The Atari company decided to offer the owners of the 46-year-old Atari 2600 game console a new platformer, which will be released in the form of a cartridge. This was reported by ArsTechnica.
A cartridge called Mr. Run and Jump will cost $59.99, and pre-orders for it will start on July 31. It will be compatible with vintage consoles from 1977.
The company is positioning this release as the first 2600 cartridge release for a new Atari game since 1990. Although previously there were limited releases of cartridges – for example, for such games as Yars’ Return in 2005.
We will remind that Atari Inc. was founded in 1972 and played a significant role in shaping the video game industry. According to many experts, it is “responsible” for its development during the last decades, because it was the classic Atari games that served as a source of inspiration for many famous developers.
Original Atari, Inc. ceased to exist in 1992, but the brand has not gone anywhere – in recent years it has changed several owners and is currently owned by the French publisher Atari SA.