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Atari and Playlogic Set Sail on the High Seas With 'Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales'

- Atari Signs Global Distribution Deal With Playlogic for PC Pirate Game -

NEW YORK, July 7 -- Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) today announced the Company has signed a deal with Playlogic Entertainment to distribute the new action-adventure role-playing game Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales throughout Europe, the US and Asia. Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales dares gamers to become the mightiest and most dreaded pirate of the sea. The game is scheduled for release for the Windows platform in September 2006. Developed by Russian developer Akella, the creators of Sea Dogs, Age of Sail II, and Pirates of the Caribbean, Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales invites players to experience all the swashbuckling excitement and reckless adventuring of a pirate's life on the Caribbean Sea during the 17th century. "Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales is an exciting title to add to our PC line-up," said Rick Mehler, Director of Marketing, Atari, Inc. "Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales provides a deep role playing experience that encourages development of captain, crew, ships, towns, fighting abilities, weapons and more. With a chest full of features, Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales is a treasure of a game." "We are very excited that Atari is our distribution partner for Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales," said Stefan Layer, Vice President and Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Playlogic. "Atari has an excellent worldwide distribution network, a highly motivated team and the right marketing approach. We are looking forward to working with them." In Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales, players take the role of reckless fortune-hunter Blaze or alternatively his red-headed daredevil stepsister Beatrice, and sail the rough seas in a tall ship with a loyal crew of vicious cutthroats and fierce corsairs. As players navigate through the Caribbean Sea, they will encounter massive naval battles and sword fights, take on challenging quests, conquer and manage colonies, trade goods and plunder merchant convoys to make fortunes. Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales features a wealth of gaming treasures such as 16 different sail ships, varying weather conditions, day and night cycles, multiplayer battles with up to 16 opponents and multiplayer modes including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Defend the Convoy and Capture the Fort. For more information on Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales, visit http://www.ageofpiratesthegame.com . For more information about Atari's entire product line up visit http://www.atari.com About Playlogic Playlogic Entertainment, Inc. is an independent publisher of entertainment software for consoles, PCs, handhelds, mobile devices, and other digital media. Playlogic, established in early 2002, publishes game concepts across various genres. The company distributes its products worldwide through all available channels, online and offline. Playlogic, who currently has approximately 75 employees, is listed on the OTC BB under the symbol "PLGC" and is headquartered in New York and Amsterdam. Its internal studio is based in Breda (The Netherlands). Playlogic's portfolio includes games that are being developed by several teams at Playlogic Game Factory, Playlogic's in-house development studio based in Breda, as well as games developed by a number of studios throughout the world. Currently, 11 games on 16 platforms are under development, including "Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales," "Age of Pirates: Captain Blood," "Ancient Wars: Sparta," and "Infernal," which will be published this year. "World Racing 2," "Knights of the Temple 2" and "Gene Troopers" have been released throughout Europe and will be released in the course of the year in the US. Playlogic is always looking for additional, high-quality games and acquires products that can be exploited in the complete value chain of digital entertainment products from games at retail to mobile games and digital TV. About Atari New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) develops interactive games for all platforms and is one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company's 1,000+ titles include hard-core, genre-defining franchises such as DRIVER TM , The Matrix TM (Enter The Matrix and The Matrix: Path of Neo), and Test Drive ® ; and mass-market and children's franchises such as Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues TM and Dora the Explorer TM , and Dragon Ball Z ® . Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext - ISIN: FR-0000052573), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit http://www.atari.com .
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