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'The Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas' Announced

by Thomas on May 12, 2003 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT

The swashbuckling action of one of this summer's highly-anticipated movies will be coming to life in an interactive PC action adventure game, Atari, Inc. announced today. The Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas game will be based on the upcoming DreamWorks animated film of the same name and will combine the epic adventure of the movie with the latest innovation in PC technology from Intel to deliver a state-of-the-art game experience.

The Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas game will follow the storyline from the film and feature non-stop action, engaging gameplay and state-of-the-art visual effects. As Sinbad, the most daring and notorious rogue ever to sail the seven seas, players journey on an epic adventure to retrieve the fabled Book of Peace and save the life of Sinbad's best friend, Proteus. Along the way, players will fight off hordes of supernatural enemies and go head-to-head with legendary mythic monsters. To aid them in their quest, players can find cool power-ups like invisibility and the ability to summon a mini-army of skeletons to fight by their side. An intuitive control system enables players to perform exhilarating and acrobatic moves and use interactive environment features to defeat Sinbad's enemies.

"We are thrilled to be collaborating with DreamWorks and Intel on this exciting project," said John Hurlbut Senior Vice President, U.S. Marketing and General Manager of Atari's Beverly studio. "The Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas PC game will allow players to bring the movie experience home with them for extended fun on their PC."

To ensure the game fully captures the excitement and adventure of the film, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas PC game is being created in collaboration with one of the film's directors, Patrick Gilmore. Gilmore is making his directorial debut on "Sinbad" after a ten-year career in developing and producing video games. He is working closely with Atari and the development team at U.K.-based Small Rockets to faithfully translate the film into an interactive game.

To fully capture the stunning visuals of the film, the Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas game is being designed to take full advantage of the IntelĀ® PentiumĀ® 4 processor with Hyper-Threading Technology. Consumers that play the game on a PC enabled with the HT Technology will experience higher quality models and animations. Intel's HT Technology allows the PC's processor to perform multiple complex tasks at the same time with greater responsiveness.

The Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas PC game will be available at retail nationwide in October 2003, prior to the DVD and VHS launch of the movie. A demo of the game will be shown for the first time at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the video game industry's largest trade show and exhibition, from May 14-16.

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