ATARI’S LEGENDARY STAR RAIDERS® NOW AVAILABLE

London, United Kingdom– May 11, 2011– Atari Europe, one of the world’s most recognised publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, announced today the release of Star Raiders® .  The return of Star Raiders combines tense aerial assaults and dogfights with a new compelling storyline, striking visual style and exhilarating single player gameplay.  Star Raiders is now available on the Xbox 360 ®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC Download at Steam.com. 

Originally introduced in 1979, Star Raiders blazed an all new trail, becoming the first ever first-person space combat title.  The game inspired several generations of“space combat simulation” titles throughout the 80’s and 90’s.   The exciting new take on this Atari treasure pays tribute to the original while ushering in an all new, captivating episodic experience.   The game offers familiar battle elements including space warps and galactic tactical maps with all new features like radical battle transformations and customizable ships.

Developed by Incinerator Studios, Star Raiders carries a retail price of 800 Microsoft Points (£7.19/€8.99).  For more information, please log onto www.atari.com or www.starraiders.com

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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, Windows 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

© 2011 Atari Europe SASU. All rights reserved.

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ABOUT Incinerator Studios

Founded in 2005, Incinerator Studios is a leading independent development studio in the interactive entertainment industry. Incinerator has developed games for the multi-million unit selling franchises Disney/Pixar’s Cars and Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob, as well as the MX vs. ATV series for THQ, for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii.  Located in Carlsbad, CA, Incinerator Studios employs a diverse, creative team comprised of top industry veterans.

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