Atari has announced that its new Flashback 2 plug-and-play console will feature classic Activision titles Pitfall! and River Raid.

The new deal is something of a landmark in the history of the two companies - Activision was originally established back in 1979 by a group of ex-Atari developers who were fed up for not receiving credit for the games they created.

With its unique (at the time, obviously) side-scrolling platform action, Pitfall! was an instant hit when it was released in 1982. River Raid, which saw you flying a jet in a race to hit targets and collect fuel, followed two years later and was also a huge success.

The Flashback 2 features more than 40 retro titles, including arcade classics such as Missile Command, Asteroids and Combat, previously unreleased games and rare homebrew programs designed by fans of Atari's early consoles.

News - Atari and Activision team up /// Eurogamer


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