LONDON, UK – 29 September 2004 – Atari today announced the European release of ATARI ® ANTHOLOGY™ , a round up of 85 vintage Atari games being released for the first time for the PlayStation ® 2 computer entertainment system and Xbox ® video game system from Microsoft and the largest collection of classic Atari games ever assembled. Capturing the nostalgia and sheer fun of the original video game revolution, ATARI ANTHOLOGY for the Xbox ® is scheduled to hit retail shelves on the 26 th November 2004 and in January 2005 for PlayStation ® 2.
“Finally, the legions of arcade and Atari 2600 fans who grew up with these seminal games will be able to re-live all that classic digital distraction on the current generation of home consoles,” said Martin Spiess, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Atari Europe. “Never before have 85 such groundbreaking titles been available in this format, and the diversity of ATARI ANTHOLOGY will appeal to any gamer who knows a classic game when they see one. ”
For video game console owners, no better value exists than ATARI ANTHOLOGY , which features 85 games that started a revolution, including 18 arcade games such as Asteroids ® , Battlezone ®, Missile Command ®, and Pong ® ; 62 Atari 2600 games including Gravitar ® , Millipede ® and Super Breakout ® and five bonus titles; Off the Wall™ , Blackjack™ , Desert Falcon™ , Steeplechase™ and Sprintmaster™ .
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