AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - October 4, 2005 - Atari today presented its full line-up of forthcoming titles for the next-generation Xbox 360TM and current-gen Xbox® video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft. With presentations of the titles at Microsoft's X05 event in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Atari is cementing its commitment to Microsoft's next generation hardware with three outstanding original games, and supporting the current Xbox with strong licenses and highly anticipated titles.
"The games we are currently working on for Xbox 360 represent a diverse offering, with the focus squarely on delivering quality and an astounding next-gen experience," said Cyril Voiron, Marketing Director, Atari Europe. "At the same time, the upcoming Xbox titles represent some of the most exciting and powerful properties, franchises and licenses in the video game market place today."
Alone in the Dark (Xbox 360)
Featuring a unique gameplay structure adapted for a broader audience, 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.
Test Drive Unlimited (Xbox 360)
Packed with over 100 vehicles, one thousand plus miles of open roads, and an abundance of online options, Test Drive: Unlimited is the ultimate online automotive gaming experience. Making full use of Xbox® LiveTM, racers around the world will challenge others to join them in the virtual paradise of the game's persistent online racing world. Test Drive: Unlimited is being developed by Eden Games and is scheduled for release in spring 2006.
TimeShift (Xbox 360, Xbox)
The unprecedented technology in TimeShift empowers gamers with the ability to slow, stop and reverse the flow of time around them while remaining completely unaffected. These complex and original time control scenarios are integral to the gameplay, and take first-person action games in an entirely new direction. Developed by Saber Interactive and scheduled for release on Xbox 360 in spring 2006, and Xbox in summer 2006.
The Matrix: Path of NeoTM (Xbox)
Set in the Matrix film universe, The Matrix: Path of Neo empowers gamers to actually play as "Neo," the central character, and relive his most important and memorable scenarios from the complete film trilogy. Throughout the game, the path the player takes to resolve each scenario and the resulting consequences will be scripted and directed by the Wachowski Brothers. The Matrix: Path of Neo incorporates the storyline and footage from all three feature films, as well as THE ANIMATRIX. The game includes the likenesses of all of the films' key actors -- Keanu Reeves (Neo), Laurence Fishburne (Morpheus), Carrie-Ann Moss (Trinity), and Hugo Weaving (Agent Smith) - as well as several sequences of film-quality live-action, full-motion footage (FMV) and Hollywood-quality effect sequences. The Matrix: Path of Neo is being developed by Shiny Entertainment and scheduled for release in November 2005.
Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure (Xbox)
With players taking the role of Trane, a young graffiti artist striving to become a legend, Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure promises to be an homage to graffiti's rich culture. Told through an alternate reality in a futuristic universe, the game represents the culmination of seven years of story and character development by fashion pioneer Marc Ecko, the visionary behind several of today's most respected youth lifestyle brands. Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure is being developed by The Collective and is scheduled for release in November 2005.
Driver: Parallel Lines (Xbox)
The genre-defining Driver franchise returns to its gameplay roots in Driver: Parallel Lines, with highly sophisticated, adrenaline-pumping car chase AI and unprecedented vehicle dynamics and physics. Driver: Parallel Lines is set in a photorealistic interpretation of New York City, features a seamless open mission structure integrated around a central storyline, and will be one of the first games of the genre to incorporate online play for console versions. Driver: Parallel Lines is being developed by Reflections Interactive and is scheduled for release in spring 2006.
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.
Xbox (http://www.xbox.com) is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The tag line, "It's good to play together," captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.
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 Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is a developer of interactive entertainment products for the PC and next-generation consoles. The company is a leader in the research and development of 3D rendering technology and applies its findings to create visually spectacular and unique games. Saber Interactive has developed one of the most sophisticated cross-platform game engines in the industry, the Saber3d Engine. Headquartered in Cranford, New Jersey with a second development office in St. Petersburg, Russia, the company employs an extremely talented team of software engineers, artists and designers with extensive experience in game development. For more information, visit www.saber3d.com.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a Warner Bros, Entertainment Company, is a premier licensor and a developer of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including consoles, PC-based gaming and wireless applications.
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About The Collective
Part of Foundation 9 Entertainment (www.F9E.com), the largest independent game developer in North America, The Collective is a leading developer of console video games, and known for groundbreaking third-person action adventure games, including the critically acclaimed Indiana Jones and the Emperor's TombTM, Buffy the Vampire SlayerTM and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the SithTM. The Collective is based in Newport Beach, CA and can be found on the web at: www.collectivestudios.com.
The Collective, along with Backbone, Pipeworks, ImaginEngine, and Digital Eclipse make up Foundation 9 Entertainment. The company's studios have developed more than 250 titles, including more than 50 in 2004 alone. Foundation 9 Entertainment employs more than 325 employees, and has offices in Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Emeryville, Vancouver, Boston, Eugene, and Honolulu. For more information on Foundation 9 Entertainment, please visit: www.F9E.com.
About Infogrames Entertainment and Atari
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
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