"We've worked closely with Atari to ensure this controller is optimized to the fullest extent for each game offered in their app," said Craig Olson, CEO, Discovery Bay Games. "We've designed the Atari Arcade so that it delivers a cool-factor for today's digital gamer that's both nostalgic and sleek."
To begin using the Atari Arcade, consumers should first download the "Atari's Greatest Hits" app from the App Store. With the app installed, simply connect the iPad into the Atari Arcade's dock and then take control playing up to 100 Atari classics including Asteroids®, Centipede® and Missile Command®. Unlike wireless connections, this hard-wired dock provides accurate and speedy response to actions taken with the joystick or control buttons while also powering the Atari Arcade without the need for batteries.
"The Atari Arcade brings an entirely new dimension to our already successful 'Atari's Greatest Hits' app," said Lee Jacobson, SVP of Licensing, Atari Inc. "The Atari Arcade controller delivers a true mobile arcade experience."
The Atari Arcade will be available for $59.99 at Target (October 2, 2011); Apple Stores, Apple.com, and Toys R Us (November 1, 2011).