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ATARI COMFIRMS RETURN OF THE ALONE IN THE DARK FRANCHISE

- Next-Generation ‘Alone in the Dark’ Title for Xbox 360™ Debuts at Microsoft X05 Event -

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - October 4, 2005 - Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) today announced that Alone in the Dark, the video game that launched survival gaming and set the standard within the genre, returns with an extraordinary survival experience on the next-generation Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Debuting worldwide for the first time today at the Microsoft X05 event in Amsterdam, Alone in the Dark will provide a complete next-generation, action-packed experience within a highly detailed, free-roaming environment, featuring a mixture of astonishing real-time physics and full environmental interaction. The game is being developed by Eden Games, a leading first party studio of Infogrames Entertainment and considered amongst the finest in the industry.

"We are extremely excited about bringing Alone in the Dark to Xbox 360. Alone in the Dark is a massive global franchise that has been at the forefront of the survival genre since its inception," said Cyril Voiron, Marketing Director, Atari Europe. "With the incredibly talented Eden Games at the helm, we are supremely confident that they will deliver a visceral and gripping experience that will establish the Alone in the Dark franchise as the leader of the next-generation survival genre and once again, remain ahead of the pack."

"Alone in the Dark will look and play amazing on Xbox 360," said Peter Moore, Vice President, Worldwide Marketing and Publishing, Xbox. "The level of environmental interaction and graphical detail achievable on the system is staggering and will allow Eden to produce a game wholly worthy of the 'next-generation' tag, and provide an intense and voracious gaming experience."

Also featuring a unique gameplay structure adapted for a broader audience, Alone in the Dark aims to surpass gamers' expectations for a next-generation title and become a gaming landmark on Xbox 360.

About Eden Games

The second largest game development studio in France, Eden Games has achieved international recognition through the creation of games including V-Rally 1, 2 and 3, Need For Speed: Porsche, Kya: Dark Lineage and Titeuf. Base in Lyon, France, Eden Games is a wholly owned subsidiary of Infogrames Entertainment SA.

About Xbox 360

Xbox 360 is the next-generation video game and entertainment system that places gamers at the center of the experience. Available this holiday season in Europe, Japan and North America, Xbox 360 will ignite a new era of digital entertainment that is always connected, always personalized and always in high definition.

About Infogrames Entertainment

Infogrames Entertainment (IESA), the parent company of the Atari Group, is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (ISIN code: FR-0000052573) and has two principal subsidiaries: Atari Europe, a privately-held company, and Atari, Inc., a United States corporation listed on NASDAQ (ATAR).

The Atari Group is a major international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for all market segments and in all existing game formats (Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony) and on CD-ROM for PC. Its games are sold in more than 60 countries.

The Atari Group's extensive catalogue of popular games is based on original franchises (Driver, Alone in the Dark, V-Rally, Test Drive, Roller Coaster Tycoon, etc.) and international licenses (Matrix, Dragon Ball Z, Dungeons & Dragons, etc.).

For more information: http://www.atari.com

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 DRIVERTM, The MatrixTM, StuntmanTM and Test Drive®; and mass-market and children's franchises such as Nickelodeon's Blue's CluesTM and Dora the ExplorerTM, 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 www.atari.com.

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