Atari Announces Atari Greatest Hits: Volume 2 Featuring Four-Player Multiplayer for the First Time
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, today announced Atari Greatest Hits: Volume 2, a follow up to the popular Atari Greatest Hits: Volume 1. Delivering 50 more of Atari’s addictive games exclusively on the Nintendo DS(TM) family of hand-held systems, Atari Greatest Hits: Volume 2, brings together more of Atari’s popular arcade and Atari 2600 titles including Star RaidersÃ‚®, Yars’ RevengeÃ‚®, MillipedeÃ‚® and Asteroids Deluxe Ã‚® and Major HavocÃ‚®. These timeless gaming classics will hit retail shelves in North America in Spring 2011.
Atari introduced a new era of interactive entertainment throughout the 1970s and 1980s with its addictive arcade games and home gaming system. With Atari’s Greatest Hits: Volume 2, each spotlighted game will feature the same pick-up and play control scheme as their original arcade and 2600 console form, with modern updates to align with the Nintendo DS platform. Up to four-player multiplayer via both DS Download and multi-card play will be available for 20 titles including Combat and Warlords for head-to-head gaming.
Additionally, Atari Greatest Hits: Volume 2 will feature a selection of interviews with Atari founder, Nolan Bushnell, an arcade gallery with arcade games and select arcade game memorabilia. As an added bonus, players can also try out the Atari 400 emulator using the Touch Screen keyboard.
“Given the positive response to Atari Greatest Hits: Volume 1, we look forward to offering gamers more of Atari’s timeless classics in Atari Greatest Hits: Volume 2,” said Jim Wilson, CEO of Atari. “By adding four player multiplayer to such classics as Warlords, we continue to offer players new levels of robust gameplay.”
The complete Atari Greatest Hits: Volume 2 line-up is as follows:
Atari Arcade Hits
Asteroids Deluxe, Black Widow, Crystal Castles, Liberator, Major Havoc, Millipede, Red Baron, Super Breakout, Warlords.
Atari 2600 Favorites
Breakout, Crystal Castles, Millipede, Super Breakout, Video Pinball, Warlords, Return to Haunted House, Secret Quest, Canyon Bomber, Circus Atari, Combat, Combat Two, Demons to Diamonds, Desert Falcon, Off-the-Wall, Radar Lock, Golf, Double Dunk, Realsports Basketball, Realsports Soccer, Super Baseball, Super Football, Video Olympics, A Game of Concentration, Backgammon, Basic Programming, Brain Games, Code Breaker, Maze Craze, Video Chess, Black Jack, Casino, Fatal Run, Night Driver, Steeplechase, Street Racer, Quadrun, Sentinel, Space War, Star Raiders, Yars’ Revenge
Developed by Atari in partnership with Code Mystics, Atari Greatest Hits: Vol. 2 will be available in Spring 2011. For more information, please log onto www.atari.com/agh2.
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