Atari Announces North American Release of Venetica

Best-Selling German RPG to be Released in January 2011 for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 and Windows PC

Nov 30, 2010, 09:00 ET from Atari, SA

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, in conjunction with Rombax Games, today announced the North American release date for Venetica, the visually stunning role-playing game. With a cryptic storyline and mix of action and adventure, Venetica will make its North American debut on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC in January 2011.

Venetica takes players through a unique and vibrant world full of surprises.  Set during the 16th Century in the beautifully rendered city of Venice, Venetica is a visually stunning, action-RPG with an extraordinary and immersive storyline.  Players navigate through a vibrant world in a quest to rid the city of danger.

Assuming the role of Scarlett, a young beautiful woman, players explore the streets and canals of Venice to rid the city of a dangerous necromancer.  Equipped with an arsenal of weapons, Scarlett is the only person who can stop them from destroying the entire living world.

In Venetica players traverse through the city of Venice to conquer a host of nightmare creatures in action-packed battles using the "Twilight World."  With easy pick-up and play controls, gamers use 3D map architecture allowing for multi-dimensional gameplay.  Dynamic day and night cycles allow for a truly unique atmosphere as players progress throughout the game.

"Following the successful German launch, we look forward to introducing North American gamers to the world of Venetica," says Bob Spellerberg, VP of Sales and Distribution at Atari, Inc.  "With breathtaking graphics and a rich and unique narrative, Venetica offers RPG fans an action-packed adventure into a dark and evil world."

Published by Rombax Games, distributed by Atari and developed by Deck 13, Venetica will be available in January 2011.  For more information, please log onto


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