Classic Atari Games - Centipede(R) and Millipede(R) - Available on Xbox LIVE(R) Arcade

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NEW YORK, April 30 /-/ -- Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR), one of the world's most recognized brands and third-party video game publisher, today announced the launch of Centipede and Millipede, two of Atari's best loved coin-op classics, onto Xbox LIVE(R) Arcade.

    With Centipede and Millipede on Xbox LIVE Arcade, Atari delivers the same gaming sights, sounds and action as the originals. In addition to the classic form of each title, gamers can also play evolved, enhanced versions that include new graphics, sounds and special effects.

    "Atari's 'Centipede' and 'Millipede' on Xbox LIVE Arcade are great examples of classic games taken to the next level. The evolved versions of both games provide gamers with the gameplay they know and love, and are now stunningly rendered in high definition graphics," said Chris Early, product unit manager for Microsoft Casual Games. "Now that gamers have direct access to 'Centipede' and 'Millipede' through Xbox LIVE Arcade, it will be easier than ever for fans of all ages to enjoy these classics just like gamers did in neighborhood arcades decades ago."

    "Atari's classic video games, especially Centipede and Millipede, have had a huge fan base since the originals first entered the marketplace in 1980," said Emily Anadu, product manager, Atari, Inc. "By offering these titles on Xbox LIVE Arcade, Atari extends its classic library to a modern audience and further reaches a global community of gamers."

    The classic version of Centipede challenges gamers to defend their villages against an onslaught of centipedes, spiders, army ants and more. Users will also have access to the evolved version which features pre- rendered, high definition graphics, special effects like motion blur, trails and particle-based explosions that make this classic as enjoyable today as it was in the arcade decades ago.

    Obliterating a chain of arthropods that creep down from the top of the screen is the primary challenge in Millipede. Scattered mushrooms are the gamers' main tool to shoot, destroy and redirect the menacing millipedes. The Xbox LIVE Arcade evolved version of Millipede has been overhauled with updated graphics to offer a modernized version of this Atari Classic.

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    About Atari

    New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) develops interactive games for all platforms and is a third-party publisher of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company's 1,000+ titles include hard-core, genre- defining franchises such as Test Drive(R); and mass-market and children's franchises such Dragon Ball Z(R). Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext - ISIN: FR-0000052573), an interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit

    About Infogrames Entertainment

    Infogrames Entertainment (IESA), the parent company of the Atari Group, is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (ISIN code: FR-0000052573) and has two principal subsidiaries: Atari Europe, a privately-held company, and Atari, Inc., a United States corporation listed on NASDAQ (ATAR). The Atari Group is a major international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for all market segments and in all existing game formats (Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony) and on CD-ROM for PC. Its games are sold in more than 60 countries. The Atari Group's extensive catalogue of popular games is based on original franchises (Alone in the Dark, V-Rally, Test Drive, Roller Coaster Tycoon, etc.) and international licenses (Matrix, Dragon Ball Z, Dungeons & Dragons, etc.).

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