Backyard Sports Returns With Sandlot Sluggers

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image003image003Batter up! Atari, one of the world’s most recognized videogame publishers, hits a home run with the all-new Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers videogame for the Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS and a downloadable Windows PC version shipping out May 25, 2010. Based on one of the best selling kids’ sports videogame series, Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers allows players to join their favorite neighborhood friends and play ball in fun and exciting arcade style sports action. Sandlot Sluggers, developed by HB Studios, is a completely new take on a longtime favorite franchise with all-new features, updated graphics, enhanced gameplay, and extensive options that will keep players and gamers alike enthusiastically entertained.

Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers is a big evolution for the number one kids sports videogame brand with a whole host of fun, new features while keeping true to the classic rules of the sport,” says Jim Wilson, President and CEO of Atari, Inc. “With fun comedic scenarios, cool and imaginative power-ups, mini-games, your favorite characters and the all new story-mode, the overall gameplay experience is sure to entertain kids and their friends over and over again.”

Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers offers hours of entertainment with laugh out loud comedic commentary and exaggerated animations for a one-of-a-kind gaming experience. The game is packed with loads of surprises to keep kids coming back for more and stars a neighborhood full of fun and diverse kids – both fan favorite characters and new friends. Additionally, Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers is feature-rich with multiplayer tournaments, mini games, eight different interactive fields, season mode, family mode, quick play and an all new story mode setting, never seen before in a kids sports game. Super charged power-ups and stunning visuals making gameplay result in an irresistible game for kids.

Allowing kids to follow traditional baseball rules, Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers is an intuitive game with kid-appropriate content that combines realism with fantasy while beingbys-game-packages-smlbys-game-packages-sml wholesome and non-violent. Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers will be available for Xbox 360 ($29.99), Wii ($29.99), and Nintendo DS ($29.99).

For more information, please log onto www.atari.com.or visit backyardsports.com

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