ATARI AND CRYPTIC STUDIOS RELEASE DEMONFLAME™, A NEW ADVENTURE PACK FOR CHAMPIONS ONLINE™

                                                                                                                               

London– United Kingdom - October 20, 2010– Atari Europe, one of the world’s most recognised videogame publishers, and renowned MMO developer Cryptic Studios today announced Demonflame , an exciting new adventure pack for the ultimate superhero universe, Champions Online™ Demonflame features new storylines, locations and rewards. Oppose Luther Black, a sorcerer in the Circle of the Scarlet Moon, as he seeks to become a King of Edom. The Demonflame adventure pack is now available as a free and automatic download for Champions Online™ subscribers. 

Demonflame follows Luther Black, a villain who used the awesome power of his DEMON organisation to initiate the Demonflame incident. With vile magic and human sacrifice, Luther created a burning tower that rose into the sky. Eventually, Luther's plan was foiled and the tower disappeared. Now, Black has taken a desperate gamble to re-create the Demonflame incident. If he succeeds, he may be able to open a portal to the Qliphothic realm and attain the apotheosis of unnatural power.

Key features for Demonflame include:

·         Challenge Yourself: Play from levels 11 - 40 and team sizes 1- 5. Challenges scale to match.

·         New Enemies: Encounter villains of DEMON including Jack Fool, The Left Hand and the Master Magus known as Luther Black.

·         A Realm of Chaos: Explore the chaotic expanses of the Qliphotic Realm and its towering

demon spires.

·         UNTIL's Project Hermes: Earn UNTIL Merits from Project Hermes to buy special costume pieces, action figures, devices and more.

Inspired by the award winning pen and paper role-playing game, Champions, from HERO Games, and powered by the groundbreaking Cryptic Engine, Champions Online taps into a rich universe of heroes and villains with unparalleled intrigue and adventure.  Cryptic Studios, already a leading developer and publisher of massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), takes the genre to new heights with Champions Online’s fast paced,“real time” action combat and the power of total customization.  Through Champions’unique character customisation tool the player can create and individualize every component of their hero: name, back story, costume, powers and abilities can all be modified in countless ways.  In addition to allowing players to transform into the ultimate hero, gamers can craft an enemy of the extreme opposite, concoct a villainous history for their ultimate foe and guarantee themselves a truly unique experience.   

ABOUT ATARI, SA

Atari group is a global creator, producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Atari’s brands and content are available across all key traditional and digital distribution touch points, including browser-based and social online platforms, PC, consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony Computer Entertainment America, and advanced smart phones (i.e. iPhone, Android and RIM devices). Divisions of Atari, SA include Cryptic Studios, Eden Studios, Atari Interactive, Inc. and Atari, Inc.

                               

Atari benefits from the strength of its worldwide brand and its extensive catalogue of contemporary classic game franchises (Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Lunar Lander®), original owned franchises (Test Drive®, Backyard Sports®, Deer Hunter®), MMO games from Cryptic Studios (Star Trek™ Online, Champions™) and third party franchises (Ghostbusters®, Rollercoaster Tycoon®, Dungeons and Dragons®). Atari also leverages the power of its franchises to deliver movies and merchandise to consumers around the world.

 For more information please visit: www.atari.com

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ABOUT CRYPTIC STUDIOS

Based in Los Gatos, CA, Cryptic Studios is a leading developer of massively multiplayer online games committed to delivering the next level of MMO gameplay. Cryptic develops AAA titles for PC and consoles, including Star Trek Online and Champions Online. For more information on Cryptic Studios, please visit the official website at: www.crypticstudios.com. ; Cryptic word mark and logo are trademarks owned by Cryptic Studios, Inc.

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