FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WESTWOOD, MA, February 13, 2006 - Turbine, Inc. announced today that DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINETM: StormreachTM has gone gold and is in final production. The world's first online roleplaying game based on the legendary pen and paper DUNGEONS & DRAGONS game, and voted the "most-anticipated MMO," by IGN.com readers, is currently scheduled to ship on February 28, 2006. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS is under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS).
Customers who preorder DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE: Stormreach will receive exclusive access to the game days ahead of the official release and a free Beta pass for up to 10 days to try the game (the Beta will be officially ending February 20, 2006). Customers will also be given a +1 in-game amulet for added defense during combat and a special limited-edition poster featuring the red dragon.
"We're thrilled to have developed a game that appeals to massively multiplayer players, as well as fans of the original pen-and-paper game," said Jeffrey Anderson, president and CEO of Turbine, Inc. "We also want to thank the 300,000 players that registered for the Beta. We could not have done this without their support."
"We're extremely excited to see the anticipation building for DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE, and with the upcoming launch, old and new fans will be able to experience the magic of this extraordinary game," said Jeff Burdeen, vice president for the Hasbro Properties Group.
Developed by Turbine and published by Atari Inc., DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE: Stormreach is the first and only online roleplaying game based on the world-renowned DUNGEONS & DRAGONS brand from Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. This unique online world features highly customizable characters built from authentic D&D races, abilities, skills, and feats; real-time action combat; dangerous dungeons with devious traps; hand-crafted, private adventures; monsters and stories from the action-packed and intrigue-laced Eberron campaign setting; and award-winning visuals.
Turbine, Inc. is a premier developer, publisher and operator of online subscription entertainment and is headquartered in Westwood, Massachusetts. The company is the largest privately-held online games company in North America. Turbine's catalogue includes some of the most famous online entertainment brands, including Asheron's Call, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINETM: StormreachTM and The Lord of the Rings OnlineTM: Shadows of AngmarTM. For more information on Turbine and its services, please visit www.turbine.com.
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 DRIVERTM, The MatrixTM (Enter The Matrix and The Matrix: Path of Neo), StuntmanTM and Test Drive; and mass-market and children's franchises such as Nickelodeon's Blue's CluesTM and Dora the ExplorerTM, 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.
About THE HASBRO PROPERTIES GROUP
The Hasbro Properties Group (HPG), the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc., (NYSE:HAS), translates one of the industry's richest portfolios of brands into a world of fun and excitement for children and adults globally. Through a host of publishing, digital media, lifestyle and entertainment platforms, HPG is able to surround fans worldwide with consumer products that expand Hasbro's core brands, such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, MY LITTLE PONY, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE, TONKA and PLAYSKOOL.
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, D&D, STORMREACH, and EBERRON and related logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Wizards of the Coast Inc. in the U.S. 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. Turbine and the Turbine logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Turbine, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other jurisdictions. Copyright 2006 Atari, Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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