NEW YORK, Aug. 11: Atari announces that development for the award-winning N+ for the Nintendo DS TM and the PSP ® (PlayStation ® Portable) system is complete! The successor to the beloved flash ninja game N, N+ is soon becoming the gold standard of ninja action-platform gaming. Created by Metanet and developed by SilverBirch Studios, N+, named "Best in Show" for PSP system from Gaming Excellence and "Best Handheld" from Blast Magazine at 2008's E3, is rated E for Everyone and will be available on August 26 in North America for the suggested retail price of $19.99.
"N+ has taken its amazing acrobatics and simple-but-fast gameplay and has clearly become a standout hit, winning top award recognition at this year's E3," said David Geudelekian, Producer, Atari, Inc. "With an impressive set of new features including wireless multiplayer, downloadable content and over 200 levels exclusive to each version, gamers will be able to settle, once and for all, who is the greatest ninja."
N+ offers 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.
New impressive 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 the 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 more information on N+, please visit www.atari.com .
About Atari, Inc.
One of the world's most recognized brands, New York-based Atari, Inc. is a third-party publisher and distributor 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 as 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 .
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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