Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 22, 2012
Discovery Bay Games, a leader in app-based game accessories, today announced the international availability of Atari® Arcade powered by Duo. Owing to the success of Atari Arcade in the United States, the controller is now available in Australia, Canada, France, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK.
Launched in October 2011, Atari Arcade brings a mobile, arcade-like experience to the “Atari’s Greatest Hits” app, available for iPad. To begin using Atari Arcade, consumers download the Atari’s Greatest Hits app from the App Store. Then simply place your iPad into Atari Arcade’s dock and enjoy more than 100 Atari classics like Asteroids®, Centipede® and Missile Command®.
“We are excited that fans around the world will now be able to enjoy playing Atari’s Greatest Hits on their iPads,” said Lee Jacobson, SVP of Licensing, Atari Inc.
“We’re excited that the success of Atari Arcade here in the U.S. allows us to expand our distribution internationally,” said Craig Olson, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Discovery Bay Games. “Atari is such a recognizable, worldwide brand that we’re confident Atari Arcade will experience continued success on a global scale.”
Atari Arcade is available at Apple Stores and Apple.com for the equivalent of US$60.
The Atari's Greatest Hits app is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore. Game packs are available for $0.99 (4 games) and $9.99 (all 100 games) via In-App Purchase.
About ATARI, SA
Atari (http://www.atari.com) is a multi-platform, global interactive entertainment and licensing company. The original innovator of video gaming, founded in 1972, Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises, including world renowned brands like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, Test Drive®, Backyard Sports®, Deer Hunter®, Ghostbusters®, and Rollercoaster Tycoon®. Atari capitalizes on these powerful properties by delivering compelling games online (i.e. browser, Facebook® and digital download), on smartphones and tablets and other connected devices. The Company also develops and distributes interactive entertainment for video game consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony. As a licensor, Atari extends its brand and franchises into other media, merchandising and publishing categories.
Atari has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Lyon and London.
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About Discovery Bay Games
Based in Seattle, Discovery Bay Games makes award-winning and innovative games, apps, and tablet and iOS game accessories that suit all ages and interests. The company’s mission is to bring friends and families together to play, laugh, and interact. Discovery Bay is led by experienced game developers and professionals from a bevy of game companies including Cranium, Electronic Arts, Hasbro, Microsoft/Xbox, and Screenlife. Discovery Bay partners with internationally recognized brands and licensors such as Atari, Broadway Video/Saturday Night Live, GALLOP!, Highlights for Children, and the Smithsonian Institution. For more information, visit Discovery Bay Games or follow the company on Facebook or Twitter.