Atari’s Haunted House – Then and Now! New Screens!

Man, how times have changed! The good folks over at Atari just sent us over some pretty sweet screenshots of their revamping of the classic 1982 Atari 2600 game Haunted House. Thirtysomethings? Prepare to take a trip down memory lane!

From the Press Release:
Enter the Haunted House, if you dare. Atari’s classic groundbreaking game has returned with more chills, cool new unlockables and plenty of spooky new enemies. The terrifying fun that lies within Graves Mansion is back as Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, scares up its legendary classic Haunted House — re-imagined for a new generation of gamers in celebration of the title’s 30th anniversary. Haunted House will take control of Wii®, Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC download this fall with suspense filled challenges, new chilling environments and more frightful enemies than ever before.

Haunted House pays homage to the classic favorite as players fight for their lives in Graves Mansion as the grandchildren of the original character that disappeared without a trace in the evil mansion over 30 years ago. Chased by pesky poltergeists, haunted by scary skeletons and exhausted from battles with creepy creatures, players are in a goosebump-inducing fight to explore the dark and creepy depths of Graves Mansion in search of the four lost pieces of the magical urn. The players’ goal is to reassemble the urn and defend their family’s legacy with the aid of mystical tomes, powerful light sources and multiple keys.

“The glowing eyes and mysterious urn of Haunted House still resonate with gamers who made the original franchise a blockbuster hit,” says Jim Wilson, President of Atari. “Atari looks forward to introducing a new generation of gamers to the fun and suspense of Graves Mansion and bringing families together with the magic that is Haunted House.”

The pick up-and-play arcade-style adventure allows players to jump right in and begin battling for their family’s legacy and explore the dark and mysterious levels. An eerie, 3D-rich environment of towers, basements and catacombs draws players into the haunted world and cursed story. Find hidden treasures, solve puzzles, fight bosses and navigate through the spooky mansion and multiple levels on the way to a showdown with Zachary Graves.

For more info check out Atari Haunted House online! Enough talk! Dig on the comparison shots below!

Atari's Haunted House - Then and Now! New Screens!

Atari's Haunted House - Then and Now! New Screens!

Atari's Haunted House - Then and Now! New Screens!

Atari's Haunted House - Then and Now! New Screens!

Atari's Haunted House - Then and Now! New Screens!

Atari's Haunted House - Then and Now! New Screens!

Atari's Haunted House - Then and Now! New Screens!

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  • kiddcapone

    I still remember the Christmas when I ripped open Haunted House for my Atari 2600 and ran to the console to pop it in. I never quite got the point of the game, but then again, many Atari games didn’t make much sense either. I guess that was part of the charm. Glad to see they brought the eyeballs back.

  • Mr. Dark

    This makes me UNBELIEVABLY happy. So much joy. Oh, the joy.