Press Release: AtGames and Atari Announce Fall 2017 Classic Gaming Hardware Lineup
AtGames® and Atari® Announce Fall 2017 Classic Gaming Hardware Lineup
Company to Deliver Value, Portable, and Premium HD Releases of its Classic Gaming Hardware
El Segundo, CA, June 9, 2017 (Newswire.com) – AtGames® Digital Media Ltd., a leader in interactive entertainment products, alongside Atari®, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, today announced their latest classic gaming releases: Atari Flashback® 8 Gold, Atari Flashback® 8 Classic Game Console, and the Atari Flashback® Portable Game Player. Each console and portable system includes an amazing selection of built-in Atari 2600 games, as well as an impressive range of innovative features. The systems, which are headlined by a brand new premium high definition (HD) output model, will be available for pre-order via select retailers July 2017, and in stores everywhere September 2017.
“We are excited to partner with AtGames again to release three new gaming systems,” said Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari. “The new hardware includes a robust collection of classic games and features which will give our audiences many options to relive the golden age of gaming at home or on the go.”
The brand-new Atari Flashback® 8 Gold features 120 built-in all-time favorites. These games include iconic Atari 2600 classics like Missile Command®, Asteroids®,Centipede™, and Millipede™, as well as many other legends like Konami’s Frogger™, and Activision’s Pitfall! and River Raid™. Two all new high performance 2.4ghz wireless controllers, styled after the Atari 2600 originals, are included, as well as two legacy controller ports for optional wired joysticks or paddles. Other new features for the Atari Flashback 8 Gold include 720p HDMI output, scan line filtering, and a save/pause/rewind feature for every game.
The Atari Flashback® 8 Classic Game Console returns in a new value-priced edition, complete with 105 all-time favorites. Amazing new additions to the game line-up include Activision legends like Pitfall!™, Kaboom!™, and River Raid™. Two wired controllers, styled after the Atari 2600 originals, are included, as well as two legacy controller ports to add your own optional wired joysticks or paddles.
After a blockbuster 2016 debut, the Atari Flashback® Portable Game Player returns in 2017 with an amazing selection of 70 built-in games, including the legendary BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment arcade hit, PAC-MAN™. Other blockbuster games include Dig Dug™, Pitfall!™, and Frogger™, and you can even add your own games with an optional SD card. A built-in, rechargeable battery means the on-the-go fun never ends. Games can be played on the portable’s built-in, high-resolution 2.8” display, or on a TV via optional cable.
“These upcoming products are our best hardware lineup ever,” says Dr. Ping-Kang Hsiung, CEO of AtGames. “Building on our long history of delivering value-packed, nostalgic products for our customers, this new line-up takes classic gaming to a stunning new level.”
With an expanded product line, new titles, and smart new features, AtGames is creating a modern home for all things retro gaming. The AtGames Flashback Zone (AFZ) has an all-star roster of classic publishing partners, including Atari, Sega, Taito, Warner Bros, Konami, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, and Activision, making it the definitive destination for classic gaming at major retailers everywhere. Celebrating classic gaming heritage has never been easier, whether for nostalgic old-timers or newer generations looking for a taste of the best of the past. Expect these products and many more from AtGames in stores this holiday season and beyond.
AtGames Atari Game List (titles vary by system):
3-D Tic-Tac-Toe, Air Raiders, Adventure, Adventure II, Air·Sea Battle, Aquaventure, Armor Ambush, Asteroids®, Astroblast, Atari Climber, Backgammon, Barnstorming, Basketball, Beamrider, Black Jack, Boxing, Bowling, Breakout®, Bridge, Canyon Bomber®, Centipede®, Championship Soccer, Checkers, Chopper Command, Circus Atari®, Combat®, Combat® Two, Cosmic Commuter, Crackpots, Crystal Castles®, Dan Kitchen’s Tomcat, Dark Cavern, Decathlon, Demons to Diamonds™, Desert Falcon, Dodge’Em, Dolphin, Double Dunk™, Dragster, Enduro, Fatal Run, Fishing Derby, Flag Capture, Football, Freeway, Frog Pond, Frogs and Flies, Frostbite, Fun with Numbers, Golf, Gravitar®, Grand Prix, Hangman, Haunted House®, H.E.R.O., Home Run, Human Cannonball™, Ice Hockey, International Soccer™, Indy 500, Kaboom!, Keystone Kapers, Laser Blast, Maze Craze, Megamania, Millipede®, Miniature Golf, MotoRodeo, Night Driver™, Off The Wall, Oink!, Outlaw™, Pong® (Video Olympics), Plaque Attack, Pressure Cooker, Private Eye, Radar Lock™, Realsports® Baseball, Realsports® Basketball, Realsports® Soccer, Realsports® Volleyball, Return to Haunted House, River Raid, River Raid II, Robot Tank, Saboteur®, Save Mary, Seaquest, Sea Battle™, Secret Quest, Skiing, Sky Diver, Sky Jinks, Slot Machine, Slot Racers, Solaris, Space Shuttle, Space War, Spider Fighter, Sprintmaster, Star Ship, Steeplechase, Stellar Track™, Street Racer, Submarine Commander®, Super Baseball, Super Breakout®, Super Challenge Baseball, Super Challenge Football, Super Football, Surround, Space Attack™, Stampede, Starmaster, Star Strike™, Swordquest: Earthworld™, Swordquest: Fireworld™, Swordquest: Waterworld™, Sword Fight™, Tempest®, Tennis, Video Checkers, Video Chess, Video Pinball, Warlords®, Wizard, Yars’ Return, Yars’ Revenge®
Atari Interactive, Inc. (www.atari.com) is an interactive entertainment production company. As an iconic brand that transcends generations and audiences, the company is globally recognized for its multi-platform, interactive entertainment and licensed products. Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises, including world-renowned brands like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, and RollerCoaster Tycoon®.
Atari has offices in New York and Paris.
Senior Marketing Director, Atari
AtGames Digital Media Inc. (http://www.atgames.net) is a leader in innovative consumer-oriented interactive entertainment products. The company leverages the latest technology to develop and publish its best-selling classic video game products for worldwide distribution. AtGames is based in Los Angeles, with international offices in Taipei and Shenzhen.
Source: AtGames, Atari