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Atari Announces Retro Atari Classics

December 14, 2004, 9:40 am PST
Total comments: 10

Atari is reinventing ten classics for the Nintendo DS with new controls and a new look.

Atari Announces Retro Atari Classics for Nintendo DS; Old School Classics Coming to New School Handheld with New Technology and Graffiti Graphics from Delta, REAS, Obey Gian

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 14, 2004--Atari will revisit the roots of modern video games with a contemporary spin with its upcoming Retro Atari Classics for the Nintendo DS(TM). The game, expected to be available in March 2005, will reinvent 10 classic Atari titles with fresh graphics provided by world renowned graffiti artists. The game will also take advantage of all Nintendo DS(TM) innovations, including dual screen gameplay, touch screen controls and wireless play.

"Some of gamers' favorite classics are getting tagged for the 21st century by some of the most talented graffiti artists in the world," said Wim Stocks, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Atari. "With its blend of old school addictive gameplay and new school artistry and technology, Retro Atari Classics is the must have game for all Nintendo DS(TM) gamers, young and old."

Retro Atari Classics will feature 10 original Atari games, including Pong, Missile Command, Asteroids, Breakout, Centipede, Tempest, Warlords, Gravitar, Lunar Lander and Sprint. Each title will be playable in its original form as well as in the all new "Tagged" mode, featuring brand new looks from some of today's most popular graffiti artists, including REAS, Delta and Obey Giant.

The game will take advantage of all the technical innovations the Nintendo DS(TM) brings to gaming including touch screen functionality for tighter game controls, up-to-four player wireless multiplayer, dual screen gameplay for larger game environments and the ability to play head-to-head against another player on the same Nintendo DS(TM) in classic arcade fashion.

Developed by Los Angeles-based Taniko, Retro Atari Classics is expected to be available in March 2005 for the Nintendo DS(TM).

Talkback

ShanDDecember 14, 2004

Missle Command = Probably am buying. Seriously, Missle Command with the touch screen could be the greatest thing since ... something else that was great.

KnoxxvilleDecember 14, 2004

....agreed....

joshnickersonDecember 14, 2004

*yawn*

MarioDecember 14, 2004

Cool.

Bartman3010December 14, 2004

But its got ugly grafitti on it =/

TheCommunistPenguinDecember 14, 2004

Looks nifty.

Infernal MonkeyDecember 14, 2004

Only ten games? Pfft. Where the hell's Bezerk?

jarobDecember 15, 2004

Only 10? Namco museum has only 4. 10 is a good number.

Infernal MonkeyDecember 15, 2004

When you consider that the PS2 and Xbox are getting 85 Atari games on one disc (Atari Anthology) for less than this DS cartridge will cost, 10 isn't... a good number.

ghostandmachineDecember 16, 2004

But PS2 and XBOX don't have a touch screen. I'm getting it.

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