Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR), one of the world's most recognized brands and a third-party video game publisher, today announced that its upcoming apocalyptic action blockbuster Alone in the Dark will launch for Wii and PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system in addition to Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and Windows platform. Alone in the Dark will continue the legacy of innovation started by the first Alone in the Dark game with state-of-the-art technology driving a captivating and entertaining original gameplay experience.
Developed by Hydravision, Alone in the Dark for Wii and PlayStation 2 follows the same story as the Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system and PC version, where over the course of one apocalyptic night, hero Edward Carnby must uncover the earth-shattering secret hidden in New York's iconic Central Park.
"Realizing the enormous ambition of Alone in the Dark is a huge technological challenge," said Hudson Piehl, Vice President of Production, Atari, Inc. "Hydravision has risen to the occasion to ensure Wii and PlayStation 2 owners will be impressed by the gripping gameplay experience."
Hydravision has tackled the innovative and highly advanced technology driving Alone in the Dark on Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PC head-on, using the company's wealth of experience and proven technology. The Wii and Playstation 2 system versions have been developed in parallel to optimize each console's capabilities, pushing the hardware and incorporating many features found in the new-generation versions. On the Wii, the control system is specially adapted to make full use of the Wii Remoteâ„¢ and Nunchuckâ„¢ to manipulate objects in real-time, a key gameplay feature of Alone in the Dark, enhancing the player's immersion in the experience.
Alone in the Dark delivers a new level of narrative intensity, packed with action, plot twists and nail-biting cliff-hangers. With a story written by Eden Games and scripted by New York Times best-selling writer Lorenzo Carcaterra, Alone in the Dark sees one of video gaming's original innovators return to deliver an outstanding action gaming experience.