LYON, FRANCE - 4 December 2006 - Atari and Obsidian Entertainment's Neverwinter Nights 2 has attracted accolades from critics in all corners of the globe, with the European gaming press heaping adoring praise on the epic role-playing game following its release in early November. The sample of quotes and review scores below, taken from amongst Europe's top gaming media, comfortably reaffirms Neverwinter Nights 2 as a franchise at the top of its game and one which will continue to amaze and delight gamers for years to come, whilst underlining Atari's long-standing and continuing commitment to excellence in the role-playing genre.
"The sequel we've been waiting for. It's hard to think of anyone who could be disappointed with the contents of this box. 91%" - PC Format, UK
"Solid proof that the RPG genre is still going strong, and will probably not be kicked off the throne by time consuming online adventures. Long live the king! 9/10" - Gamereactor.dk, Denmark
"Warm, deep, intricate beyond belief, so very funny (wait until you meet the gnome bard), and magnificently involving. 9/10" -Gamesradar.com, UK
"Finally, once again, a true role playing game. 10/10" - Eurogamer.de, Germany
"If you want to live an epic adventure, containing every bit of RPG magic ever, you can't go wrong with Neverwinter Nights 2. 96%" - Micromania, Spain
"If only just a small fibre of your being likes role-playing games, then NWN2 should be in your game collection immediately. 5/6" - Dagsavisen newspaper, Norway
"For variety and longevity Neverwinter Nights 2 is amongst the best games of the moment 5/5" - XL di Repubblica newspaper, Italy
"If you are a fan of Dungeons & Dragons, you need this game urgently! 85%" - PC Jeux, France
"The triumphant return of the ultimate RPG. 96%" - PC Master, Greece
The Neverwinter Nights franchise has sold more than two million copies worldwide, is translated into 10 languages, sold in more than 40 countries and features one of the largest and most active fan communities in all of gaming.
More information about Neverwinter Nights 2 can be found at www.nwn2.com, including user forums, project news, development updates and more.
About Obsidian Entertainment
Obsidian Entertainment, Inc. is a premier software development company passionately dedicated to creating high quality, next generation role-playing games for PC and console systems. More information about Obsidian Entertainment can be found online at www.obsidian.net.
About THE HASBRO PROPERTIES GROUP
The Hasbro Properties Group (HPG), the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc., (NYSE:HAS), translates one of the industry's richest portfolios of brands into a world of fun and excitement for children and adults globally. Through a host of publishing, digital media, lifestyle and entertainment platforms, HPG is able to surround fans worldwide with consumer products that expand Hasbro's core brands, such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, MY LITTLE PONY, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE, TONKA and PLAYSKOOL.
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 (Alone in the Dark, V-Rally, Test Drive, Roller Coaster Tycoon, etc.) and international licenses (Dragon Ball Z, Dungeons & Dragons, etc.).
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