So, Atari 51: The Anniversary Celebration, then?

Just over a year after the release of Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration, Atari has announced an update that will bring 12 new games to the collection, with more to come. The first wave of free DLC will arrive December 5th, and will include games from the Atari 2600’s heyday, player-powered homebrews, and lost prototypes.

Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration’s holiday update brings 12 new titles to the anthology, giving novice gaming historians an even deeper look into the legacy of the grandfather of the gaming industry. A mix of prototypes, homebrews, and official titles, this new update seeks to expand the library of the interactive virtual museum Atari 50 brought to players in 2022. This update isn’t exhaustive, though — it’s the first of many planned by Atari and its partner in video game preservation Digital Eclipse. Future planned updates will expand the title’s repertoire with more games, concept art, and additional behind-the-scenes interviews with industry legends.

Although we didn’t have official word on what the 12 games will be when preparing coverage, a recent post on Twitter (or whatever) offered some clues:

More than just a collection of games, Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration offers a vibrant journey through the company’s past. Titles for eight distinct Atari hardware platforms across five decades are included in the package, along with a library of published works that illustrate Atari’s influence on the evolution of mainstream gaming.

In his review of Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration from November of 2022, Pure Nintendo’s Trevor Gould concluded that, “Whether you’re looking for a nostalgic kick, curious to check out rare titles, or looking to bone up on games of a bygone era, Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration has you covered,” and awarded the game a 9/10 rating.

Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration is available now in the Nintendo eShop for $39.99. For more information, visit