Atari® — one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers — are thrilled to announce today the launch of Akka Arrh onto PC via Steam, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One & Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and Atari VCS.
From legendary designer Jeff Minter, Akka Arrh, once believed only to be a rumored prototype, delivers a rhythmically flowing, fast-paced arcade experience directly out of the 80s, wholly revamped for modern hardware.
“With Akka Arrh, not only did we get a chance to work with one of the creative minds that helped build the modern video game industry in Jeff Minter, but we also got to release a fantastic new game that is true to our retro-inspired roots,” said Atari CEO Wade Rosen.
Tinged with Minter’s sense of humor and prolific graphic style, Akka Arrh is the visionary showcase of his love of psychedelic color and light, combined with his ability to create pure retro-inspired bliss. A frenzied kaleidoscope of neon insanity, Akka Arrh is one of the rarest games of the 80s gaming era, but brings back the nostalgic arcade experience with a vengeance.
A mesmerizingly chaotic tube shooter boasting a psychedelic visual explosion of color, Akka Arrh embodies the neon style and “just one more round” mentality of the arcade era perfectly. Blast through swaths of enemy waves while manning the titular akka arrh, a suped-up cannon just begging to be unleashed, and experience not just one of Atari’s rarest games, but one of the rarest games of all time!
- A Whirlwind of Electrifying Color: From the mind of Jeff Minter, players will experience a cascade of words, color, shapes and sound flows as they mount the akka arrh and fend off attackers
- Ready, Aim, Fire!: Akka Arrh shares the name with the game’s titular star cannon, in which players control from a fixed turret called the Sentinel. Featuring fast-paced wave-shooter action, players will prevent enemies from penetrating the Sentinel’s perimeter, zooming into close range combat and beat them back if they penetrate their defenses.
- Mystifying Modes to Master: With two modes of play, pilots can start from the beginning and battle their way through 50 unique levels, or pick up where they left off to power through to the end
Developed by Llamasoft and legendary game designer Jeff Minter, who previously brought the original Tempest and its successor Tempest 4000™ to life, Akka Arrh embodies his signature and recognizable light-synth style.
Akka Arrh is available now on PC via Steam, Xbox S|X, PlayStation 4|5, and Nintendo Switch for $19.99 USD.