SUNNYVALE, Calif. Dec. 22, 1994 Atari Corporation today announced the release of Iron Soldier, which is available exclusively on the 64-bit Atari Jaguar Interactive Multimedia system.

Iron Soldier puts Jaguar interactive game players in control of a 42 foot tall robot fighting for the preservation of mankind's freedom against the tyrannical army of Iron Fist Enterprises. Coming to stores just in time for Christmas, Iron Soldier exploits the advanced technology available from the Atari Jaguar, the world's only 64-bit video game system, to create an immersive 3-D environment that brings new realism to game playing.

"With its detailed graphics and texture mapping, Iron Soldier exploits the potential of the 64-bit Atari Jaguar system, " said Sam Tramiel, CEO of Atari Corporation. "Iron Soldier is an immersive, exciting game in which players can launch everything from barrel grenades to cruise missiles or batter a building to pieces because sometimes it's just fun to stomp on something."

Game reviewers at DieHard GameFan enthusiastically recommend Iron Soldier in the most recent (January 1995) issue. "Iron Soldier is probably the best Jag game ever," wrote Nick Rocks. "The game play is truly addictive. Every Jag owner must buy this."

Takahara wrote: "Iron Soldier is the best game of its kind. Realistic scaling, incredible AI (artificial intelligence), great audio and a very worthy challenge make this the best Jag game yet."

Set in the future, Iron Soldier contains sixteen separate missions to test game-playing skill. Successful completion of missions adds new weapons to the Iron Soldier's arsenal such as gattling guns, grenade launchers, rocket launchers, and cruise missiles. Players configure the Iron Soldier before each mission, choosing the best weapon for each weapon-mount on the Iron Soldier. Once the mission begins, players are presented with a stunning 3-D environment including a sprawling metropolis and surrounding landscapes.

To accomplish its mission, the Iron Soldier must navigate through the buildings, industrial sites and countryside while avoiding the lurking tanks, helicopters and other opponents determined to destroy it. 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.

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