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The Matrix: Path of Neo marks the second collaboration between Atari, Shiny, and the Wachowskis. The game allows you to play as Neo and relive his coolest moments from all three films. You'll see all the familiar characters you expect, like Morpheus, Trinity, Agent Smith, and of course Neo, and re-edited footage from all three films as well as The Animatrix is also incorporated into the game. Path of Neo is an "unofficial" sequel to Enter The Matrix in that it's being developed by Shiny Entertainment, the same company responsible for ETM. But that's really all this game has in common with its predecessor. A new engine, new point-of-view, new character to play, and most importantly, a new focus by the game's developers is creating some extremely positive buzz. Path of Neo was released in November 2005 on PlayStation®2, Xbox®, and PC, and has greatly surpassed ETM in player satisfaction.
New York, New York - November 8, 2005 - Atari, Inc.(Nasdaq: ATAR) and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the highly-anticipated video game THE MATRIX: PATH OF NEO is now available in stores nationwide for the PlayStation2 Computer Entertainment System, for the Xbox video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and for 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 Entertainment development studio; the Wachowski Brothers, creators of The Matrix trilogy; Joel Silver, producer of the trilogy; and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
THE MATRIX: PATH OF NEO is the first and only Matrix game that lets gamers take on the role of Neo and become "The One" by reliving his most important and memorable scenarios from the blockbuster motion picture trilogy of The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions from Warner Bros. Pictures. 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, Senior Vice President, 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 Entertainment. "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.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a Warner Bros, Entertainment 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. (Nasdaq: ATAR) develops interactive games for all platforms and is one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company's 1,000+ titles include hard-core, genre-defining franchises such as DRIVER, The Matrix (Enter The Matrix and The Matrix: Path of Neo), Stuntman and Test Drive; and mass-market and children's franchises such as Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues and Dora the Explorer, and Dragon Ball Z. Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext - ISIN: FR-0000052573), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit www.atari.com.
Did You Know?
The Architect tells Neo he will need to choose 7 males and 16 females to rebuild Zion. This is likely a reference to Genesis 7:16, 'The animals going in were male and female of every living thing'. The total of 23 people could be a nod to human DNA, which contains 23 pairs of chromosomes.