COMING ATTRACTIONS FOR ATARI JAGUAR
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Jan. 6, 1995 — Batman Forever, Thea Realm Fighters and Primal Rage top the list of coming attractions for the 64-bit Atari Jaguar Interactive Multimedia system in 1995.
"The focus at Atari for 1995 is great software and lots of it," said Sam Tramiel, CEO of Atari Corporation. "We are working with over 200 developers to bring a wide variety of new games to the 64-bit Atari Jaguar in 1995. The powerful Jaguar technology can handle popular arcade games like Primal Rage or provide the speed and graphics necessary for brand new games like Batman Forever and Thea Realm Fighters."
Batman Forever, based on the much-anticipated Warner Bros. movie scheduled for release this summer, pits the caped crusader and his sidekick Robin against Gotham City villains Two-Face and the Riddler. The Atari Jaguar Batman Forever game will incorporate the movie's characters and feature the films newly-designed costumes and high-tech equipment.
Market research demonstrates that over 90% of the U.S. population is familiar with the Batman character, so there will be wide appeal for the game. Batman Forever is scheduled for delivery to stores late in the 3rd quarter.
Thea Realm Fighters combines the latest digital motion capture technology and nationally known martial arts fighters, including several used for both Mortal Kombat games, to create a super-realistic fighting game. Among the well-known martial artists used for the game are:
Ho Sung Pak, who played Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat I & II, is a member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame and winner of the Grand Slam of Martial Arts in 1991, and served as technical advisor for choreography. Phillip Ahn, MD, is a 4th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Dr. Ahn played Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat II.Katalin Zamiar played Kitana, Mileena and Jade in Mortal Kombat II. Katalin is a black belt in Okinawan style Karate. Daniel Pesina, who played Johnny Cage and the ninjas in Mortal Kombat I & II, is a nationally ranked martial artist in forms and weapons.
There are a total of 25-plus characters to compete against in Thea Realm Fighters, including twelve main characters and twelve other special characters. The characters can compete in four different modes and with more than 30 different backgrounds, creating a wide variety of combat situations and scenarios. The release of Thea Realm Fighters is planned for the 3rd quarter.
Primal Rage pits seven different prehistoric creatures — each with its own unique fighting style — against each other in a battle for world domination. This one or two player game was a huge hit in the video arcade market last year. Time Warner Interactive plans to ship a compact disc version of Primal Rage in the 4th quarter.
Atari Corporation markets interactive multimedia entertainment systems, including Jaguar, the world's first and only 64-bit game system, and the only video game system manufactured in the United States. Atari is headquartered at 1196 Borregas Aven1ue, Sunnyvale, California 94089.
Note to editors: Batman and all related elements are property of D.C. Comics (TM) and Copyright 1994, all rights reserved. Jaguar is a trademark of Atari Corporation. Atari is a registered trademark of Atari corporation. Other products named may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their owning companies. Primal Rage (TM) and all related elements are property of Time Warner Interactive (TM).