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Atari® Flashback Classics Brings Retro Fun to PlayStation®Vita Today with 150 Remastered Atari Games

December 19, 2018

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atari®, one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers, today announced the digital release of Atari® Flashback Classics for PlayStation®Vita. Featuring Atari’s most comprehensive collection of arcade and home console titles, Atari Flashback Classics is available now from PlayStation®Store in North America. PlayStation®Vita owners can now enjoy 150 Atari fan-favorites — including Asteroids®, Centipede®, Canyon Bomber®, Warlords®, Yars’ Revenge®, and Missile Command® — all with additional content and online features!

Never before available on PlayStation®Vita, Atari Flashback Classics has arrived as a holiday surprise on Sony’s portable system! Dive into the legendary publisher’s iconic library of games — featuring titles from the Atari 2600 and Atari 5200 home consoles, along with former arcade exclusives. Atari Flashback Classics adds support for trophies, rankings and multi-player support to bring players together just like in the olden days. Original Arcade cabinet art and console manuals round out the package to make Atari Flashback Classics a must-have for fans and collectors!

Atari Flashback Classics is designed to take advantage of the unique controls of PlayStation®Vita to bring new life to beloved games. Each game can be played using analog, digital, and touch inputs. 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. -- Ad Hoc, Online and Local Multiplayer: Battle for arcade supremacy against friends either online or at home. -- Arcade Games Online Rankings: Compare your high scores with players from around the world. -- PlayStation®Vita Functionality: Designed to take advantage of the greatest features on PlayStation®Vita including PlayStation® TV support. -- Brand New User-Interface: New User-Interface designed to re-create the classic arcade experience. -- Flexible Control Schemes: Play the classics using analog, digital, and touchscreen inputs.

Developed by Code Mystics, Atari Flashback Classics is now available for purchase from PlayStation Store for $19.99 USD. Atari Flashback Classics is rated E for Everyone for Mild Cartoon Violence, Simulated Gambling, and Use of Tobacco. To learn more about Atari Flashback Classics, please visit: www.Atari.com.

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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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