Atari Announces Expansion Including 39 Games For Its 50th Anniversary

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Atari Announces Expansion Including 39 Games For Its 50th Anniversary

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  • Andrea Miliani

    Written by: Andrea Miliani Tech Writer

  • Kate Richards

    Fact-Checked by Kate Richards Content Manager

Atari will launch an expansion for its anniversary edition, Atari 50: the Anniversary Celebration Expanded Edition, on October 25th. The new additions, announced in partnership with the video game company Digital Eclipse, will include 39 games and two timelines.

According to Tech Radar, the expansion will be available for PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, Atari VCS, PS4, and PS5. Purchases for PS5 and Nintendo Switch will also include a physical edition with perks like an Al Alcorn Replica Syzygy Co. business card, Atari 2600 art cards, and miniature arcade marquee signs.

Users will have access to over 140 games including the games launched last year, even though the new titles have not been revealed yet. The standard version will be available for sale next fall at $39.99, and the one including the steel book for $49.99. The timelines will be offered as a downloadable option for those who already own the Atari 50 launched last year.

According to Engadget, the two timelines included in the new expansion are about the company’s history and include playable games and video segments. “The Wider World of Atari” timeline details Evelyn Seto and the design of the “Fuji” Atari logo and Al Alcorn’s talent as the creator of Berzerk and Pong during the 1980s. The second timeline, “The First Console War”, explores the rivalry between Atari and Intellivision.

In the meantime, users can explore the current selection of games available on Atari’s website, like more details about the games, videos, and interviews for the timelines and buying options. Atari should release more details about the new extension in the upcoming weeks.

Nintendo Switch users will have plenty of games to satisfy their nostalgia needs as, besides Atari’s new additions, Nintendo recently added multiple Mega Man classic games to its library.

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