Tempest 4000 Available Now on Atari VCS and Nintendo Switch

Tempest 4000 Available Now on Atari VCS and Nintendo Switch

It’s time to feed your head to the web — again! Today, iconic video game publisher Atari announced the Atari VCS and Nintendo Switch launch of Tempest 4000, the critically acclaimed, hyper-kinetic latest entry to one of the most popular arcade games of all time! 

In Tempest 4000, the powerful Claw spacecraft returns, fully equipped to destroy deadly creatures and other obstructions with rapid-fire shots on vibrant geometric prisms. A psychedelic palette of eye-melting neon visuals and fast-paced shooter gameplay set to an adrenaline-pumping techno soundtrack awaits existing fans and new audiences in this collaborative love-letter project from legendary game designer Jeff Minter and Atari.

The original Tempest is considered one of the most beloved arcade titles in history and is hallmarked as one of the first video games to use 3D vector graphics. Featured notably across pop culture — including in Ernest Cline’s dystopian Ready Player One novel, Tempest 4000 remains authentic to the original while incorporating pulse-pounding new gameplay features.

Key Features of Tempest 4000 Include:

  • A Blast from the Past: Take down hordes of enemies in this fast-paced, retro-arcade style shooter
  • Pick a Mode, Any Mode: Pick from three different game modes including Classic, Pure and Survival that will push your skills to the limit
  • Level Up: Progress and conquer 100 unique geometric levels by destroying enemies with various weapons and power-ups, and by earning upgrades through bonus rounds
  • Scale the Leaderboards: Show off your high score in your quest to be recognized as number one 
  • Get Bass Boosted: Enjoy the beats of a thumping soundtrack inspired by early 1990’s techno

Developed by Llamasoft, in partnership with designer Jeff Minter, and published by Atari, Tempest 4000 will release on Atari VCS and Nintendo Switch on March 22, 2022. The game is also available for purchase on Steam for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for $19.99.


Tempest Coming to Atari VCS & Nintendo Switch Trailer:


Tempest Announcement Trailer for Atari VCS & Nintendo Switch:


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