NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari®, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, today announced the upcoming release of Asteroids: Outpost™ for PC. This bold re-imagining of the world-renowned 1979 arcade shooter puts players in the role of a deep space miner, as they struggle for survival in the asteroid belt. Asteroids: Outpost reinvents the classic Atari title as an open world, sandbox style, survival experience, where players mine, build and defend their base and grow their fortune as they go "from rocks to riches".
Set in the distant future, Asteroids: Outpost thrusts players into a harsh deep space environment. While on a massive, unforgiving asteroid, players face the challenges of exploring the asteroid, collecting resources, scavenging for ore, crafting equipment, and expanding their territory as they build highly customized bases - all while forming alliances and fighting off other players in challenging multiplayer gameplay. Recurring showers of smaller asteroids represent a source of wealth and a threat as players shoot down these incoming projectiles to defend their claims and harvest their components.
"Asteroids is one of the most iconic titles in Atari's portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises, and we're looking forward to ushering the game into today's digital gaming era," said Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari. "We're paying homage to the original Asteroids by incorporating classic features such as asteroid blasting capabilities, while introducing a completely new premise and gameplay. Asteroids: Outpost will appeal to both fans of the classic Asteroids as well as enthusiasts of immersive survival games and expansive MMOs."
Developed by Salty Games, Asteroids: Outpost will be available on PC. To keep up with the latest on Asteroids: Outpost, visit www.asteroidsoutpost.com. Fans can also join the conversation by liking Asteroids: Outpost on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/asteroidsgame and following Asteroids: Outpost on Twitter, @Atari_Asteroids.
Atari (www.atari.com) is an interactive entertainment production company. As an iconic brand that transcends generations and audiences, the company is globally recognized for its multi-platform, interactive entertainment and licensed products. 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®, and RollerCoaster Tycoon®.
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About Salty Games
Salty Games is a new game development studio based in Los Angeles, California. The team is composed of industry veterans with decades of AAA development experience on some of the largest franchises in multiplayer gaming, including Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Call of Duty: Ghost, Star Trek Online and many more. Salty Games is supported with technical and infrastructure support from Arktos Entertainment Group.