealÃ‚Â® Championship; and mass-market and children's games such as Backyard Sports(TM), Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues(TM) and Dora the Explorer(TM), CivilizationÃ‚Â®, Dragon Ball ZÃ‚Â® and RollerCoaster TycoonÃ‚Â®. Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext - ISIN: FR-0000052573), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit www.atari.com.