“M Network represents a unique moment in Atari’s early history, and this acquisition expands the Atari 2600 catalog in a meaningful way,” said Atari CEO Wade Rosen. “We have the potential to reintroduce these titles in a number of ways, ranging from rereleasing them in collections to creating new games based on the acquired IPs.”
Atari also acquired the corresponding rights to the M Network brand. M Network was a video game division within Mattel that produced games for the Atari 2600 video game system during the 1980s. Usually reworked versions of games that they had made for their own Intellivision console
The M Network acquisition is the third expansion in 2023 that expands Atari’s classic games catalog. In March, Atari announced the acquisition of a dozen classic arcade games, including Berzerk and Frenzy. In April, Atari announced the acquisition of 100 PC and console titles from the 1980s and 1990s, including notable games from the Bubsy, Hardball, and Demolition Racer series.