Atari Anniversary Retro Collection takes players on an interactive journey
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Atari Anniversary Retro Collection takes players on an interactive journey through half a century of gaming

Publisher Atari and developer of the Californian studio Digital Eclipse (Mega Man Legacy Collection, Blizzard Arcade Collection) announced Game Compilation Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration.

    Image source: Atari

Image source: Atari

As the name suggests, Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration owes its existence to Atari’s recent anniversary – on June 27th, exactly 50 years have passed since the founding of the American publisher.

The collection takes users on an interactive journey through half a century with over 90 games from six generations of Atari consoles and computers (including Jaguar and Lynx), interviews, documentaries, design documentation and illustrations.

In addition to the Atari classics, the Anniversary Edition includes six original games from the Reimagined series of reimagined by the Digital Eclipse team:

  • Swordquest: AirWorld is the fourth and final entry in the legendary Swordquest franchise, inspired by series creator Tod Frye’s design concepts;
  • Haunted Houses is a 3D voxel sequel to the original survival horror game for the Atari 2600;
  • VCTR-SCTR – hodgepodge of gameplay elements from Asteroids, Tempest and other classic vector arcade games;
  • Neo Breakout is a two player competitive arcade game that combines breakout and pong;
  • Quadratank – the first new game in the series since 1978, includes support for four people in a team and “everyone for himself” mode;
  • Yars’ Revenge Reimagined is an updated version of the legendary arcade shooter for the Atari 2600 with the ability to switch to the old graphics.

Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration developers promise five interactive timelines, over an hour of exclusive interviews, and full unlock of all games and bonus content right from the start.

Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration is expected to arrive on PC this November (steam, Epic Games Store), PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S and Nintendo Switch. The cost of collection is $40.

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