Atari has acquired Digital Eclipse, the team that’s been behind recent remakes and remasters such as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection, The Making of Karateka, Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King, as well as, fittingly, Atari 50: The Anniversary Collection.
Atari shared the news in a press release, and the acquisition of Digital Eclipse, paired with Atari acquiring Nightdive Studios earlier in 2023, helps position the company in a place where they can focus on retro games and a dedication to video game preservation.
Wade Rosen, Chairman and CEO of Atari, said:
“Digital Eclipse is the best in the world at what they do. They have a deep love and respect for the history of the games industry, and are renowned for developing critically acclaimed projects based on historic franchises. Digital Eclipse, along with Nightdive, are in perfect alignment with Atari’s DNA and renewed purpose. I’m personally excited to see where we can push the boundaries of retro innovation together.“
While Mike Mika, President and Creative Director at Atari, spoke to the excellent partnership the two teams had in the past:
“Our experience collaborating on Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration was revelatory. The trust that Atari showed our team, and our clear mutual love and respect for the content, positioned us to produce something truly remarkable. I know Atari will continue to champion our approach and that we will be bringing fans exciting new projects for years to come.”