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Atari's The Matrix: Path Of Neo in Stores Now

Atari Inc. and Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. announced that the highly-anticipated videogame THE MATRIX: PATH OF NEO is now available in stores nationwide for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and Windows. The follow-up to the multi-million-unit selling ENTER THE MATRIX, THE MATRIX: PATH OF NEO marks the second collaboration between Atari and its Shiny Ent. development studio; the Wachowski brothers, creators of THE MATRIX trilogy; Joel Silver, producer of the trilogy; and Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. THE MATRIX: PATH OF NEO is rated 'T' for Teen and is also available for purchase at www.thematrixpathofneo.com.

"THE MATRIX: PATH OF NEO delivers the interactive Matrix experience fans have been waiting for now they can confront the challenges Neo faced and control their own gaming outcome with new, never-before-seen story responses and a completely new Matrix ending written and directed by the Wachowski brothers," said Marc Metis, svp, marketing, Atari Inc. "The 'bullet time' special effects, martial arts combat and Hollywood-style action sequences re-created in THE MATRIX: PATH OF NEO are sure to delight long-time franchise fans and appeal to new consumers."

"THE MATRIX: PATH OF NEO gives gamers the ultimate interactive Matrix experience they are able to play as Neo and live out the action sequences from the phenomenal film trilogy," said Jonathan Eubanks, director of production for Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. "As a creative extension of the film experience, players can meet familiar characters and take advantage of advanced gameplay in THE MATRIX: PATH OF NEO and make their own paths as 'The One.'"

Set in the Matrix universe, THE MATRIX: PATH OF NEO will allow gamers to play as the central character "Neo," and relive the most important and memorable scenes from the complete film trilogy. The likenesses of all of the films' key actors including Keanu Reeves (Neo), Laurence Fishburne (Morpheus), Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity) and Hugo Weaving (Agent Smith) are featured in the game, which also incorporates footage from THE MATRIX, THE MATRIX RELOADED and THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS as well as THE ANIMATRIX.

Warner Bros. Interactive Ent., a Warner Bros. Ent. company, is a premier licensor and a developer of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including consoles, PC-based gaming and wireless applications.

New York-based Atari Inc. develops interactive games for all platforms and is one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. Atari Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Ent. SA, the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit www.atari.com.

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