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Atari 2600 Returns as New Compact Handheld and Innovative Plug and Play TV Joystick with 50 Classic Atari® Games Built-In

September 1, 2017 (London, UK )

One of the most iconic video games consoles, the Atari 2600 is returning as a handheld console and innovative plug and play TV joystick in time for Christmas 2017.

The 'Atari "Retro" Handheld' features the immortalised "wood" effect and includes 50 classic games built-in, including: Asteroids®, Pong®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Breakout®, Millipede® and more.

In addition to featuring a 2.4" screen, it also includes A/V output (with HDMI adapter available) and super responsive buttons with a stylish analogue control stick.

The 'Atari "Retro" Plug and Play TV Joystick' features a progressive design, with the inclusion of an arcade style button on top of the controller and will connect to your TV with the included A/V cable (or HDMI with an available adapter). It will feature the same 50 built-in games as the handheld.

The range is officially licensed by Atari and is being developed by PQube, the leading distributor of retro gaming hardware in Europe.

CEO of PQube, David Pain quoted:

"We are delighted to be working with Atari on this amazing project. Having sold over a million retro gaming consoles, we have taken the extensive feedback from press, retail and the consumer to develop new range of hardware that is faithful to the Atari brand"

CEO of Atari, Frederik Chesnais quoted:

“We are thrilled to partner with PQube on the compact handheld and Plug and Play TV Joystick,” said Fred Chresnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari. “Both products are packed with nostalgic and fun-filled games that will give our fans the opportunity to relive the golden age of videogames wherever they go.”

The " Atari 'Retro' Handheld console" will retail for just £34.99 and the " Atari 'Retro' TV Plug and Play Joystick" at just £24.99. It is available to pre-order now at Europe's Number One Retro Gaming Destination, FunstockRetro.co.uk

Full list of included games below:

1.3D Tic-Tac-Toe (31 in 1)

2.Adventure

3.Air-Sea Battle

4.Asteroids ®

5.Black Jack

6.Bowling

7.Breakout ®

8.Canyon Bomber ®

9.Casino

10.Centipede ®

11.Circus Atari ®

12.Crystal Castles ®

13.Demons to Diamonds ™

14.Desert Falcon ®

15.Dodge 'em

16.Double Dunk

17.Fun With Numbers

18.Golf

19.Gravitar ®

20.Haunted House ®

21.Home Run

22.Human Cannonball ™

23.Maze Craze

24.Millipede ®

25.Miniature Golf ®

26.Missile Command ®

27.Night Driver ™

28.Off the Wall

29.Pong - Video Olympics

30.Quadrun ™

31.Radar Lock ™

32.Realsports Football ®

33.Realsports Tennis ®

34.Realsports Volleyball ®

35.Sprintmaster

36.Star Raiders ®

37.Steeplechase

38.Stellar Track ™

39.Street Racer

40.Submarine Commander

41.Super Baseball

42.Super Breakout ®

43.Swordquest: Earthworld ™

44.Swordquest: Fireworld ™

45.Swordquest: Waterworld ™

46.Tempest ®

47.Video Checkers

48.Video Chess

49.Video Pinball

50.Yar's Revenge ®

 

About Atari

Atari ( www.atari.com ) 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.

© 2017 Atari Interactive, Inc. All rights reserved. Atari word mark and logo are trademarks owned by Atari Interactive, Inc.

About PQube

PQube is a publisher, distributor and service provider for the interactive entertainment industry with a global reach through UK, Europe, Middle East, Australia and North and South America from its offices in Letchworth, Paris, Bristol and Bawtry. PQube is a licensed publisher for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo platforms and publishes and distributes games on Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, Xbox One, 3DS, iOS, Android, PC and digital download. PQube has established a track record of success with major franchises including:- BlazBlue, GuiltyGear, WRC, MotoGP, Ride, MXGP, Arcana Heart, Harvest Moon, Senran Kagura and Steins;Gate. PQube also creates and distributes hardware, consoles and technology including Sega MegaDrive, Atari, BlazeTab and BlazeGear. PQube also provides a full range of creative, design, web, marketing, PR, development and e-commerce and fulfilment solutions. We thank all our partners and acknowledge all game names, brands and trademarks as properties of their respective owners. www.pqube.co.uk

 

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