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Atari announced NY Comic Con Line-up

Posted by: Chuck at 2/15/2007 8:03 PM
Those attending the New York Comic Con later this month will be able to check out four new Atari titles.  Atari will be showing off Godzilla:Unleashed, Bullet Witch, and Dragon Ball Z Shin Budokai:Another Road. I'm interested to see what people think of Bullet Witch as I was intrigued by the game at Atari's spotlight event last year and I know they've made a few improvements since the game was released in Japan.  If you're in New York and get a chance to swing by the Atari booth drop us a note and let us know what you think.


NEW YORK COMIC CON 2007 LINE-UP

 

Never-Before-Seen Godzilla®: Unleashed, Bullet Witch™, and Dragon Ball Z® Shin Budokai™: Another Road to Appear Publicly for First Time

 

NEW YORK, NY, February 15, 2007 – Atari, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATAR), one of the world’s most recognized brands and leading third-party video game publisher, today announced the Company’s participation in the second annual New York Comic Con 2007.  The hotly anticipated Godzilla®: Unleashed for Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ system, Bullet Witch™ for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, as well as Dragon Ball Z® Shin Budokai™: Another Road for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system will be available on kiosks throughout on the show floor at this year’s event, February 23 – 25, 2007, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

 

“Comic Con is a natural environment for Atari to showcase several of the Company’s upcoming games, especially those titles that lend themselves to the anime and popular culture worlds, “ said Nique Fajors, vice president of marketing and sales, Atari, Inc.  “While Godzilla: Unleashed, Bullet Witch and DBZ Shin Budokai: Another Road offer different gameplay features, storylines and visual flair, all three share a common bond of Japanese art and influence - a bond that has been extremely prevalent in comics and other popular art forms.”

 

The ultimate Goliath in fighting monster games, Godzilla: Unleashed will tear its way onto Wii™, Nintendo DS and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system in fall 2007. 

 

Bullet Witch, a neo-apocalyptic action adventure game, takes place in a world where magic and massive fire-power unite on a next-generation platform.  The advanced physics and creative graphics allow for intense environmental damage and incredibly innovative monsters. Fearsome weaponry and impressive spells are used to fight demons and supernatural monsters designed by one of Japan’s most prominent creative talents, making Bullet Witch a distinctive game where Japanese fantasy and American action blend.  Bullet Witch is scheduled to ship to stores in North America on February 27th for the Xbox 360 and will be available for a suggested retail price of $49.99.

 

Dragon Ball Z Shin Budokai: Another Road takes the intense wireless multiplayer battles and thrilling combative gameplay made popular in last year’s hit and adds an improved fighting system with over 50 new fighting skills and ultimate attacks and will send players into a completely new story arc following the future world of Trunks on his adventures against rival Majin Buu.  Dragon Ball Z Shin Budokai: Another Road is slated to release in March 20, 2007 for the PSP® system.

 

All three Atari games will be shown within the Jacob Javits Center in New York City for the duration of New York Comic Con 2007.  Dragon Ball Z Shin Budokai: Another Road will be shown at Room 1E03, Bullet Witch will be shown in the Lobby Booth and Godzilla®: Unleashed will be shown at Classic Media Booth, # 765.

 

For additional information on Atari’s entire product line-up please visit http://www.atari.com.

 

About Atari

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 The Matrix™ (Enter The Matrix and The Matrix: Path of Neo) and 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), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe.  For more information, visit www.atari.com.

 

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