NEW YORK, August 14, 2007 – Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR), one of the world's most recognized brands and a third-party video game publisher, today announced that DUNGEONS and DRAGONS: Tactics, a turn-based tactical role-playing game has shipped to retailers in North America. Marking the first time the highly-coveted DandD license has ever graced a next-generation portable system, DandD: Tactics authentically utilizes the DandD 3.5 rule-set created by Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS). Developed by Kuju Entertainment, DandD: Tactics is rated 'T' for Teen and is available in North America for the PSP (PlayStationPortable) system for a suggested retail price of $39.95. DUNGEONS and DRAGONS is under license from HPG, the licensing division of Hasbro, Inc.
In an original and intriguing DUNGEONS and DRAGONS storyline, DandD: Tactics players take on the role of a mortal child caught in a conflict of two competing dragons striving for godhood. Choosing between these opposing forces is critical, as alignment and quests allows players to vacillate between good and evil. Gamers will play through a series of adventures, completing various objectives along the way. DandD: Tactics offers all the DUNGEONS and DRAGONS base character classes including Barbarian, Bard, Cleric, Druid, Fighter Monk, Paladin, Ranger, Rogue, Sorcerer and Wizard. In addition, there are two Psionic classes, the Psion and the Psychic Warrior. Players are able to customize their characters and store as many as their memory stick can handle.
"DandD: Tactics is an exciting and robust turn-based game that offers the strategic gameplay that DUNGEONS and DRAGONS fans and PSP system gamers have been waiting for," said Jeremiah Cohn, Senior Product Manager, Atari, Inc. "In addition, user-friendly and comprehensive controls move players through an engrossing story with more than 40 hours of gameplay."
DandD: Tactics takes advantage of the PSP system's wireless capability and offers gamers both co-op and competitive multiplayer modes. Players can host an adventure and work cooperatively with other players to storm through monster-ridden levels, killing everything they encounter. Competitive player-versus-player battle modes also exist including Last Man Standing, Gladiator and Dragon Kill.
For more information on DandD: Tactics, Atari and its entire product line-up please visit www.atari.com.
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), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit www.atari.com.
HPG, the licensing division 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 consumers of all ages 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 Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS), is a worldwide leader in the trading card game and tabletop role-playing game categories, and a leading developer and publisher of game-based entertainment products. The company holds an exclusive patent on trading card games (TCGs) and their method of play and produces the premier trading card game, Magic: The Gathering, among many other trading card games and family card and board games. Wizards is also a leading publisher of role-playing games, such as Dungeons and Dragons, and publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers. For more information, visit the Wizards of the Coast website at www.wizards.com.