JAGUAR VERSION OF WOLFENSTEIN 3D RESTORES ORIGINAL PLOT, UNLEASHES THE POWER OF 64-BIT TECHNOLOGY; 64-BIT TECHNOLOGY OF THE U.S.-MADE JAGUAR FLEXES ITS MUSCLE ONCE AGAIN
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Aug. 1, 1994 — Wolfenstein 3D, a contemporary cult favorite on the PC platform, now is available on the industry's most advanced video game system, the award-winning Atari Jaguar.
"Fans of Wolfenstein 3D were disappointed with the Super Nintendo version of the game," explained Jay Wilbur of ID Software, the company that created Wolfenstein 3D.
"In both the original Wolfenstein 3D and the 64-bit Jaguar version, the player assumes the role of William J. 'B.J.' Blazkowicz as he blasts away the Nazi enemy," he added. "But Nintendo insisted on watering down the game and turned it into a generic shoot 'em up romp against generic bad guys."
"Wolfenstein 3D continues to be a favorite of PC owners," stressed Atari Corp. President Sam Tramiel. "We wanted to be faithful to the original plot while exploiting the Jaguar's 64-bit technology to take the game to a higher level."
With the Jaguar system's cutting-edge graphics and resolution, game players experience "you are there'' perspectives. They have unlimited character movement in a virtual war zone and can call upon a complete arsenal of weapons, including flamethrowers, machine guns and rocket launchers. Players can conduct six missions with 30 levels of bullet-riddled mayhem — a guaranteed challenge for even the most seasoned player.
"The smooth and fast graphics of Wolfenstein 3D for the Jaguar system are the best I've seen," said Zach Meston, author of the upcoming book, "Atari Jaguar Official Games Secrets," and a contributing editor to Video Games Magazine and Wired. "Unlike versions for other systems, Jaguar's Wolfenstein 3D has realistic bullets, realistic blood, digitized sound and real 3D action."
Wolfenstein 3D retails for $59.99 and is available at Electronic Boutique, Babbages and other electronics and toy stores nationwide. Since its release, the Atari Jaguar 64-bit game system has been named the industry's "Best New Game System'' (VideoGames Magazine), "Best New Hardware System'' (Game Informer) and "1993 Technical Achievement of the Year," (DieHard GameFan). The Jaguar is the only video game system manufactured in the United States.
More than 150 developers are currently preparing titles for the Atari Jaguar. Wolfenstein 3D is one of approximately 30-50 games scheduled to be released in time for the holiday buying season. Some of the Jaguar titles expected before year's end include Alien Vs. Predator, Doom, Kasumi Ninja, Iron Soldier and Troy Aikman Football.
Atari Corp., based in Sunnyvale, designs and markets 64-bit interactive multimedia entertainment systems and video games.