Celebrate Part of Video Game History with ATARI 50: THE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Atari is one of the iconic names in video games and they’re currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. One way they celebrate is with the release of the interactive anthology, Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration. Recently put up for pre-order this anthology aims to do more than just package a bunch of games together. While it holds 90+ titles spread across 50 years, Atari 50 offers “a true interactive history” with development sketches, hardware schematics, internal memos, and many other “artifacts.” In honor of the collection, developer Digital Eclipse has created 5 new games that “revisit, mash-up and reenvision Atari Classics.”
Airworld – yes, the team at Digital Eclipse created the fourth chapter of the never finished Swordquest series: Airworld.
Haunted House – a modern 3D isometric adventure based on the classic original.
Vctr Sctr – a celebration of the vector era of gaming which combines gameplay from a variety of vector arcade classics into a single challenge.
Neo Breakout – an amazing and addictive two player competition that combines the best parts of Breakout and Pong.
Yars Revenge Reimagined – Modern graphics the best-selling first-party Atari 2600 game of all time.
You’ll be able to experience games from across 6 platforms (Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Atari ST, Atari Jaguar, Atari Lynx) and include local multiplayer. If you’re a fan of video game history or Atari, Atari 50 sounds like a great thing to grab. In fact, you can pre-order a physical copy now through Best Buy, GameStop (affiliate link), Target, and Walmart in the U.S. Pre-orders from any major retailer in the U.S. will also net you a free digital copy of the popular Gravitar: Recharged title from Atari. The game will cost $39.99 and will be available on Atari VCS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.