New York – Physical retro consoles and games are hot right now, especially since Nintendo launched its diminutive NES Classic. Not to be outdone, Atari is bringing back one of its most well-known titles, albeit in a more environmentally-friendly package.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is relaunching in limited release this holiday season. Now a new generation of fans will be able to enjoy the thrill of unexpectedly falling into pits.
To make things even better, Atari is taking 21st century concerns into account. The new cartridges will be fully recyclable. This will allow jaded players to bury their games without any fear of damaging the environment. In fact, one Atari employee claims each cartridge, once composted, provides enough plant nutrition to feed a redwood tree sapling for a year.
“This should not surprise anyone,” said the unnamed employee, “because the original game was already 90% crap.”
Written by C.W. Briar