Retro Reboot - Tempest 4000 Available Very Soon on Xbox One & PS4!



Here it is, an announcement of epic proportions packed with legend after legend; Atari will proudly be releasing a Retro Reboot of the epitomized arcade game Tempest, developed by the esteemed game designer Jeff Minter of Llamasoft fame! On July 17th, Tempest 4000 will officially be available for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles for $29.99.


Developed by legendary game designer Jeff Minter, Tempest 4000 remains faithful to the fast-paced gameplay of the arcade original, while adding brand new features and visually stunning graphics.

The original Tempest was one of the first videogames to use 3D vector graphics, securing itself as one of Atari’s hallmark titles and one of the most popular arcade games of all time. It has been featured prominently across pop culture – including in Ernest Cline’s dystopian Ready Player One novel.

The original Tempest Arcade Game from 1981
“Modern home consoles are the descendants of arcade gaming,” said Jeff Minter, Executive Producer of Tempest 4000 and founder of Llamasoft. “We wanted to bring the classic arcade experience into players’ homes, so both franchise legacy fans and new gamers can test their mettle.”

As in the original game, players are in control of the Claw, a powerful spacecraft equipped to destroy deadly creatures and other obstructions with rapid-fire shots on vibrant geometric prisms. With three game modes to choose from and 100 levels to conquer, players must eliminate all enemies as quickly as possible to survive, aiming for the coveted spot at the top of the leaderboards.


Additional Key Features Include:
  • Arcade Style Shooter: Hordes of enemies will test players’ reflexes in this fast-paced arcade style shoot ‘em up.
  • Visually Stunning Graphics: Revamping the look of the original arcade game, Tempest 4000 features vibrant graphics in sharp 4K resolution.
  • Multiple Game Modes: Three different game modes will push players’ skills to the limit, including Classic, Pure and Survival:
    • Classic: Equipped with three lives, players battle through enemies until all lives run out. Players can begin their next playthrough from the last completed stage with their previous high score.
    • Pure: The classic arcade mode, Pure gives players three lives to start from the beginning and progress as far as possible.
    • Survival: A brutal challenge, Survival gives players eight lives to survive as long as possible.
  • Level Up: With 100 unique geometric levels to progress through, players must equip themselves with various weapons and power-ups, earning upgrades through bonus rounds.
  • Global Leaderboards: Players can duke it out for the top spots on leaderboards for all three game modes in the quest to be recognized as number one.
  • Retro Techno Soundtrack: In true retro space shooter style, the game features a thumping soundtrack inspired by early 1990s techno.
  • Old School Gameplay: Nostalgia is here to stay with the traditional gameplay of the original Tempest with enhanced graphics on current generation consoles.
“Much of Atari’s legacy is tied to console games, and we want to continue this tradition with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launch of Tempest 4000,” said Todd Shallbetter, Chief Operating Officer of Atari. “The original Tempest is one of our most beloved titles, so it was only a matter of time before we brought this iconic arcade classic to modern consoles with today’s technology.”

Developed by Llamasoft and distributed by Nighthawk Interactive at North American retail, Tempest 4000 will be available on PlayStation®4 system and Xbox One on July 17, 2018 for $29.99. The game is rated E for Everyone, with warnings for Mild Fantasy Violence.



About Atari
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®, and RollerCoaster Tycoon®. Atari has offices in New York and Paris.

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About Llamasoft
Llamasoft was established in 1982 and has developed nearly 100 games on platforms ranging from the Sinclair ZX81 and Commodore VIC-20 to modern day gaming platforms. They have also done pioneering work in the fields of music visualization and virtual reality. Llamasoft remain committed to creating arcade gaming experiences that are exhilarating, uplifting and above all fun.

About Nighthawk Interactive
Built by a team of industry veterans, Nighthawk Interactive aims to combine proven experience with the ever-changing needs of modern game development. With a strong focus on both digital and physical publishing, co-publishing, and distribution, we help our partners successfully launch products all over the world. For more information about Nighthawk, visit http://www.NighthawkInteractive.com, and follow us on Twitter at (@NH_Interactive).



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