SOURCE: Playlogic Entertainment, Inc.

July 07, 2006 10:32 ET

Atari and Playlogic Set Sail on the High Seas With "Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales"

Atari Signs Global Distribution Deal With Playlogic for PC Pirate Romp

LYON, FRANCE and AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 7, 2006 -- Atari and Playlogic Entertainment, Inc. (OTCBB: PLGC) today announced the signing of a deal for Atari to distribute the eagerly awaited new PC role-playing title "Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales" throughout Europe, the US and Asia. The game is scheduled for release across Europe in September 2006.

Developed by Russian developer Akella, the team responsible for the successful pirate titles "Sea Dogs," "Age of Sail 2," "Pirates of the Caribbean," and "Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales" invites players to experience all the swashbuckling excitement and reckless adventuring of a pirate's life on the Caribbean seas of the 17th century.

"With pieces of eight, wooden legs and parrots so very much in vogue at the moment, we're very pleased to be working with Playlogic to put this great title into the hands of piracy advocates across the globe," said Cyril Voiron, Marketing Director, Atari Europe. "Akella has a stunning record of producing excellent titles in this genre and with 'Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales' they will again deliver an exceptional and entertaining game, eye-patch not included."

"We are very excited to have found in ATARI our distribution partner for 'Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales,' the widely anticipated latest incarnation of this successful Pirate series," said Stefan Layer, Vice President and Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Playlogic. "ATARI has an excellent worldwide distribution network, a highly motivated team and the right marketing approach. We are looking forward to working with them."

Players can take the role of reckless fortune-hunter Blaze or alternatively his red-headed daredevil stepsister Beatrice, and sail the rough seas in a tall ship with a loyal crew of vicious cutthroats and fierce corsairs. Hone your skills in massive naval battles and sword fights, take on challenging quests, trade goods and plunder merchant convoys to make your fortune. Build up your fleet then capture and rule colonies to become the mightiest and most dreaded pirate of the Caribbean seas.

Game features include:

--  Live the life of a pirate, develop your skills, encounter fierce
    enemies and gain treasures and fame
--  Fight epic naval battles with 16 different sailing ships and many
    upgrades
--  Lead a squadron of up to four vessels to storm and capture enemy ships
    for glory
--  Total freedom without plot constraints -- do as you please and face
    the consequences of your deeds
--  Cope with different weather conditions and do battle with devastating
    storms in full day and night cycles
--  Conquer and manage colonies, construct town buildings and improve your
    defenses
--  Join multiplayer battles with up to 16 opponents in four multiplayer
    modes: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Defend the Convoy and Capture the Fort
    
The official website of the game is now online: www.ageofpiratesthegame.com. For more information about Atari's entire product line up visit www.atari.com and for details about Playlogic's product line up visit www.playlogicgames.com.

About Infogrames Entertainment and Atari:

Infogrames Entertainment (IESA), the parent company of the Atari Group, is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange and has two principal subsidiaries: Atari Europe, a privately held company, and Atari, Inc., a United States corporation listed on NASDAQ.

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 (Driver, Alone in the Dark, V-Rally, Test Drive, Roller Coaster Tycoon, etc.) and international licenses (Matrix, Dragon Ball Z, Dungeons & Dragons, etc.).

For more information: http://www.atari.com

© 2006 Atari Europe SASU. All rights reserved.

About Playlogic:

Playlogic Entertainment, Inc. is an independent publisher of entertainment software for consoles, PCs, handhelds, mobile devices, and other digital media. Playlogic, established in early 2002, publishes game concepts across various genres. The company distributes its products worldwide through all available channels, online and offline.

Playlogic, who currently has approximately 75 employees, is listed on the OTC BB under the symbol "PLGC" and is headquartered in New York and Amsterdam. Its internal studio is based in Breda (The Netherlands).

Playlogic's portfolio includes games that are being developed by several teams at Playlogic Game Factory, Playlogic's in-house development studio based in Breda, as well as games developed by a number of studios throughout the world. Currently, 11 games on 16 platforms are under development, including "Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales," "Age of Pirates: Captain Blood," "Ancient Wars: Sparta," and "Infernal," which will be published this year. "World Racing 2," "Knights of the Temple 2" and "Gene Troopers" have been released throughout Europe and will be released in the course of the year in the US.

Playlogic is always looking for additional, high-quality games and acquires products that can be exploited in the complete value chain of digital entertainment products from games at retail to mobile games and digital TV.

Contact Information

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