Atari®, one of the world’s most renowned consumer products and interactive entertainment brands, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Bluemouth Interactive a leading provider of premium video game products, as part of its strategy to launch Atari VCS equipment worldwide in the Australian and New Zealand markets. Atari® returns to the living room with Atari VCS, a new gaming system that combines the best consoles and PCs to delight a whole new generation of gamers and creators. Bluemouth CEO David Provence said: “It is a privilege and honour for me to work with the Atari team and be responsible for bringing this exciting new product from the iconic Atari brand to the field, both personally and professionally. Unlike other home gaming systems, Atari VCS’ unique “PC mode” also allows owners to install Windows or Linux operating systems and convert the Atari VCS to an extensible PC using the mouse and keyboard to further enjoy their favorite games and applications. Users can enjoy the ever-growing Atari world with new games, classic and remastered favorites, broadcast media and personal applications. “We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Bluemouth Interactive, where Atari VCS will be represented in Australia and New Zealand,” said Frédéric Chesnais, CEO of Atari. As one of the most famous and authentic brands, not only in the gaming industry, but also as an independent lifestyle, Atari VCS will honor its past and be ready for the future. Like the legendary Atari 2600 in 1977, the new Atari VCS will bring home entertainment and TV-oriented games to life. PSA: For those who don’t already know about it: Atari has been playing with the new game system for some time now. The Atari VCS video control system combines the best of the best consoles and a PC in an ultra versatile device. Its shape and function are inexcusably different, just as Atari fans want it to be. The time has come when this morning an official announcement was made about this new gaming system, its availability and price for Australian and New Zealand gamers.