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By Toutatis, It's Asterix and Obelix On PSP And DS

'Asterix and Obelix XXL 2' Coming to PlayStation Portable and Nintendo DS





LYON, FRANCE - 15 June 2006 - Atari announced today that Asterix and Obelix XXL 2 is currently in development for Sony PSPTM (PlayStation® Portable) and Nintendo DS by Tate Interactive and Mistic Software respectively. Enhanced versions of the PlayStation®2 and PC game of the same name, Asterix and Obelix XXL 2 for the PSP and DS take advantage of the unique capabilities of the two consoles while staying rooted in the same great tradition of parody that runs throughout the stories of Asterix and his friends.

The PSP version of Asterix and Obelix XXL 2 includes a completely new Wi-Fi two player mode which is easily accessible and great fun to play. With room for up to four players at once, gamers will be able to challenge others in an intensely entertaining Arena Team Battle. Pick from the most loveable characters in the Asterix universe and then let battle commence, unless the sky falls on our heads first. Multiplayer gameplay is made easily accessible with a simple interface to launch players straight into the action.

The version for Nintendo DS takes the story and gives it a shake with use of the stylus and touch screen so cunning that even the druid Getafix would be impressed. A number of hectic mini-games are incorporated into the central game to get that stylus moving, while the addition of two Wi-Fi multiplayer games gives players an extra burst of magic potion-fuelled Gallic mayhem.

Asterix and Obelix XXL 2 for PSP and Nintendo DS is scheduled for release across Europe in November 2006. For more information on Atari's entire product line up visit www.atari.com

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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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