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Atari Unveils 2009 New York Comic Con Line-Up
By: PR Newswire
Feb. 6, 2009 07:00 AM
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MOVIE FRANCHISE GAMING TITLES AND BEST SELLING BOXING SERIES HEADLINE ROSTER
GHOSTBUSTERS: THE VIDEO GAME PLAYABLE, PLUS EXCLUSIVE FIRST PUBLIC HANDS-ON FOR THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK: ASSAULT ON DARK ATHENA
Atari will have a variety of activities for show goers and media at the booth including photo opportunities with Ghostbusters and Riddick look-a-likes, booth give-aways and a Slimer ice sculpture. Additionally, Michael Buffer, "The Voice of the Champions," famous for his "Let's Get Ready to Rumble(R)" trademark call and the host of Ready 2 Rumble Revolution, will be in attendance to judge a "Who's Got The Best 'Rumble' " contest. Cryptic Studios will also be holding a Champions Online panel on
Atari, working closely with Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc. and acclaimed development studios Terminal Reality and
Featuring a brand new exhilarating adventure, a high-definition remake of the classic Escape from Butcher Bay campaign and new multiplayer options, The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena will thrill fans when it launches in spring 2009. Atari, in conjunction with Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group, Tigon Studios and acclaimed developer Starbreeze Studios, is bringing the franchise to the new generation of consoles for the first time. Featuring a brand new full-length campaign, The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena will give fans a whole new experience in action gaming when they step into the shoes of Riddick, as played by
The hilarious Ready 2 Rumble franchise is flexing its muscles and planning a major, star-studded return to the ring in spring 2009 with the launch of Ready 2 Rumble Revolution, developed by AKI, the newest game in the much-loved series. Bringing the franchise to Wii(TM) for the first time, the game retains all the knockout features of best-sellers Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 1 and Round 2, while delivering a knockout punch of style and attitude. Tailored to take advantage of the motion-controlled realism of Wii, Ready 2 Rumble Revolution makes landing a punch more fun than ever. The game features a roster of 18 wildly caricatured cartoony boxers and is hosted by "The Voice of the Champions" Michael Buffer, famous for his "Let's Get Ready to Rumble(R)" trademark call.
About Infogrames Entertainment and Atari:
The Infogrames group, including the Atari brand and the massively multiplayer online game company Cryptic Studios, is a global producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for all market segments and all interactive game platforms including consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony, advanced smartphones, Personal Computers, web and online. Its games are sold in more than 60 countries through an international distribution network and direct to consumers via www.atari.com.
Atari's extensive catalogue of popular games is based on original franchises (Test Drive, Alone in the Dark, V-Rally,
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About Ghostbusters the Film
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