`T3 Tuesday’ Set for November 11: Atari Readies “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines’ Video Game to Launch on PlayStation 2 and Xbox Day and Date with DVD
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 11, 2003–
Video Game and DVD to Feature Behind-the-Scenes ‘Making Of The Video Game’ Documentary; First Time Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Voice and Likeness to Appear in Video Game
After delivering a $430 million summer blockbuster film in collaboration with Intermedia, IMF, C2 Pictures, and Columbia TriStar International, Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his first-ever video game appearance in Atari’s “Terminator(R) 3: Rise of the Machines(TM)” for the next-generation game consoles due for release on November 11, 2003.
Highlighting the close collaboration between Schwarzenegger and Atari, the video game will include an exclusive “Making Of The Video Game” documentary containing footage of, and interviews with, Schwarzenegger and the entire cast, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a Hollywood video game. The “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” DVD, released by Warner Bros. Home Video in North America and by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment internationally, will also feature this behind-the-scenes material. As an added bonus, the DVD will also feature trailers for “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” and Atari’s PC game, “Terminator 3: War of the Machines,” which will be released this December.
“`Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines’ is another example of how Atari is changing the way people look at Hollywood entertainment properties and specifically how they translate to the interactive medium,” said Steve Allison, vice president of marketing, Atari, Inc.’s Los Angeles studio. “Our increasingly collaborative relationships with studios, talent and producers, such as C2 and Intermedia, are delivering richer, deeper and more enjoyable gaming experiences than anyone has ever seen before.”
Atari’s “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” will also feature never-before-seen film footage created exclusively for the video game. The five-minute segment featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger sheds new light on the mythology behind the origins of the Terminator. In addition, footage from the feature film is also used throughout the game to set up key situations and story-related game elements.
Developed for Atari by Black Ops Entertainment, “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” will be available on November 11 for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox(R) video game system from Microsoft and Game Boy(R) Advance. More information can be found online at www.t3game.com.
About C-2 Pictures
C-2 Pictures is the Santa Monica-based filmed entertainment company founded and headed by former Carolco Pictures principals Mario Kassar and Andrew Vajna. Their producing credits, which have spanned over two decades and yielded well over three billion dollars in worldwide box office, include the “Rambo” series, “Total Recall,” the original “Basic Instinct,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” “Die Hard With a Vengeance,” “Cliffhanger,” “Stargate,” “Evita” and “I Spy.”
Intermedia, a diversified entertainment investment company with offices in Los Angeles, London and Munich, develops, finances and distributes motion pictures in collaboration with leading producing partners. Its parent company, IM Internationalmedia AG, is listed on the Prime Standard Segment of the German stock exchange (securities identification number 548 880). Recent Intermedia films include the award winning films “Adaptation” and “The Quiet American.” Coming from Intermedia in 2004 are “Suspect Zero” and “Mindhunters” as well as Oliver Stone’s “Untitled Alexander The Great Project” which is currently in production.
[/blockquote]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 games such as “Driver(TM),” “Enter the Matrix(TM),” “Neverwinter Nights(TM),” “Stuntman(TM),” “Test Drive(R),” “Unreal(R) Tournament 2003,” and “Unreal(R) Championship”; and mass-market and children’s games such as “Backyard Sports(TM),” “Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues(TM)” and “Dora the Explorer(TM),” “Civilization(R),” “Dragon Ball Z(R)” and “RollerCoaster Tycoon(R).” Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext 5257), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit www.atari.com. [/blockquote]
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