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Atari Flashback Classics - another round of footage

The most comprehensive collection of arcade and home console classics comes to the Nintendo Switch™ system. Packed with 150 all-time favorites, rare gems, and unique homebrews, Atari® Flashback Classics is designed to take advantage of the touch screen and Joy-Con™ controllers of the Nintendo Switch system to bring new life to these iconic Atari games. With all-new achievements, leaderboards and social features bringing players together, combined with an amazing archive of classic artwork make Atari Flashback Classics the most complete Atari collection ever!

Atari Flashback Classics - gameplay footage

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.

Atari Flashback Classics Introduces a Collection of 150 Atari Favorites to Switch

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!

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.

Atari Brings Iconic Theme Park Management Series to Nintendo Switch with Release of RollerCoaster Tycoon® Adventures

NEW YORK, NY (DECEMBER 13, 2018) - Atari®, one of the world's most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers, today announced that RollerCoaster Tycoon® Adventures is now available on Nintendo Switch™ in North America. RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures is the first game in the RollerCoaster Tycoon® franchise available on Nintendo Switch. RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures brings the legendary RollerCoaster Tycoon® series into the next generation — combining classic RollerCoaster Tycoon gameplay with brand-new twists, all customized for Nintendo’s unique console. AtGames is the distribution partner in North America.

“We are delighted to release our first Nintendo Switch game today with RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures,” said Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari. “RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures is a fully-featured, brand-new entry in Chris Sawyer’s beloved RollerCoaster Tycoon series. Thanks to the capabilities of the Nintendo Switch, new and seasoned tycoons can play anytime and anywhere.”

RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures is the latest entry in one of the best-selling and most cherished franchises in PC gaming history. RollerCoaster Tycoon was created by legendary game developer Chris Sawyer and first released on Windows PC in 1999. The series quickly became a fan favorite for gamers. Nvizzio Creations, developer of the critically acclaimed mobile title RollerCoaster Tycoon® Touch™, returns as the developer of RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures, bringing an exciting and accessible new twist to the world of RollerCoaster Tycoon.

In RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures, players have three distinct game modes to build their entertainment empire — Adventure Mode (a spin on the classic Campaign mode), tricky Scenarios and the open Sandbox. Over 120 wonderfully wacky rides, restaurants, and shops ensure parks burst with eye-catching action, and the intuitive coaster builder lets players create wild, death-defying coasters with ease. Four unique themed environments, along with water and terraforming options, ensure every park is distinct and exciting. A streamlined simulation and game economy allow players of all ages and skill levels to build the park of their dreams. Play it on your TV or on-the-go — becoming a RollerCoaster Tycoon has never been easier!

Key Features include:

Exciting Game Modes: Create outrageous parks in three different fun-filled modes - Adventure, Scenario, and Sandbox.

Choose Your Own Adventure: A first for the RollerCoaster Tycoon series, Adventure Mode’s brand-new Event System makes every park unique. You’ll have to make tough decisions when presented with park events, ensuring that every playthrough of Adventure Mode is a compelling new Tycoon story.

Customize and Personalize Your Park: Pick from over 50 vivid colors to customize rides, roller coasters, shops, and restaurants. Transform your park by adding a pre-made path, foliage, and river tiles. Build your incredible parks in one of four distinctive locations — Alpine, Moon, Canyon, and Tropics!

Thrill Rides: Place seven types of fully customizable roller coasters in your park — Wooden, Steel, Winged, Hyper, Inverted, Dive, and Accelerator.

Intuitive Management System: Streamlined management and easy-to-use tools make RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures the most accessible entry into the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise and a perfect fit for Nintendo Switch.

Attractions Galore: Choose from over 120 wacky rides, restaurants, and shops for your park — from the humble Merry-go-Round to the death-defying Roto-Drop — all featuring advanced shaders and effects.

Gameplay Flexibility: Use either Nintendo Switch Joy-Con™ controllers or touchscreen controls to play the way you want. RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures runs at 1080p when in TV mode and 720p in handheld mode.

Developed by Nvizzio Creations, RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures is now available for purchase through the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch for $49.99 USD. RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures is rated E for Everyone for Comic Mischief. For more information, visit www.RollerCoasterTycoon.com, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @RCTAdventures.

Atari Flashback Classics officially launching Dec. 14th, at some Target locations already

The long wait is finally over. Delay after delay, confusion and misinformation has come to an end. Atari Flashback Classics is indeed releasing this week. It's set to launch on Dec. 14th, 2018, but you can actually grab it at some Target locations today! Hopefully this collection was worth the wait.

Atari explains why they chose Switch for RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures

RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures is the latest installment in the long-running franchise, and it's exclusive to Switch. Wonder how Atari came to that decision on exclusivity? In an interview with DualShockers, Atari explains the move.

As with most of our publishing peers, we saw the potential of the platform shortly after the Switch launched in 2017. The ability of users to have a handheld device with lots of power to run more complex and engaging games was an obvious draw for Atari – add the market trajectory to the mix, and it became an easy choice.

Atari details the new features of RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures, and what their focus was with the game

Will RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures be the game to bring the franchise back into the good graces of fans? Only time will tell, but Atari is hoping so. In an interview with DualShockers, Atari Senior Producer Mark Perloff talked a bit about what makes this latest installment new and fresh, and also touched on what the focus was during development.

“Chris Sawyer created an extraordinary, indelible franchise with RollerCoaster Tycoon. Each game brings its own unique twists, and so with RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures we’re offering some new and exciting features we think players will really love. One example is our brand-new Adventure Mode. We took the classic RollerCoaster Tycoon campaign mode and added a “Choose Your Own Adventure” twist.

As players build their parks, they’ll occasionally be prompted by a text pop-up with a tricky decision to make, which can have long-lasting ramifications on their park. Let’s say an inspector comes to your park, demanding a look at your rides. Do you let him in and risk a fine if things aren’t up to code, or send one of your mascots to distract him and hope he looks the other way? These decisions can negatively or positively affect the success of their park, and the branching paths of each decision ensure that each trip through Adventure Mode will be a totally new experience.

With RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures we focused on creating an accessible and fun entry point into the series – a game that a young player, or someone new to the franchise, could jump into easily. We believe the game has a good balance between accessibility and depth, giving players of all ages and skill levels something they can sink their teeth into.”

RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures - another round of gameplay

Adventure and family fun await! Build over 200 wacky rides, coasters, shops and more.

RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures does not have microtransactions, DLC being discussed

RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures is hitting the Switch soon, and you'll be happy to know that microtransactions aren't part of the deal. In an interview with DualShockers, Atari's Mark Perloff flat-out denied the presence of microtransactions. That said, he did say the team is looking into DLC.

“No microtransactions. This is a premium game, through-and-through. For DLC, the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise has a great tradition of awesome expansions, so that’s definitely something we’ve been talking about. For now though, we’re focusing on the base game.”

RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures - another round of footage

Adventure and family fun await! Build over 200 wacky rides, coasters, shops and more.