Friday, September 10, 2010

Haunted House from Atari updated

Back in the day, one of my favorite games to play as a kid was Haunted House on my super-cool Atari game system. Actually, I still dig out my old system once in a while and am always amazed it still works and seems just as cool as it did back then.

Thanks to DC for the heads' up that the game has been updated and revamped for 2010!

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-educing fight to explore the dark and creepy depths of Graves Mansion in search of the four lost pieces of the magical urn. The player’s 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.

Sweet! Check out the official site for more info.


  1. Now I want to buy a Wii just for this game...I loved the Atari version...takes me back to the days of cell phones...and halloween meant something.

  2. Cool! I want a Wii for Wii Fit, but this will do as another excuse to get one.

  3. Good thing I bought a Wii last year. Looks like I am going to add a new title to my always growing collection of video games.