NEW YORK, June 4: Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) one of the world's most recognized brands and a third-party video game publisher, today announced the development of N+, the successor to the award-winning and beloved flash ninja game N. Created by Metanet and developed by SilverBirch Studios, N+ will leap onto the Nintendo DS TM and the PSP ® (PlayStation ® Portable) system in November 2007.
Adding to the successful formula that made N a hit online, N+ will offer equal parts platformer and action gameplay with incredibly fluid animation, fast action, amazing acrobatics and instant playability. N+ embodies the same brisk pick-up-and-play style that has endeared gamers worldwide and improves on the adored flash game with downloadable content, multiplayer components and a built-in level editor.
"N+ takes all the great elements of the flash game, from the amazing acrobatics to the simple-but-fast gameplay, and adds an impressive set of new features," said Stephen Baer, senior global product manager, Atari, Inc. "With full support for wireless multiplayer, cartridge sharing ability, downloadable content and community leader boards, gamers will be able to settle, once and for all, who is the greatest ninja."
New features like cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes and level sharing over the ad-hoc PSP system and wireless Nintendo DS connections will expand upon the gameplay possibilities that have made original flash game a sensation. Complimenting the game's 'old-school' feel, the control layout uses directional buttons and one of the face buttons to jump and move. With the built-in level editor, players can use the stylus to design maps and share them with friends or the world and downloadable content will continue to add exciting elements long after the game's initial release.
For additional information about N+ and other Atari titles, please visit www.atari.com.
New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) develops interactive games for all platforms and is a third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company's 1,000+ titles include hard-core, genre- defining franchises such as The Matrix TM (Enter The Matrix and The Matrix: Path of Neo) and Test Drive ® ; and mass-market and children's franchises such as Dragon Ball Z ® . Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France- based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext - ISIN: FR-0000052573), one of the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit www.atari.com.
About SilverBirch Inc.
Toronto-based SilverBirch Inc. is a fully integrated developer, publisher and distributor of high quality interactive media content and, through its SilverBirch Studios division, is a multi-platform video game developer. The company also provides mobile marketing and direct-to-consumer mobile content through its SilverBirch Mobile division. SilverBirch plans to launch an English-language MMORPG game (massive multiplayer online role-playing game) called Metin 2 (see www.metin2.us) this summer. For more information, please visit www.silverbirchstudios.com and www.silverbirchmobile.com.
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