AtariAge Announces New Atari Jaguar Titles Speedball 2 and Fantasy World Dizzy

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New games for the Atari Jaguar console are almost becoming a regular occurrence, about on par with how often Atari released them when the console was new. With fans behind these releases you know they are labors of love from the start. The genres of Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe and Fantasy World Dizzy could not be farther apart and that is what makes them an awesome pairing for this announcement.

Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe is based on the 1990 video game by the Bitmap Brothers. If you like brutal futuristic sports with their feet firmly planted in real life sports then this is your game. Described as a cross between handball and hockey with violent tendencies, Speedball 2 is definitely unique. Interestingly, out of all the platforms this game hit originally, the Super Nintendo was not one of them.

Speedball has been kept alive and well with new releases for the originaly PlayStation (Speedball 2100), Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe in 2007 (Xbox Live Arcade), Speedball 2: Evolution in 2011 (Sony PlayStation Portable and PS3) and in 2013 Speedball 2 HD hit Steam.

The Atari Jaguar release of Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe features the ability to save League and Cup games can be saved. This is also the first 6MB Atari Jaguar release by AtariAge, with many more to come.

Next up we have Fantasy World Dizzy a 2D side scrolling action platform title that was originally created by the Oliver Twins for Codemasters. This one also hit plenty of platforms years ago, most prominently the Atari ST and Commodore Amiga computers (the Nintendo Entertainment System version would take nearly three decades to see release).

Fantasy World Dizzy features action, platforming, and some puzzle solving elements that break up the action. Anyone that is a fan of Dizzy knows what to expect here, just now it is on the Atari Jaguar console.

Both Speedball 2 and Fantasy World Dizzy will be available in three different color cartridge shells. Dizzy will be limited to 250 copies total so get in now while you can because resellers are surely eyeing this release hedging their bets on which is going to be the rarer color (and no one likes paying reseller prices).

Head over to the AtariAge store and secure your pre-order.

Source: AtariAge forums

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