So Hot Right Now

Atari's HOT PXL delivers street smart micro-game anarchy to the hands of PlayStation® Portable gamers.

Posted by Staff
LYON, FRANCE – 26 April 2006 – Atari today announced the forthcoming release of HOT PXL, the ingenious and hip new title for Sony PSP™ (PlayStation® Portable) scheduled for European release Christmas 2006. Bringing fast and furious bite-size gaming to PSP for the first time, HOT PXL comprises 200 deviously crafted micro-games based on a quirky and original story premise and drawing inspiration from street culture and the digital lifestyle.

In HOT PXL the player is charged with guiding the central character, a half-skater, half-nerd named Djon, through a typical day in his pixellated digital world. The world of HOT PXL features fast paced and varied micro-games ranging from the eccentrically outrageous, through to the subtle and cool, dipping into Atari’s rich video game history for inspiration along the way.

The rapid fire gameplay requires players to draw on their reflexes and 2D gaming prowess to get through hundreds of inspired scenarios – whether it’s blasting through an old-school style video game, busting tricks on a skateboard or a BMX, stage-diving at a pixellated concert, or just trying to cross a busy digital street.

HOT PXL will take full advantage of PSP’s unique capabilities, including the ability to download new content through an online interface, ensuring gamers receive the most evolutionary and fresh gaming experience on the scene. HOT PXL is scheduled for release on PSP Christmas 2006.