NEW YORK, March 29, 2007 – Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR), one of the world's most recognized brands and a third-party video game publisher, today announced that Test Drive Unlimited has arrived in retail stores nationwide for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, and the Windows platform. The ultimate automotive and lifestyle gaming experience, Test Drive Unlimited provides gamers with M.O.O.R.: Massively Open Online Racing and the pure freedom to go wherever they choose, whenever they choose and race whoever they choose all in a spectacular, wide open tropical setting. Test Drive Unlimited is available in North America for a suggested retail price of $39.95 and is rated "E10+" for PlayStation 2 system and PSP system and rated "T for teen" for the Windows platform.
Already available for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft since September 2006, Test Drive Unlimited has won a host of awards and attracted high praise from media and fans, becoming a new benchmark for next-generation driving titles. Alongside licensed cars from many of the world's most exclusive manufacturers including Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Mercedes, Saleen, Shelby, and Jaguar, Test Drive Unlimited is packed with innovation, more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian terrain and is fully streaming with no loading times.
"Test Drive Unlimited is a spectacular technical achievement," said Rick Mehler, director of marketing, Atari, Inc. "With immaculate rendering, an incredible streaming world, many of the world's most desirable cars and the wide open tropical roads of Hawaii, Test Drive Unlimited provides an unforgettable and must-have experience."
Continuing to push racing games to new boundaries, the open online multiplayer gameplay of Test Drive Unlimited for PlayStation 2 system and PSP system is an industry first. With over one thousand miles of diverse open roads, Test Drive Unlimited delivers a seamless racing experience and a line-up of 65 ultra-realistic cars from 30+ exclusive manufacturers including Lamborghini, Aston Martin, and Jaguar to these platforms. Exclusive to the PlayStation2 system and PSP system versions are the "Quick Race" instant-play mode and "Master Points", which can be earned through successful drifting and air time.
Developed by Eden, the team behind the Xbox 360 version, Test Drive Unlimited for PC features 90 incredible cars and bikes, and requires no monthly subscription to play. Furthermore, the game takes advantage of cutting-edge PC hardware, allowing it to be played in extremely high resolution. Other benefits include TrackIR support, improved effects, steering wheel support, simplified matchmaking, and a new hardcore simulation mode for an ultra-realistic driving experience.
For more information on Test Drive Unlimited, visit www.testdriveunlimited.com
New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR - News) 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.
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