ATARI ANNOUNCES BOILING POINT: ROAD TO HELL
Revolutionary Open World First-Person Action Game Coming to PC in 2005
LOS ANGELES, California - October 18, 2004 - Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) will bring Boiling Point: Road to Hell, a new first-person action game featuring a massive open-ended game world, to the personal computer in Spring 2005. Boiling Point: Road to Hell will combine intense armed combat with exploration and interaction with a vast and seamless open-ended gaming world. Boiling Point: Road to Hell is in development by Ukrainian developer Deep Shadows and is scheduled for release in Spring 2005.
"Boiling Point: Road to Hell will push the boundaries of what people think first-person action games can do, with its unbelievable scale of the game world and the ability to choose your own path," said Wim Stocks, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Atari. "Working with Deep Shadows is really exciting - they bring a fresh look and innovative ideas to a genre that needs new avenues for exploration."
In Boiling Point: Road to Hell, gamers will travel to the present day jungles of South America and battle competing factions in a brutal guerrilla war. Developer Deep Shadows' innovative game engine streams the beautifully rendered environment, creating a non-linear gameplay experience, with no loading times or separate levels, creating a continuous world spanning hundreds of miles. To make the most of the environment, a massive range of vehicles will be at the disposal of the player, as well as a vast array of weapons.
The wide open game world features an array of different AI factions with which the player can interact, and hundreds of diverse missions to create an original experience each time the game is played. Combined with the vast seamless gaming world, the result is gameplay freedom and replayability on an unprecedented scale.
Boiling Point: Road to Hell is scheduled for release on personal computer in spring 2005.
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 games such as DRIV3RTM, Enter the MatrixTM, Neverwinter NightsTM, StuntmanTM, Test Drive®, Unreal® Tournament 2004, and Unreal® Championship; and mass-market and children's games such as Backyard SportsTM, Nickelodeon's Blue's CluesTM and Dora the ExplorerTM, Civilization®, Dragon Ball Z® and RollerCoaster Tycoon®. 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 www.atari.com.