Friday, December 23, 2005

Atari Heats Up The Streets With Details On Driver: Parallel Lines

Premiere Hollywood-Style Action-Driving Franchise to Feature Dual Eras and Revenge Tale

NEW YORK, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) today revealed further details on the storyline behind Driver: Parallel Lines,the upcoming Hollywood-style action driving game. Driver: Parallel Lines is the next installment of Atari's legendary action driving franchise.

Currently in development by award-winning studio Reflections Interactive,
Driver: Parallel Lines is set for release this Spring for PlayStation(R)2
computer entertainment system and the Xbox(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Driver: Parallel Lines offers an open, fast-paced driving action-movie experience and features an unfolding storyline of double crossing and revenge.

"While returning to its roots with adrenaline-pumping Hollywood-style car
chases and unprecedented vehicle dynamics and physics, Driver: Parallel Lines
will offer fans a whole new intriguing storyline that is full of twists and
surprises," said Gareth Edmondson, Studio Manager, Reflections Interactive.

The first half of Driver: Parallel Lines is set in New York City during
the 1970s and centers on TK, an 18 year-old driving prodigy seeking fortune
and fame. Gifted, popular and arrogant as hell, TK is one of the best
drivers-for-hire in town and is known by everyone - from the pimped-out street
hustlers, petty criminals, and racer boys to the shadowy crime figures that
pay for his skills at the wheel.

TK gets involved with a scheming group bent on taking down one of the
biggest names in the underground crime scene. With TK as the getaway driver
and the crew as back up, nothing could possibly go wrong. However, in a
matter of moments, TK's life dramatically changes. No longer is he a
free-wheeling hotshot. Instead he has been double crossed and ultimately is
imprisoned for 28 years.

Fast forward to 2006 where the action kicks back in, and TK is older,
meaner, and hell bent on settling some serious scores. TK needs to call on
every driving trick in his considerable repertoire to tame the over-powered
road machines that 2006 presents him. After twenty-plus years in jail, it's
time to hit the streets once again.

Driver: Parallel Lines tempts gamers to modify and juice up cars while
engaging in the most thrilling Hollywood-style car chases ever. Driver:
Parallel Lines provides a free roaming, stylized New York City. With over 35
diverse missions that load without wait times, incredibly realistic driving
physics, and a brand new story, Driver: Parallel Lines will be a must-have
title for action driving fans.

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