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HASBRO INC : Atari Releases Neverwinter Nights(TM) 2 Adventure Pack

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04/29/2009 | 03:00pm CET

- Neverwinter Nights 2: Mysteries of Westgate(TM) Now Available -

NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized video game publishers, today announced that the first Neverwinter Nights(TM) 2 Adventure Pack has been released exclusively for digital download. Neverwinter Nights 2: Mysteries of Westgate provides over 15 hours of additional entertainment with all-new engrossing storylines, professional voice acting, enchanting musical scores, new in-game content, and much more. Neverwinter Nights 2 is set in the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS(R) Forgotten Realms(R) universe by Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS). DUNGEONS & DRAGONS is under license from Hasbro. Rated "T" for Teen, Neverwinter Nights 2: Mysteries of Westgate is available for Windows platform at a suggested retail price of $9.99.

Developed by Ossian Studios, Neverwinter Nights 2: Mysteries of Westgate is the first full featured Adventure Pack available from Atari. Set in the infamous Forgotten Realms city of Westgate, players find themselves in possession of a powerful but cursed treasure that threatens to destroy them. Linked to the underworld organization known as the Night Masks, the treasure will draw players into a city-spanning clash between warring factions. Players must choose their allegiance in order to break the curse and ultimately uncover a plot that threatens Westgate itself.

From the creators of the critically-acclaimed Neverwinter Nights module, Darkness over Daggerford, Neverwinter Nights 2: Mysteries of Westgate will feature a non-linear, open-ended single-player campaign with numerous sidequests covering more than 15 hours of gameplay. Atari's new Adventure Pack will also feature 3 new companions; an entirely new underground Sewer tileset themed after the seedy underbelly of Westgate; a host of new monsters to do battle with, including some truly epic foes; an exciting original musical score; as well as hundreds of new lines of professionally recorded dialogue.

The Neverwinter Nights franchise has sold more than three million copies worldwide, is translated into 10 languages, sold in more than 40 countries and features one of the largest and most active fan communities in all of gaming. To date, fans of the franchise, which includes Neverwinter Nights, Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide(TM), Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark(TM), Neverwinter Nights 2 and Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer(TM) have created more than 5,000 modifications to the original game using the award-winning toolset included with the full game that allows players to create their own universes, quests and storylines.

The new Mysteries of Westgate, as well as future adventure packs, requires the installation of Neverwinter Nights 2. Mysteries of Westgate is now available for purchase and direct download from Atari. More information about Neverwinter Nights 2 can be found at www.nwn2.com, which includes user forums, project news, development updates and more.

About Ossian Studios

Ossian Studios is an electronic entertainment company that was founded in 2003 by former BioWare producer, Alan Miranda, and Elizabeth Starr. Ossian focuses on developing high quality role-playing games for the PC by striving to create tales of epic adventures. For more information on Ossian Studios, visit www.ossianstudios.com.

About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc. is a worldwide leader in children's and family leisure time entertainment products and services, including the design, manufacture and marketing of games and toys ranging from traditional to high tech. Both internationally and in the U.S., its PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, TIGER and WIZARDS OF THE COAST brands and products provide the highest quality and most recognizable play experiences in the world.

About Infogrames Entertainment and Atari

The Infogrames group, including the Atari brand and the massively multiplayer online game company Cryptic Studios, is a global producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for all market segments and all interactive game platforms including consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony, advanced smartphones, Personal Computers, web and online. Its games are sold in more than 60 countries through an international distribution network and direct to consumers via www.atari.com.

Atari's extensive catalogue of popular games is based on original franchises (Test Drive, Alone in the Dark, V-Rally, My Horse & Me, Backyard Sports franchise, Total Annihilation, Outcast etc.), Cryptic Studios titles (StarTrek Online, Champions Online), publishing properties (Ghostbusters, The Chronicles of Riddick, The Witcher, Race Pro etc.), international licenses (Dragon Ball Z, Dungeons & Dragons, Jamie Oliver etc.) and classic games covering the entire history of the video game industry (Pong, Missile Command, Asteroids etc).

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, FORGOTTEN REALMS, Neverwinter Nights, Neverwinter Nights 2: Mysteries of Westgate, Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide, Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark, Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer and related logos are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions, and are used with permission. Hasbro and its logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Hasbro, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other jurisdictions, and are used with permission. Atari and the Atari logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Atari, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other jurisdictions, and are used with permission. Obsidian Entertainment and the Obsidian Entertainment logo are trademarks of Obsidian Entertainment, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other jurisdictions.

(C) 2009 Atari Europe SASU. All rights reserved.

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

All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE Atari

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