ATARI'S ALIEN VS. PREDATOR HITS BIG IN STORES
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Nov. 22, 1994 — Atari Corporation Tuesday announced that initial production of its new Alien Vs. Predator game, launched October 21st in stores around the world, has nearly sold-out.
Atari is working with suppliers to rush additional quantities to stores in anticipation of increasing pre-Christmas demand for the game. Alien Vs. Predator utilizes the sophisticated graphics and power available from the 64-bit Atari Jaguar.
"In less than three weeks, over 50% of our installed base purchased Alien Vs. Predator," said Sam Tramiel, CEO of Atari Corporation. "This is the most enthusiastic reception we've ever seen for a game and is indicative of what a truly great game Alien Vs. Predator really is. We have also seen a strong increase in sales for the Jaguar system coinciding with the release of this game and the launch of our expanded advertising program."
Atari's new Alien Vs. Predator for the 64-bit Jaguar system provides such realistic graphics and life-like digitized sound effects that it creates a compelling, first-person perspective. Gamers can choose to be the Predator, Alien or Colonial Marine as they battle through the Predator ship, the Marine Training Base or the Alien ship, enjoying hours of entertainment. Alien Vs. Predator is licensed from Twentieth Century Fox and is based on the films of the same names.
Key game reviewers have been effusive in their praise for Alien Vs. Predator. Paul Anderson of Game Informer Magazine stated: "I was overwhelmed with the cutting edge graphics and the innovative game play of AVP — no question it's the best Jaguar game to-date."
"Alien Vs. Predator is the best 3-D action game that I have ever played — the graphics and game play are second to none," wrote Dave Halverson, editor-in-chief of DieHard GameFan. "If you own a Jaguar, you must own this game, and if you don't own a Jag, it's time to get one. More games are on the way!"
Atari plans to release more startlingly realistic games. Games scheduled for late November release include Club Drive, Dragon: the Bruce Lee Story and Doom. December releases include Iron Soldier, Val D'Isere Skiing, Kasumi Ninja, Zool II and Bubsy.
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).
Atari Corporation markets interactive multimedia entertainment systems, including Jaguar, the world's only 64-bit game system, and the only video game system manufactured in the United States.