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Atari Announces Multiple Flashback Releases For The VCS

Atari revealed this morning that they have several new games on the way in early 2022, many of them flashback titles for the VCS. The console will be getting some special additions as they expand the 7800 library with several new titles, as well as the latest Recharaged edition of Asteroids: Recharged. Plus, the company wanted to reaffirm its support for a number of specialized services that can be played on the dashboard. You can read more about what's being added this month below.

Atari VCS Announces Multiple Flashback Releases
Credit: Atari

Recharged Titles

To complement the catalog of beloved golden-age classics, the Atari VCS welcomes Asteroids: Recharged, the modernized reimagining of the definitive arcade shooter. The game features classic gameplay with freshly added powerups and perks, dazzling neon graphics, global leaderboards, solo and couch co-op modes, and a super-charged electronic soundtrack by award-winning artist and composer Megan McDuffeeAsteroids: Recharged joins the library of existing titles in Atari's all-new Recharged series, which presently includes Missile Command: RechargedCentipede: Recharged, and Black Widow: Recharged, with more expected to launch throughout 2022, including the recently announced Breakout: Recharged. Fans of indie adventures can now jump into the colorful world of Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan, a challenging-yet-charming platformer and true love letter to 8-bit adventure games. And, for families seeking a more fast-paced family game night, Rally Racers delivers high-octane couch co-op racing fun with quirky cartoon animation and moderate challenges perfect for the whole family.

Atari 7800 "Flashback" Releases

In the latest slew of releases, Atari VCS' library of Atari 7800 titles expands with the addition of Super Huey, Alien Brigade, Asteroids, Fatal Run, RealSports Baseball, and Centipede—each of which in their authentic, richly nostalgic formats due to native emulation on the Atari VCS.  Every Friday, Atari VCS users can look forward to a fresh batch of Atari 7800 and other retro releases, including the following upcoming titles:

  • Solo Flight
  • Ancient Art of War in the Skies
  • MicroProse Command Series
  • 4th and Inches
  • Fast Break
  • MicroProse Soccer
  • …More to be announced!

Dashboard Support

In addition to its quickly expanding gaming catalog, the Atari VCS supports all of the major game streaming platforms natively within the Atari VCS dashboard via Chrome. Once you've had your classic and indie gaming fix, fire up Xbox Cloud Gaming, Stadia, Luna, or GeForce Now for a nearly limitless, contemporary gaming experience!

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