NEW YORK, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) today announced that Indigo Prophecy, a suspense-filled adventure video game, has gone gold and development is complete. Known as Fahrenheit in Europe, Indigo Prophecy tells the story of a man whose destiny is irrevocably altered when he unwillingly commits a brutal murder. Through the use of branching storylines and multiple character perspectives, players embark on an immersive adventure on par with a Hollywood thriller. Indigo Prophecy is developed by Quantic Dream, and will be available for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox(R) video game system from Microsoft and personal computers running the Windows operating system in Europe on September 16 and in North America on September 20.
"Indigo Prophecy blurs the lines between video games and cinema and introduces a completely engrossing experience not yet offered by other games," said Marc Metis, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Atari, Inc. "Indigo Prophecy's riveting storyline and innovative cause-and-effect gameplay should make it one of the sleeper hits of the year."
Since its showing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in May, Indigo Prophecy has been greeted with widespread enthusiasm by industry media:
"Created as more of an interactive cinematic experience than a traditional adventure title, Indigo Prophecy is a compelling game of cat and mouse, where your actions as both predator and prey shape the malleable tale and drastically affect the lives and well-being of the main characters." -- Game Informer
"This is one game where the line between gameplay and cut-scene is virtually invisible: you choose and act out every action onscreen as it's played out with more cinematic flair than almost any other game on the market." -- PlayStation Magazine
In Indigo Prophecy, New York City is stunned by a series of mysterious murders, all following the same pattern: ordinary people are killing absolute strangers in public areas. Lucas Kane becomes another one of these murderers when he suddenly kills a stranger in a men's bathroom. Covered in blood, Lucas regains consciousness with no recollection as to why he committed murder. Hunted by police, Lucas must uncover the supernatural forces behind his crime before being incarcerated for life.
By encouraging players to assume the role of multiple characters and experience the game from multiple viewpoints, Indigo Prophecy allows players' actions to affect the plot by offering a scenario driven interactive experience -- each and every decision made by the player will impact how the in-game story unfolds. Through motion picture techniques such as actor direction, multi-camera views, motion tracking and a contextual music score, players find themselves intimately immersed in the game.
Developed by Quantic Dream and written by David Cage, Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and will be available in Europe on September 16 and in North America on September 20. For more information on the game, please visit http://www.indigoprophecy.com.
About Quantic Dream
Founded in 1997, Quantic Dream developed Omikron -- The Nomad Soul(TM) for PC and Dreamcast in 1999 and featured original music and acts composed by international star David Bowie. Beginning in 2000 through 2002, Quantic Dream devoted two years in creating the production infrastructure and technology needed to develop code for the next-generation console systems -- Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy will be the first product created using these new and innovative tools. Quantic Dream boosts one of the most advanced state-of-the-art motion capture systems in Europe and offers its services and expertise to the film, television and video game industries. For additional information, please visit http://www.quanticdream.com
New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) develops interactive games for all platforms and is one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company's 1,000+ titles include hard-core, genre-defining franchises such as DRIVER(TM), The Matrix(TM), Stuntman(TM) and Test Drive(R); and mass-market and children's franchises such as Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues(TM) and Dora the Explorer(TM), and Dragon Ball Z(R). Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext - ISIN: FR-0000052573), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit http://www.atari.com.