STAR TREK ONLINE™ SEASON THREE ANNOUNCED

London, United Kingdom November 16, 2010– Atari, one of the world's most recognised publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, and Cryptic Studios, creators of the acclaimed City of Heroes and Champions Online, will release their third major update to Star Trek Online™, titled Season Three: Genesis ,on December 9, 2010.

WHAT: Season Three: Genesis is Cryptic Studios' latest major addition to Star Trek Online . This new update features several upgrades, progressive changes and new features to the game. Key features include:

·         The Foundry Beta (v 0.3)– Cryptic's player-created content system will go into public beta when Season Three: Genesis launches. The Foundry gives players the chance to design their own missions in Star Trek Online . Players can share their creations with friends, and Cryptic's proprietary content rating system will ensure only the best missions become promoted.

·         Episode Replay– In Genesis, players will be able to replay every mission they've previously enjoyed, and some will feature brand new rewards.

·         Borg Technology In Ships– In Season Three, players will be able to integrate Borg technology into their ships. This new loot from Special Task Force missions will greatly augment a ship's usefulness as well as its appearance.

·         New Sector Space– Cryptic has revamped Sector Space to give it a more realistic look and feel. 

To learn more about Season 3: Genesis, please visit: http://www.startrekonline.com/season_three

WHO: Star Trek Online players across the world will be able to access Season Three: Genesis when it launches on December 9, 2010 at no additional cost. The Design the Next Enterprise contest is available to eligible participants. 

WHEN: Season Three: Genesis , will debut December 9, 2010. Design the Next Enterprise also launches December 9, 2010, and runs through January 15, 2011.

To learn more about Season Three: Genesis and Design the Next Enterprise, please visit:

http://www.startrekonline.com/season_three

http://www.startrekonline.com/enterprise

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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