ALIEN VS. PREDATOR COMES ALIVE ON 64-BIT ATARI JAGUAR; VIDEO GAME MAGAZINE REVIEWERS RAVING ABOUT JAGUAR'S "BEST GAME TO DATE"
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Oct. 3, 1994 — Move over Mortal Kombat II, on October 21 the most sought-after video game will arrive in stores across the country.
The advanced first-person perspective version of Alien Vs. Predator, available only on the award-winning 64-bit Jaguar system by Atari, is already being considered one of the best game titles in video game history by people "in the know" — the video game reviewers.
"Alien Vs. Predator is the best 3-D action game that I have ever played — the graphics and game play are second to none," claimed Editor-in-Chief Dave Halverson of Die Hard Game Fan. "If you own a Jaguar, you must own this game and if you don't own a Jag, well, it's time to get one. More games are on the way."
Roaring into stores on October 21 at a suggested retail price of $69.99, Alien Vs. Predator for the 64-bit Jaguar blows away prior versions of the game with the most realistic graphics available, amazing digitized sound effects and increased play variety. Alien Vs. Predator is a Twentieth Century Fox licensed property based on the films of the same names. Gamers can choose the Predator, Alien or the Colonial Marine as they battle through different theaters of combat including the Predator Ship, the Marine Training Base and the Alien Ship, enjoying hours of different types of play.
"I was overwhelmed by the cutting-edge graphics and the innovative game play of Alien Vs. Predator — no question, it's the best Jaguar game to date," said Paul Anderson of Game Informer. "The sheer size of Alien Vs. Predator is amazing — I've already spent 40-plus hours playing as the Marine and haven't even tried the Alien or Predator assignments. Alien Vs. Predator will keep the attention of even the most seasoned game players."
"The sophisticated technology of the Jaguar platform allows for the best in stop-motion animation, giving each character smooth, realistic movements, and digitized sound effects that provide a dynamic audio environment," said software developer Purple Hampton. "Alien Vs. Predator is the best demonstration to date of what 64-bit technology can provide in terms of sophisticated graphics, sound quality and game play."
Atari's Jaguar game system has approximately 30 software titles planned for release before the holiday season. Popular titles in the works include Dragon — The Bruce Lee Story, Doom, Rayman, Troy Aikman Football, and Kasumi Ninja.
"We believe that Alien Vs. Predator has true mega-hit potential," said Atari Corporation President Sam Tramiel. "This is a great example of Atari developing new games that use the full technological capacity of the 64-bit Jaguar and taking home video games above and beyond where they've been to date."
In support of this landmark game and the Jaguar system, Atari has launched an aggressive, multi-million dollar advertising campaign that includes a specific television ad for Alien Vs. Predator. The advertising schedule includes national cable advertising in addition to programming in 19 of the top spot markets that will deliver more than 300 million targeted media impressions.
Since its release in November 1993, Atari's Jaguar game system has been named the industry's "Best New Game System" (Video Games 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.
Atari Corp. markets interactive multimedia entertainment systems, including Jaguar, the world's only 64-bit system, and the only video game system manufactured in the United States. Atari is headquartered at 1196 Borregas Ave., Sunnyvale, Calif. 94089.
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