SUNNYVALE, Calif. Jan. 6, 1995 Baseball for 1995 may be uncertain and the National Hockey League still is not playing, but there will be sports galore on the 64-bit Atari Jaguar this spring and summer. Atari Corporation today announced that a number of new sports titles will be released in the first half of 1995.

"We're going for the gold with sports-oriented games at Atari this year," said Sam Tramiel, CEO of Atari Corporation. "Atari Jaguar owners will play hockey with Brett Hull, golf with Jack Nicklaus, basketball with Charles Barkley and all the baseball they want."

Sports games currently under development include: Charles Barkley-Shut Up and Jam takes an in-your-face, over-the-top approach to America's favorite indoor sport. Players will encounter some of the baddest b-ball players on the streets as they try to rule the game's 2 on 2 streetball tournament. Charles Barkley-Shut Up and Jam is expected by the end of the second quarter. 

Brett Hull Hockey features super-realistic, digitized graphics and a real-time 3-D hockey rink. Available on CD, Brett Hull Hockey will provide the most realistic hockey video game simulation ever. Look for Brett Hull Hockey to arrive in stores by the end of June.

Hardball Baseball will provide a graphically and statistically true-to-life simulation of real baseball. Players will have the added option of customizing teams and scheduling themselves for one game, a playoff series or an entire season. Special software builds players' statistics as games

New Atari Sports Titles are played making Hardball Baseball even more realistic. Atari plans to ship Hardball Baseball before the 1995 All-Star game, if there is one this year.

Jack Nicklaus Cyber Golf, a CD title, is a photo-realistic golf game for the Jaguar that utilizes over 9,000 images of Murfield Village Golf Course. This course is the first that Jack Nicklaus created and is the site of the annual Memorial Tournament. Well-known sports presenter David Livingston acts as a virtual commentator to teach the first-time player how to play the game or provide comments and suggestions for the more experienced players. Up to a foursome can play Jack Nicklaus Cyber Golf, and the CD is expected to ship late this spring.

Additional sport titles scheduled for the first half of 1995 include Troy Aikman NFL Football (Williams Entertainment), White Men Can't Jump (TriMark), CD League Bowling (V Real) and Sensible Soccer (Telegames).

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 Avenue, Sunnyvale, California 94089.

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