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  Atari Flashback Classics Introduces a Collection of 150 Atari Favorites to Nintendo Switch  
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12/14/2018
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

NEW YORK, NY (DECEMBER 14, 2018) - Atari®, one of the world's most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers, today brings their most comprehensive collection of arcade and home console classics for Nintendo Switch with the release of Atari® Flashback Classics. Available now through the Nintendo eShop and at retail, Atari Flashback Classics is packed with 150 fan-favorite Atari games, including Asteroids®, Centipede®, and Missile Command®, all with additional content and online features!

 

Watch the Atari Flashback Classics trailer here:

 

[YouTube] https://uberstrategist.link/AFC-Switch-YT

[Download] https://uberstrategist.link/AFC-Switch-DL

 

For the first time ever, Atari Flashback Classics is available on Nintendo Switch! Dive into the legendary publisher’s iconic library of games — with titles from the Atari 2600 and Atari 5200 home consoles, along with former arcade exclusives. Atari Flashback Classics features support for all-new local achievements, leaderboards, and social features to bring players together just like in the olden days. An archive of classic artwork rounds out the package to make Atari Flashback Classics a must-have for enthusiasts and collectors!

 

Atari Flashback Classics is designed to take advantage of the Nintendo Switch’s unique controls and functionality to bring new life to beloved games. Up to four-player local multiplayer and two-player online is available as well on a per title basis.

 

Key Features Include:  

 

  • 150 Classic Atari 2600, 5200 and Arcade Games: Play seminal Atari titles including Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, Tempest®, Warlords®, and many more.
  • Online and Local Multiplayer: Battle for arcade supremacy against friends online or at home.
  • Online Leaderboards: Compare your high scores with players from around the world.
  • Nintendo Switch Functionality: Designed to take advantage of the Nintendo Switch’s greatest features.
  • Brand New User-Interface: New User-Interface designed to re-create the greatest classic arcade experience.

Developed by Code Mystics, Atari Flashback Classics is now available for purchase through the Nintendo eShop for $39.99 USD. Atari Flashback Classics is rated E for Everyone for Mild Cartoon Violence and Simulated Gambling. To learn more about Atari Flashback Classics, please visit: www.Atari.com.

 

A press kit with screenshots and logos is available here: https://uberstrategist.link/AFC-PressKit.

 

To stay up-to-date on all things Atari and retro-pop-culture, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Atari, and follow us on Twitter @Atari and Instagram.

 

ABOUT ATARI

 

Atari 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. Visit us online at www.atari.com.

 

© 2018 Atari Interactive, Inc. All rights reserved. Atari word mark and logo are trademarks owned by Atari Interactive, Inc.

 

ABOUT CODE MYSTICS

 

Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Code Mystics (www.codemystics.com) is a prolific and versatile independent developer, comprised of industry veterans. With over 50 titles spanning both high-profile flagship brands and popular indie titles, Code Mystics’ proprietary technology delivers pixel-perfect solutions on all platforms from console and handheld to mobile and desktop and even custom hardware.

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PRESS CONTACT

 

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Mario R. Kroll or CJ Melendez

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