Atari is one of the oldest names in video games and they are currently celebrating their 50th anniversary. One of the ways they celebrate is with the release of the interactive anthology, Atari 50: the anniversary celebration. Recently up for pre-order, this anthology aims to do more than just bundle a bunch of games together. Although he holds more than 90 titles spread over 50 years, Atari 50 offers “a real interactive story” with development sketches, hardware schematics, internal memos, and many other “artifacts”. In honor of the collection, developer Digital Eclipse has even created 5 new games that “revisit, mix and reinvent Atari Classics”.
Airworld – yes, the team at Digital Eclipse has created the fourth chapter of the never-ending series Swordquest: Airworld.
Haunted House – a modern 3D isometric adventure based on the classic original.
Vctr Sctr – a celebration of the vector era of gaming that 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 proprietary Atari 2600 game of all time.
You will be able to experience games on 6 platforms (Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Atari ST, Atari Jaguar, Atari Lynx) and include local multiplayer. If you are a fan of video game history or Atari, Atari 50 seems like a good thing to grab. In fact, you can pre-order a physical copy now through Best Buy, GameStop (affiliate link), Target, and Walmart in the US. Pre-orders from any major retailer in the US will also net you a free digital copy of the popular Gravitar: Recharged Atari title. The game will retail for $39.99 and will be available on Atari VCS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Are you excited to explore this part of video game history?