SPELLBINDING BULLET WITCH TO DESCEND UPON GAMERS
- Atari and AQ Interactive Inc. Launch Global Publishing Partnership-
NEW YORK, NY - August 9, 2006 - Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR), one of the worlds most recognized brands and leading third-party video game publisher, today announced a publishing agreement with Japanese AQ Interactive Inc. for the forthcoming neo-apocalyptic action game, Bullet Witch, for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Bullet Witch signifies the beginning of an on-going co-publishing relationship between Atari and AQ Interactive Inc.
Developed by Japan-based Cavia, Bullet Witch is set on a bleak planet earth in the year 2013 with human kind on the brink of extinction and hideous demons creating a tidal wave of destruction and havoc. All hope of mankind's survival rests with Alicia, a witch blessed with magical skills and a swift trigger finger.
“We are very pleased to announce this partnership with AQ Interactive Inc. and look forward to working with them on Bullet Witch and beyond,” said Nique Fajors, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Atari, Inc. “To offer an engaging and unique title such as Bullet Witch to kick start our partnership underlines Atari's commitment to bringing interesting and different titles to gamers all over the world.”
“We are excited about starting our relationship with Atari with this project. We have great respect for Atari's expertise in publishing video games with their splendid brand name. Bullet Witch is the first original title developed by our group development studio, Cavia. It is our great pleasure to see this title as part of Atari's stunning product portfolio,” said Naohiko Hoshino, Executive Vice President, AQ Interactive, Inc.
Set in a realistic world, Bullet Witch includes numerous features inspired by American horror and Japanese fantasy monsters. Combining shooting and magic, Bullet Witch will take advantage of Xbox 360's advanced physics engine by showcasing massive environmental damage, explosions and destruction. Through Xbox Live® online entertainment network, Atari, Inc. will provide fans with downloadable Bullet Witch content post-launch such as character costumes and extra levels.