Pre-Order Retail Programs Announced for Test Drive® Unlimited 2

NEW YORK, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and acclaimed developer Eden Games, are pleased to announce pre-order programs for the highly anticipated Test Drive® Unlimited 2, available at retailers in North America on September 21, 2010 for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC. Pre-order rewards range from collectable limited edition vehicles, with matching avatar apparel, to the TDU2: Casino Online.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 puts the top down and turns up the beats in the world's ultimate party destination: IBIZA. Push the most coveted supercars beyond their limits in thousands of challenges. Test Drive Unlimited 2 transforms the driving genre, adding the persistency, progression and customization of the latest multiplayer games to the auto racing experience.  A persistent, dynamic environment brings thousands of racers together to compete, cooperate and create in a world of speed, skill and luxury.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 pre-order is available at retailers in North America on May 28, 2010.

Details on pre-order content for Test Drive Unlimited 2 include:

GameStop

GameStop pre-order customers receive TDU2: Casino Online – a complete standalone bonus game! With the TDU2: Casino Online you can play games of chance including Poker, Roulette, and Slots, unlock two bonus cars in-game.  Meet up with your friends, customize your avatar, and get access to the VIP area - reserved for only the top players.

Amazon

Amazon.com shoppers will receive the exclusive iconic Aston Martin V12 Vantage Carbon Black special edition, exclusive avatar apparel and an additional bonus of Amazon Video Games Credit.  The carbon edition features a bespoke Carbon Black color scheme, and distinctive carbon fibre details, black mesh components, and high polish black 10 spoke diamond turned alloy wheels. A bright finished grill and front parking sensors complete the exterior detailing of this hand crafted masterpiece.

Walmart

Pre-orders at Walmart come with the super exclusive Inuit Audi Q7 V12 TDI Quattro, avatar apparel, and a Walmart.com gift card. This Audi Q7 has the breathtaking power of a six-liter twelve-cylinder V12 TDI engine with 500 hp. Already one of the most rare super-SUV models, this Audi Q7 comes in Inuit, a special white that creates a pearl effect reminiscent of the glistening luminance of the polar region. Use your Audi Q7 to play in our all new off road tracks.

Best Buy

Best Buy consumers will be rewarded with the Aston Martin DBS Carbon Black special edition – Aston Martin's ultimate sports car.  Featuring bespoke Carbon Black metallic paint complimented with gloss black 10 spoke diamond turned alloy wheels and the iconic Aston Martin side strake fashioned from carbon fibre. Best Buy Reward Zone members also receive reward zone points with their TDU2 pre-order.

Atari.com

Atari fans that pre-order on the Atari website will receive an exclusive and unique yellow Nissan 370Z (known as the Fairlady Z in Japan). Inspired by the European GT4 race car, the Nissan 370Z includes 19-inch RAYS forged alloy wheels, black leather and suede interior upholstery and of course the Ultimate Yellow body.  

European pre-orders will be available soon.  Offers may vary among certain retailers and game platforms. Please check retail websites for more details on pre-order offers. For more information on Test Drive Unlimited 2, please log onto http://www.testdriveunlimited2.com/

Videos, screens, and additional assets are available at the Atari press vault.  Log onto:

www.atari-press.com.

ABOUT ATARI, SA

Atari group is a global creator, producer and publisher of interactive entertainment for interactive game platforms that include PC, online, consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony and advanced smart phones (i.e. iPhone).  Divisions of Atari, SA include Cryptic Studios, Atari London Studio, Eden Studios, Atari Interactive, Inc. and Atari, Inc.

Atari benefits from its global brand and an extensive catalogue of popular games based on classic owned game franchises (Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Lunar Lander®), original owned franchises (Test Drive®, Backyard Sports™, Deer Hunter®), MMO games from Cryptic Studios (Star Trek Online, Champions Online) and third party franchises (Ghostbusters®, Project Runway™, Dungeons and Dragons®).

For more information please visit www.atari.com  

© 2010 Atari Europe SASU. All rights reserved.

Atari word mark and logo are trademarks owned by Atari Interactive, Inc.

About Eden Games

The second largest game development studio in France, Eden Games has achieved international recognition through the creation of games including V-Rally 1, 2 and 3, Need For Speed: Porsche, Kya: Dark Lineage, Titeuf, Test Drive Unlimited and Alone in the Dark. Base in Lyon, France, Eden Games is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atari SA. For more information, please visit www.edengames.com

SOURCE Atari, Inc.



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