NEW YORK, Feb 05, 2008 -- Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR), one of the world's most recognized brands and a third-party video game publisher and distributor, today announced that the tactical-action-puzzler Downstream Panic! for the PSP ® (PlayStation ® Portable) system has shipped to retailers across North America. The fish-out-of-water adventure challenges gamers to play the role of a sea-creature preservationist out to save the world's fish after a stunning cyclone has blasted them into the Earth's atmosphere. Using a slate of more than eight types of innovative tools like fans, bombs, trees, harpoons and freezers, players must help their fishy friends to safety on their Earthbound descent. But there are some nasty obstacles and treacherous predators that are also vying for the players' scaly amigos. Downstream Panic! is rated E10+ and is available for the PSP system at the suggested retail price of $29.95.
"We think gamers can't help but fall for Downstream Panic!" said Donny Clay, Producer, Atari, Inc. "The game combines action, tactics and puzzle elements with an incredibly colorful and fun style. Once gamers give this game a try, we think they'll be saying 'oh my cod!' But seriously, we think kids and adults alike should givethe game a try just for the halibut."
Developed by Eko Software, Downstream Panic! offers more than 80 levels in five bright and colorful environments. Three different game modes (adventure, free play and survival) mix up the challenge. With more than 10 hours of standard gameplay as well as 10 new Paradise-themed maps available as downloadable content, Downstream Panic! promises to keep gamers reeling for months and months.
About Atari, Inc.
New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) 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-definingfranchises 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.
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