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'Atari Anthology' (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Judy on Sept. 8, 2004 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT

Atari today announced Atari Anthology, a round up of 85 vintage Atari games being released for the first time for the PS2 and Xbox. Capturing the nostalgia and sheer fun of the original video game revolution, Atari Anthology is scheduled to hit retail shelves in November for $19.99, making it irresistible for holiday shoppers.

"An entire generation of Atari 2600 and classic arcade game fans have been clamoring for a chance to relive that addictive fun, and now they finally can with "Atari Anthology"," said Nancy MacIntyre, Vice President of Marketing for Atari's Beverly Studio. "With 85 authentic Atari titles and all original gameplay, "Atari Anthology" appeals to a diverse audience of both dedicated and casual players alike."

For video game console owners, no better value exists than "Atari Anthology", which features 85 games that started a revolution, including 18 arcades games such as Asteroids, Battlezone, Missile Command, and Pong; 62 Atari 2600 games including Gravitar, Millipede and Super Breakout and five bonus titles, such as Off the Wall, Blackjack, Desert Falcon, Steeplechase and Sprintmaster. Adding an innovative twist to each game are new Challenge Modes such as the psychedelic Trippy Mode, Time Warp and Double Speed, all of which push player's skills to the extreme, while a new 3D interface offers a polished portal into all the games.

"Atari Anthology" spans an impressive array of game categories, including Arcade Originals, 2600 Arcade Games and 2600 Adventure Games, as well as numerous offerings in the Action, Sports, Mind, Casino, Racing and Space genres.

"Atari Anthology" is expected to be available in November for a suggested retail price of $19.99. For detailed information on these products as well as the Company's entire product lineup, please visit www.atari.com.

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