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Atari classic to make debut on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network this summer

Posted by: Nathaniel at 3/30/2011 11:11 AM
Are you hankering for some classic Atari 2600 action in 2011?
Are you old enough to have played an Atari 2600 unironically?
Do you even know what an Atari 2600 is?

Even if the answer to those questions are a resounding "NO!' you still need to know that Atari, whose about as old school and a streaking Will Ferrell, will release a remake of its classic title, Warlords, onto Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network this summer.

Warlords, developed by Griptonite Games, will feature one-to-four player action in which gamers will defend their castle while at the same time rallying troops, capturing control points, collecting power-ups, and destroying the other factions.  It's being called a whimsical reinvention of the beloved classic that I know nothing about.

If you want to know more, click here and here.








DEFEND YOUR KINGDOM IN ATARI’S CLASSIC REMAKE OF WARLORDS™

Multiplayer Mayhem and Arcade Action with an Atari Twist, Makes Warlords a Standout on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network in Summer 2011


Los Angeles, CA — March 29, 2011 — Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment announced today that Warlords, a remake of the classic Atari 2600 title, will be making its debut on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®Network in Summer 2011.

Warlords is a one-to-four player, arcade action game in which players will defend their castles from mischievous minions and ferocious fireballs spun from the mouth of a maniacal dragon. In this whimsical reinvention of the beloved classic, players will face the ultimate battle of speed, strategy and survival.

In addition, the game will increasingly challenge players to multitask as they strive to shield the castle walls and simultaneously rally troops to capture control points, collect power-ups and destroy the other warring factions.
“Warlords infuses the arcade action genre with a bold and vibrant visual style coupled with robust strategy gameplay,” says Jim Wilson, President and CEO of Atari, Inc. “It exemplifies our design goals and company strategy as we reintroduce these classic brands to a new generation of gamers.”

KEY FEATURES:
Protect the stronghold! Defend your castle walls from the destruction of fast-flying fireballs with your mighty shield. Move the shield around the perimeter of your castle with precision and speed to deflect the fireballs or grab onto and charge fireballs to release even more devastating attacks back at your opponents.
Multiple local/online game modes sweeten the quest for power and allow for cooperative and competitive battles with up to 4 players. Select the faction of your choice and engage in a number of competitive variations, including co-op siege mode, 2v2 or classic free-for-all battles.
Rally your Troops and pit them against your foes. Your loyal posse brings a layer of depth and replayability to every battle, and can be sent off to capture control points, gather power-ups to immobilize your enemies or bolster your defenses. Manage your troops wisely to gain the battlefield advantage!

Developed by Griptonite Games, Warlords will be available in Summer 2011. For more information, please log onto www.atari.com or www.atari.com/warlords

Below please find a link to the launch trailer:
http://basket.atari-press.com/PVZAtaria4a416c47357224415256418976.zip

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