BEVERLY, MA, September 7, 2004 - It started a revolution and redefined entertainment for a generation...and today, Atari (Nasdaq: ATAR) proves you can go home again with its Atari Flashback Classic Game Console. Coming in time for the holiday season, Atari Flashback is a stand-alone, plug-and-play unit filled with 20 classic Atari games, including Asteroids, Centipede, Breakout and the never-before-released Saboteur. Atari Flashback, a hybrid of the classic Atari 2600 and 7800 consoles, is modeled to resemble a smaller replica of the 7800 and plugs directly into the TV, for easy access and instant gratification.
"Today's huge universe of video games fans got its start with these vintage Atari games and the old Atari consoles," said Wim Stocks, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "For those gamers, Atari Flashback is a rush of nostalgia and retro fun; for younger gamers, it's a chance to see where it all began and try their hand at gaming old-school style. It's a must-have gift for the holidays."
Returning 20 years after the introduction of the Atari 7800, Atari Flashback is a smaller replica of the original Atari 7800 system and comes with two joystick controllers, power supply and a TV cable so gamers can quickly and easily connect to their TV and start playing. Atari Flashback features 20 classic games that defined a generation of players, as well as one previously unreleased game, Saboteur.
The complete list of games found in Atari Flashback includes: Adventure, Air Sea Battle , Asteroids, Battlezone, Breakout, Canyon Bomber, Centipede, Crystal Castles, Desert Falcon, Food Fight, Gravitar, Haunted House, Millipede, Planet Smashers, Saboteur, Sky Diver, Solaris, Sprintmaster, Warlords, Yar's Revenge.
Atari Flashback be available in November for a suggested retail price of $44.95. For detailed information on Atari's entire product lineup, please visit www.atari.com.
New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) develops interactive games for all platforms and is one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company's 1,000+ titles include hard-core, genre-defining games such as DRIV3R, Enter the Matrix, Neverwinter Nights, Stuntman, Test Drive, Unreal Tournament 2004, and Unreal Championship; and mass-market and children's games such as Backyard Sports, Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues and Dora the Explorer, Civilization, Dragon Ball Z and RollerCoaster Tycoon. Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext 5257), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit www.atari.com.
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