London, United Kingdom — November 4 th, 2010 — Atari Europe, one of the world’s most recognised videogame publishers of interactive entertainment, today announced the launch of Atari PlayStation classics for the PlayStation ®3 and PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system on PlayStation®Network. The launch of Atari Classics has now begun with the launch of PONG, Missile Command and Centipede and over the coming weeks will include must-have iconic PlayStation blockbusters.
“Many players first gaming experience would have been with one of Atari’s classic franchises” said John Burns, Vice President and General Manager for Atari Europe, “With a fantastic back catalogue of addictive classics, we look forward to releasing some of the most popular Atari arcade titles of all time to both nostalgic gamers and to a whole new generation of PlayStation® 3 and PSP™ players”.
The treasure trove of timeless PlayStation® classics launching on PlayStation®Network has now begin with the release of PONG and Missile Command and will continue regularly with new releases of the most addictive PlayStation games of all-time from Atari’s legendary vault .
Experience PONG the most addictive game of head-to-head competition you’ll ever play. Challenge your friends through dozens of amazing levels including Henhouse Surprise, Soccer Stars, Balloon Circus and many more. In this ultimate party game players need to use tactics and skills to succeed as they journey from Pong Novice to Pong Master.
Your mission in Missile Command is simple; defend earth’s cities against wave upon wave of alien attack. As a hot shot Missile Commander you must master new weapons and strategies to mount a counter offensive to save mankind as you lead your highly trained team of pilots into battle to save mankind.
In Centipede you’ll need every ounce of concentration and devastatingly sharp shooting skills in this addictive fast action shoot-em-up. With switching view points, multiple power ups and a pumping soundtrack can you take on the ultimate challenge as you battle against Queen Pede and her army of centipedes, spiders, flies and scorpions.
ABOUT ATARI, SA
Atari group is a global creator, producer and publisher of interactive entertainment for interactive game platforms that include PC, online, consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony and advanced smart phones (i.e. iPhone). Divisions of Atari, SA include Cryptic Studios, Eden Studios, Atari Interactive, Inc. and Atari, Inc.
Atari benefits from its global brand and an extensive catalogue of popular games based on classic game franchises (Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Lunar Lander®), original owned franchises (Test Drive®, Backyard Sports™, Deer Hunter®), MMO games from Cryptic Studios (Star Trek Online, Champions Online) and third party franchises (Ghostbusters®, Project Runway™, Rollercoaster Tycoon®, Dungeons and Dragons®).
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