Atari announced today it's plan to distribute 5 titles with 1C. The titles include You Are Empty
, Death to Spies
, Dawn of Magic
, Fantasy Wars
. All of these games are slated to arrive this fall on the PC, with Swashbucklers
also heading to the PS2. None of this should come as much of a surprise as Atari is continuing to move away from developing games and more towards the publishing side of the business. Fore more information on all these titles click here
or check out the full story after the jump.
Atari To distribute first Titles with 1c
- You Are Empty, Death to Spies, Dawn of Magic, Fantasy Wars and Swashbucklers to Hit U.S. Shelves this Fall -
NEW YORK – August 16, 2006 – Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR), one of the world’s most recognized brands and a third-party video game publisher, today announced that it will distribute five new titles with 1C including You Are Empty, Death to Spies, Dawn of Magic and Fantasy Wars for Windows PC and Swashbucklers for Windows PC and PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system in the U.S. this fall.
“1C has long been known for innovative gameplay and storylines," said Robert Stevenson, Vice President of Business Development, Atari, Inc. “We’re thrilled to kick-off our 1C relationship with such compelling and original titles.”
You Are Empty is an intense FPS (First Person Shooter) game that offers players an alternative approach to the history of the late 1950’s taking place in the Soviet Union. Set in this alternate universe, Soviet Scientists attempt to create super humans capable of spreading communism around the world. However, something goes wrong when they lose control of their creation. As a result, whole cities start getting infected, and entire towns become overrun by mutants and monsters. Fighting against these mutants, the main hero tries to gain an understanding of what's happening around him and save the day.
Death to Spies is a third-person stealth action game set during World War II. As a soviet counterintelligence service officer players will have to complete various missions in the heart of enemy territory, including stealing important documents, eliminating enemy officers or officials, kidnapping, and sabotage.
In the first action role-playing game (RPG) where players must rely solely on magic, Dawn of Magic will throw fans in the midst of a medieval world on the brink of destruction. Players will either choose 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.
Set in a fantasy world rife with war, Fantasy Wars is a hex-based tactical strategy game with three interwoven campaigns and an in-depth storyline. In a world of Humans, Orcs, Dwarfs and Elven races, players will participate in castle sieges, reconnaissance operations all in sophisticated three-dimensional worlds. Experience epic real-time battles from afar or zoom in to see individual numbers in the ranks.
In Swashbucklers, players will become the captain of a privately owned vessel able to sail freely from the southern coasts of the United States to the North Caribbean and engage in naval combat and strong on-foot gameplay while slashing through various locations and confronting enemies. With an advanced role-playing system, gamers will be able to develop and master skills, weapons and moves while upgrading your ship at the same time.
You Are Empty, Death to Spies, Dawn of Magic, Fantasy Wars and Swashbucklers will arrive on shelves this fall 2007. 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 http://int.games.1c.ru.