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Posted November 11, 2011

 

Atari’s Asteroids: Gunner Readies, Aims and Fires onto iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Evolved Free-to-play Version of All-time Classic Asteroids Features Dual-stick Action and 150 Unique Levels

LOS ANGELES – Nov. 10, 2011 – Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, announced the launch of Asteroids®: Gunner today on the App Store. Asteroids: Gunner is a free-to-play, dual-stick action shooter for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, developed by Fluik Entertainment, the minds behind Office Jerk. In the first original sequel to the genre-defining arcade game Asteroids, released in 1979, players will journey across multiple galaxies in search of valuable cosmic crystals and exciting asteroid-blasting action. A turn-based multiplayer Challenge Mode is due for release in the game’s first update, expected to hit later this year.

Take on the role of the Gunner on a journey across the galaxies, blasting his way through deadly asteroid fields and alien fleets as he works his way to the top of the gritty crystal mining industry. With three different ships under his command and three dangerous galaxies with 150 total enemy waves to crush, players will have a literal and metaphorical blast as they gain rank promotions and collect cosmic crystals in order to buy upgrades that will transform their space crafts into undeniable asteroid-destroying machines.

Features include:

  • Three all-new galaxies to explore and conquer, with 150 waves of asteroids and alien warships to obliterate
  • Dual-stick controls for firing and movement, perfect for non-stop blasting action
  • Access to three unique space crafts to pilot: the Miner, the Bomber and the Dart
  • Legions of power-ups and upgrades to customize your ship and turn it into an unstoppable force
  • Earn Crystals and purchase Space Bucks to unlock new galaxies and powerful upgrades
  • An extensive achievement system that lets you earn ranks… and bragging rights
  • OpenFeint and Game Center integration

“The successful launch of Atari’s Greatest Hits this summer exceeded our expectations for the iOS platform, garnering over 3 million downloads to date,” said Jim Wilson, CEO of Atari.   “Asteroids: Gunner capitalizes on the innovation and potential of the app store and sets the path for more great games based on our legendary franchises while launching new original titles that meet the expectations of our dedicated fans and broader consumer base.”

To download Asteroids: Gunner from the App Store, please use the following link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id474572720

View the official launch video trailer on the Atari YouTube page at: www.youtube.com/atari

Head over to the official Asteroids: Gunner Facebook page and “Like” it for future updates: www.facebook.com/AsteroidsGunner.

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A press kit for Asteroids: Gunner may be downloaded with the following link: www.triplepointpr.com/dl/atari/Asteroids_Gunner_DPK.zip (20MB)

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About ATARI, SA

Atari group is a global creator, producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Atari’s brands and content are available across all key traditional and digital distribution touch points, including browser-based and social online platforms, Windows PC, consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony Computer Entertainment America, and advanced smart phones (i.e. iPhone, Android and RIM devices). Divisions of Atari, SA include Cryptic Studios, Eden Studios, Atari Interactive, Inc. and Atari, Inc.

Atari benefits from the strength of its worldwide brand and its extensive catalogue of contemporary classic game franchises (Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Lunar Lander®), original owned franchises (Test Drive®, Backyard Sports®, Deer Hunter®), MMO games from Cryptic Studios (Star Trek™ Online, Champions™) and third party franchises (Ghostbusters®, Rollercoaster Tycoon®, Dungeons and Dragons®). Atari also leverages the power of its franchises to deliver movies and merchandise to consumers around the world.

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About Fluik Entertainment

Founded in 2009, Fluik Entertainment is an Edmonton-based game developer focused on iPad and iPhone projects with broad appeal. For more information, visit www.fluik.com and follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FluikGames and Facebook at www.facebook.com/FluikEntertainment.

 

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