NEW YORK, Oct. 16 / -- Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR), one of the world's most recognized brands and a third-party video game publisher, today announced that You Are Empty, Death to Spies and Dawn of Magic ® for Windows PC have shipped to retailers across North America. You are Empty, Death to Spies, and Dawn of Magic are all rated M for Mature and will each be available at the suggested retail price of $29.95.
"We are excited to bring these innovative 1C titles to the North American market," said Todd Slepian, Producer, Atari, Inc. "Each title offers players a unique world to discover and fascinating gameplay: You are Empty throws gamers into an alternate history of the late 1950's Soviet Union, Death to Spies offers players a chance to be stealth spies during World War II, and Dawn of Magic presents a medieval world where players must rely solely on magic. These games offer intense immersive gameplay with interesting twists on tried and true genres."
You Are Empty is an intense FPS where players fight mutants that were inadvertently created by Soviet scientists in this alternate spin on history. Taking place in a 1950's Soviet Union, an experiment to create super humans capable of spreading communism goes terribly wrong. As a result, whole cities become infected, entire towns are overrun by mutant monsters and the main hero must try to understand what's happening around him to save the day.
Set during World War II, Death to Spies is a third-person stealth action game where you, the player, work for a soviet counterintelligence service and are tasked with various missions set within the heart of enemy territory. As an officer, you will have to complete missions such as stealing important documents, eliminating enemy officers or officials, kidnapping, and sabotage.
In one of the first action role-playing games (RPG) where players must rely solely on magic, Dawn of Magic will throw fans into the midst of a medieval world on the brink of destruction. Players will choose either to protect the medieval world from total annihilation, help aid in its destruction, or attempt to remain neutral in the struggle with almost limitless spell possibilities.
More information about these 1C titles and Atari can be found at www.atari.com.
About Atari, Inc.
New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) develops interactive games for all platforms and is a third-party publisher of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company's 1,000+ titles include hard-core, genre- defining franchises such as Test Drive ® ; and mass-market and children's franchises such Dragon Ball Z ® . Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext - ISIN: FR-0000052573), an interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit http://www.atari.com.
About 1C Company
1C Company specializes in distribution, publishing and development of mass-market software. Founded in 1991, 1C has become the leading publisher and distributor of computer games in Eastern and Central Europe. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has several internal studios. Internal developments of 1C include IL-2 Sturmovik, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, Aces Expansion Pack, Pacific Fighters and Theatre of War. 1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 30 independent development studios and has produced over 100 projects for PC and consoles. For more information, please visit www.1cpublishing.com.
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