Atari Ships Kya: Dark Lineage
Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) today announced that the highly
anticipated action/adventure title,
Dark Lineage, created exclusively for the
PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, has shipped
to retail outlets nationwide. Gamers everywhere can join
Kya on her journey through a
strange and mysterious world with non-stop action and an immersive
story line that leads Kya to discover and confront the secret of her
Plunged into a mysterious world,
Kya is on a quest to find her lost brother and a way back
Along her journey of discovery, she encounters the Nativs, a
peaceful tribe, oppressed by the Wolfens, the menacing army of the
evil ruler Brazul.
must lead the rebellion of the Nativs for their freedom, and the
only way is to master magical powers to liberate the Wolfens from
their mystical imprisonment and restore their Nativ identity.
Kya: Dark Lineage
is a creative blend of game play features including unique flying
action that allows Kya to
soar and freefall at breathtaking speed using powerful air currents,
based on real wind physics. Kya
can perform thrilling freestyle maneuvres and 360-degree spins with
magical boards, battle evil Wolfens and other creatures with more
than 30 melee attacks and dynamic fighting combos, and explore nine
massive and highly-detailed environments culminating in the
discovery of her dark lineage.
"Kya is an original
intellectual property from Atari that blends action, adventure and
platforming elements with stunning graphics and distinctive game
play mechanics for a new and innovative gaming experience," said
Nancy MacIntyre, vice president of marketing for Atari. "In
addition to the fantastic gameplay,
Kya is a highly appealing lead video game character -
confident, tough and independent - whose personality will keep
gamers coming back for more."
Powered by a proprietary game engine that delivers
high-resolution models and textures, smooth-blended animation and
utilizes spectacular physics,
Lineage allows players a liberating sense of
movement and freedom as they travel across vast and open worlds.
Through 50 quests and side missions,
Kya must increase the
strength and ability of her new-found mystical powers to unlock
secret areas and fight off enemies.
Developed by Atari's own Eden Studios,
Lineage is now available at retail outlets
nationwide for a suggested retail price of $39.95.
By: Jared Black