ATARI UNVEILS 2007 E3 MEDIA AND BUSINESS SUMMIT LINE-UP
– - Fighting, RPG and Board Game Genres to Highlight E3 Roster -
NEW YORK, July 9, 2007 – Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) one of the world’s most recognized brands and a third-party video game publisher, today announced the company’s product line-up for the E3 Media and Business Summit, taking place July 11 – 13 at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California. Games spanning multiple genres and platforms will be on-hand at the Atari booth (518 and 520) and include Dragon Ball Z®: Budokai Tenkaichi™ 3 Wii™ and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, The Witcher for Games for Windows, Godzilla®: Unleashed for Wii and Jenga® for Wii.
“Atari’s 2007 E3 roster showcases some of the most exciting titles from our diverse fall line-up – from the fan-favorite Dragon Ball Z series to the graphically stunning The Witcher,” said David Pierce, Chief Executive Officer, Atari, Inc. “We’re excited to participate in the new E3 Media & Business Summit and look forward to having media and business partners spend time with the Atari Team and our titles.”
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 combines the lightning fast fighting and action that have made Budokai Tenkaichi 1 and Budokai Tenkaichi 2 the #1 fighting games of 2005 and 2006. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 delivers an extreme 3D fighting experience, improving upon last year’s game with over 150 playable characters, enhanced fighting techniques, beautifully refined effects and shading techniques, making each character's effects more realistic, and over 30 battle stages. The immensely popular Dragon Ball Z® series is the gold standard of anime-based video games, with more than 25 different games and over 10 million units sold since May 2002. Developed by NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. / Spike, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is slated to release for the Wii and PlayStation 2 system during the 2007 holiday season.
Based on the world created by best-selling Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels, The Witcher casts players as Geralt, a legendary monster slayer and master swordfighter with supernatural abilities and reflexes. The Witcher presents a fresh approach to traditional role-playing, blending an expansive, twisting plotline – in which the impact of individual decisions can drastically alter the outcome of the game – and fast-paced combat against a wide variety of foes. Using advanced graphics and physics systems, The Witcher delivers brutal action, multi-faceted RPG options and an intriguing story to engulf all players who dare to play. The Witcher, developed by CD Projekt, will be available for Games for Windows this fall.
Godzilla: Unleashed offers fighting on a giant scale. The game stars the legendary Godzilla and a slew of the most renowned monsters of all-time. Gamers are challenged to ultimately save the planet from mayhem and destruction. Set in urban arenas, Godzilla: Unleashed’s interactive 3D cityscapes, big destructible buildings, soaring skyscrapers and towering alien formations provide the backdrop to epic worldwide destruction. Godzilla: Unleashed is slated for a fall release on the Wii and Nintendo DS.
For the first time, the beloved family game Jenga comes to the world of videogames, utilizing the innovative controls of the Wii and DS for unpredictable, quick-paced, tactical gameplay that combines suspense and risk-taking, where mounting anticipation comes to a crashing climax. The game will contain all the fun, intensity and challenge of the original boxed game with a wealth of exciting new enhancements , power-ups and twists that are possible only in the videogame world. Simple to learn and fun to play, Jenga promises great entertainment for all ages when it releases for the Wii and Nintendo DS this fall.
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