Asteroids™: Recharged Explodes onto Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, PC, VCS Today

1980’s Arcade Classic Hyperspace Warps into the 21st Century with a Modern Touch

NEW YORK — Dec 14, 2021 — Asteroids: Recharged, the modern co-op revival of the definitive arcade shooter from Atari®, made in collaboration with developers Adamvision Studios and SneakyBox Studios, blasts onto the scene and is now available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and 4, Xbox Series X|S and One, Atari VCS, and PC for Steam and Epic Games Store.

Asteroids: Recharged is the latest Atari title to receive a modern refresh, following behind Centipede: Recharged and Black Widow: Recharged, and preceding 2022’s Breakout: Recharged. Known for its zero-gravity controls and surprise alien invasions, the highly influential 1979 space shooter Asteroids was arguably the original arcade high-score hunting ground, with the first high score leaderboard with the ability to enter one’s initials.

Return to the roots of 1980’s top-grossing arcade game and Atari 2600 best seller while piloting through giant asteroids. Blast rocks into pieces and take down aliens to earn high scores with just one life on the global leaderboards. Play solo or with a friend in couch co-op, perfect for Steam Remote Play and PlayStation Share Play. Test rock-smashing skills in more than two dozen Challenges introducing tricky scenarios testing even Asteroids masters.

While staying true to the original “thrust forward and shoot” play style, Asteroids: Recharged ups the intensity with new powerups such as Side Shots, Rapid Fire, Mega Lasers, and a handy reflector in case a flying saucer sneaks its way into play. And if space gets too crowded, use the ultimate risk-reward “hyperspace” button to teleport to a random spot on screen.

Asteroids: Recharged doesn’t just stand in the shadow of the past, but defines its own style with new vibrant visuals. Gameplay takes full advantage of modern widescreen displays with support for high refresh rates on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S, all complemented by a modern upbeat synthwave soundtrack from award-winning composer Megan McDuffee.

“The simplicity of Asteroids is what makes it easy to learn, yet difficult to master,” said Wade Rosen, CEO, Atari. “We’re looking forward to bringing the old-school arcade action of the classic to a new audience with Asteroids: Recharged, as well as giving veterans to showcase their skills. It’s just like riding a bike, right?”

Asteroids: Recharged is now available on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Steam and Epic Games Store for Windows PC, and the Atari VCS for $9.99. The Atari VCS versions each feature exclusive content and are optimized to work with the new Atari Wireless Classic Joystick.

Asteroids: Recharged supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Korean, and simplified and traditional Chinese language text.

For more information on Atari, please visit their official website, follow @Atari on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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About Atari

Atari is an interactive entertainment 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®, Black Widow™, Breakout®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, and RollerCoaster Tycoon®. Atari has offices in New York and Paris. Visit us online at www.Atari.com. ©2021 Atari Interactive, Inc. All rights reserved. Atari wordmark and logo are trademarks owned by Atari Interactive, Inc.

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About Adamvision Studios

Adamvision Studios is a one-person development studio owned by Adam Nickerson and based in British Columbia, Canada. Adamvision Studios has created arcade hits like Bit Blaster, Ding Dong XL, Orbt XL, and Atari’s Missile Command: Recharged. Adamvision Studios’ games have been featured on Apple’s App Store ‘App of the Day’, Google Play’s ‘Indie Corner’, as well as the front page of Steam and top-selling charts on Nintendo Switch. Learn more at www.AdamvisionStudios.com.

About SneakyBox

SneakyBox is a development studio focusing on games, VR/AR products, and interactive engineering solutions. Since 2012 the company has been steadily growing and gaining expert knowledge in various scale and type projects: in-house games production, full game development services, including porting to all major platforms, virtual and augmented reality experiences, and interactive solutions for complex engineering projects. SneakyBox currently has more than 40 people working on various different projects. More information about the studio at http://sneakybox-studios.com.

 

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