OTC 06/03 1552 ATARI LAUNCHES THE JAGUAR, A 64-BIT MULTI-MEDIA GAME
SUNNYVALE, CA (JUNE 3) PR NEWSWIRE - Atari Corp. (AMEX: ATC), the
founder of the video game industry and the creative force behind some
of the world's best- known titles, has announced the launch of a
revolutionary new multi-media entertainment system, the Atari Jaguar.
The launch will be supported by aggressive advertising, promotion and
marketing efforts to be centered in the New York market in the fall,
with a national roll-out of the product within one year.
The Atari Jaguar, housed in a futuristic casing, is an interactive
multi-media system based on an Atari-designed proprietary 64-bit RISC
The 64-bit system is four times the technology currently seen in
the market today. The Atari Jaguar features over 16 million colors in
24-bit true-color graphics and produces shaded 3-D polygons to be
manipulated in a "real" world in real time. The Atari Jaguar also
has real-time texture mapping and creates spectacular video effects.
The sound system is based on Atari's proprietary, high-speed, Digital
Signal Processor dedicated to audio. The audio is 16-bit stereo CD
quality and processes simultaneous sources of audio data, allowing
for very realistic sounds, as well as human voices, which are essential
for future multi-media applications.
The Atari Jaguar is truly expandable and will include a 32-bit
expansion port which allows for future connection into cable and
telephone networks, as well as a digital signal processing port for
modem use and connection to digital audio peripherals such as DAT
The unit will also have a compact disc peripheral, which will be
double- speed and will play regular CD audio, CD + G (Karaoke) and
Kodak's new Photo-CD(R).
Currently, there are multiple software titles in development,
which will be available on MegaCart(TM). Atari, known for such
groundbreaking 3-D titles as "Battlezone 2000(R)" and "Tempest
2000(R)," will issue spectacular new versions for the Atari Jaguar.
New 3-D game titles will include "Cybermorph(R)," "Alien vs. Predator(R),"
"Jaguar Formula One Racing(TM)" and many more. Atari will license
third-party publishers to join the Jaguar family.
"The Atari Jaguar system will revolutionize the state of home
entertainment as we see it today," said Sam Tramiel, president of
"The idea of a 64- bit system is earth shattering and kids and adults
will be amazed at both the imagery and manipulative capabilities. And
we are proud that our entry into the multi-media entertainment
category will be fully made in America."
The Atari Jaguar will retail for approximately $200 and will be
available nationwide next year. The Atari Jaguar packaged unit will
include one software experience and a Power Pad(R) Controller with a
ten-key pad and other special features.
Atari Corp. manufactures and markets personal computers and video
games for the home, office and educational marketplaces throughout the
world. Atari headquarters are located at 1196 Borregas Ave.,
CONTACT: August J. Liguori of Atari Corp., 408-745-2069
Marko, Suomen Atari-sivut / ArkiSTo 2003