Atari Acquires Berzerk, Frenzy, And 10 More Classic Arcade Properties

Berzerk Atari classic arcade properties acquisition

Atari has actually disclosed that it has actually obtained 12 timeless game buildings, consisting of Berzerk and also its follow up, Frenzy. 

Strangely, however, Atari did not disclose all 12 buildings that it has actually obtained. In journalism launch introducing the information, the firm just notes Berzerk and also Frenzy. Atari merely states it has actually obtained a “dozen retro arcade games” so it’s most likely the various other 10 buildings are from the exact same period of game games as Berzerk and also Frenzy. 

“Atari…announced today the acquisition of a dozen retro arcade games, including the ’80s classics Berzerk and Frenzy,” journalism launch checks out. “Atari will seek to expand digital and physical distribution of the classic titles, create new games based on the IPs, and explore brand and merchandising collaborations.”

Atari states Berzerk is “a top-down, multidirectional shooter designed by Alan McNeil that was released for arcades in 1980.” It’s probably best understood for being the initial game video clip game with speech synthesis. Following its game launch, Berzerk was ported to the Atari 2600 and also Atari 5200 by the console manufacturer. Frenzy is in fact a follow up to Berzerk initial launched in 1982. 

“Berzerk is one of those foundational games that so many people first encountered playing on an Atari console,” Atari CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Wade Rosen composes in journalism launch. “Berzerk, and the other titles included in this acquisition, are a perfect fit for our strategy of commercializing classic retro IP.”

Who understands if we’ll discover what the various other 10 retro game buildings Atari has actually obtained are – only time will certainly inform. In the meanwhile, read Game Informer’s review of Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration

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