Atari 50 Gets 39 New DLC Games Detailing Intellivision’s ‘Console Wars’

Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration – developer Digital Eclipse’s popular Atari-themed interactive museum – is adding 39 new games later this year in an expansion detailing other events from the company’s storied history.

The Atari 50 Extended Edition introduces two new timelines to the existing game, starting with The Wider World of Atari. This includes 19 playable games, eight new video segments, as well as “interviews, vintage advertisements, historical artifacts and much more” focusing on a wide range of topics.

“Highlights of the new timeline,” says Atari, “include a deep dive into Stern Electronics’ Berzerk blasting robot; unusual, underappreciated innovations and hidden gems from the late 1980s; spotlight on artist Evelyn Seto, who helped create the iconic Atari “Fuji” logo; Pong creator Al Alcorn, explaining the birth of Breakout and an exploration of the fanbase’s role in discovery; new prototypes, the creation of “homebrew” games and the preservation of Atari history.

The Atari 50 already received 12 additional retro games in a free update last year. Watch on YouTube

As for the second new timeline in the expanded edition, it’s called The First Console War and details the long-running rivalry between the Atari 2600 and Mattel’s Intellivision – a brand that Atari notably acquired in May, gaining the rights to over 200 games at the same time. This segment promises six video segments and 20 playable games, including a selection of M Network games, a mix of Atari and M Network sports games, and rare Atari 2600 and 5200 prototypes.

Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration Expanded Edition will be available as a standalone digital version and as DLC for the existing version of the game. Both will launch for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Switch and PC on October 25, the PS5 and the Switch also benefiting from a physical version of the extended edition.

Atari has not yet detailed the full list of 39 games included in the Atari 50 Extended Edition (which will be available in addition to the 103 base game titles and 12 retro games added in a free software update). ‘last year), but expect more details soon. until its release.

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