Atari‘s legacy throughout the 1980s is iconic, as it’s brought games like Space Invaders, Pong and Donkey Kong to home consoles, and this year marks the company’s 50th anniversary. As a way to celebrate 50 years in the industry, the developers announced a brand-new collection titled Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration, coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam this November, priced at $39.99 USD.
Announced via a trailer uploaded to their YouTube channel, Atari also revealed that six brand-new games will be included in the collection of over 90 total, with footage of games like Adventure, Breakout, and Tempest 2000 shown. In addition to the over-90 game collection inside, Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration includes never-before-seen interviews and documentary footage from developers who work at (or worked at) Atari, along with their views on Atari’s legacy in the industry.
You can watch Atari’s brand-new trailer below.
Finally, Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration preserves all of the games included without altering anything, as well as its six new games, which can be listed below:
- Swordquest: AirWorld – After four decades of waiting, the Swordquest series, inspired by design concepts made by Tod Fyre, will finally see its conclusion in this collection, and allow players to solve the mystery and finally complete the quest.
- Haunted Houses – A new sequel to the original Haunted House is present here, as a 3D voxel-based adventure, with more haunted houses to explore than before.
- VCTR-SCTR – This mashup celebration of the vector era of gaming combines the gameplay from Asteroids, Tempest, and other vector-based arcade classics into a single, continuous challenge.
- Neo Breakout – This new release ties the gameplay of Pong and Breakout together into a two-player competitive environment, aslo delivering a more modern graphical style.
- Quadratank – The Tank series, dormant since 1978, finally returns, combines features from the original games and adds in four-player team and free-for-all modes.
- Yars’ Revenge Reimagined – Revisit this classic created by Howard Scott Warshaw for the Atari 2600, which has gotten a brand-new graphical update, this new entry was designed by Digital Eclipse studio head Mike Mika, who created the Game Boy Color version of Yars’ Revenge back in 1999. Players are also able to switch between classic and modern graphics at any time.