Atari Breaks Out Breakout: BoostTM for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – Dec. 15, 2011 – Atari, one of the world’s most recognised publishers and developers of interactive entertainment, today announced the launch of Breakout: Boost™ on the App Store. Available as a free download for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Breakout: Boost combines classic fun with new features such as Boost Control, which allows players to adjust ball speed on the fly and customise their brick-breaking experience. Five levels full of bricks to smash are included in the free download, with over 200 additional levels available through in-app purchases. Download Breakout: Boost for free at http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/breakout-boost/id476059948?mt=8.

Breakout: Boost gives players the enduringly popular brick-breaking gameplay that Atari first brought to the market in 1976, alongside new, original features. In addition to new types of balls to break new types of bricks, players can experience Boost Control, a speed slider which can be used any time to slow down or speed up ball velocity. Faster speeds bring higher points for those who might look to compete on leaderboards, while slower speeds allow players of any skill level to complete levels at whatever pace they choose.

Breakout: Boost’s key features include: 

• Boost Control allows players to manually adjust the ball’s speed, scaling up the speed to increase the score multiplier 

• Five free levels and over 200 more unique brick layouts available in-app 

• Special ball upgrades to aid your destruction, such as the Fire, Acid, Splitting and Grenade balls 

• New and unique brick varieties standing in your way, including Exploding, Mystery, x4 and Metal bricks

• Save and restore in-progress games, so you can stop and start at your convenience 

• Game Center and OpenFeint integration for score leaderboards and achievements

“We’ve seen great success on the iTunes App Store – first with Atari’s Greatest Hits this summer and again with the recent launch of Asteroids: Gunner™, the first original version of  one of our classic and world-renowned franchises available for iOS devices: iPhone, iPad and iPod touch,” said Jim Wilson, CEO of Atari. “Today’s launch builds off of and continues that success, bringing the official version of one of the most popular game genres of all time to legions of Atari fans and iOS gamers alike.”

To download  Breakout: Boost from the App Store, please use the following link: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/breakout-boost/id476059948?mt=8.

Head over and “Like” the official  Breakout: Boost Facebook page to stay tuned for future content updates:  www.facebook.com/breakout.

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A press kit containing a fact sheet and various game-related assets may be downloaded using the following link:  www.triplepointpr.com/dl/atari/Breakout-Boost_DPK.zip (11MB)

For more information please visit:  www.atari.com.

About ATARI, SA

Atari ( www.atari.com) is a multi-platform, global interactive entertainment and licensing company. The original innovator of video gaming, founded in 1972, 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®, Backyard Sports®, Deer Hunter®, Ghostbusters®, and Rollercoaster Tycoon®. Atari capitalizes on these powerful properties by delivering compelling games online (i.e. browser, Facebook® and digital download), on smartphones and tablets and other connected devices. The Company also develops and distributes interactive entertainment for video game consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony. As a licensor, Atari extends its brand and franchises into other media, merchandising and publishing categories.

Atari has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Lyon and London.

© 2011 Atari Interactive, Inc. All rights reserved. 

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