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Atari Blowout: New Baldur's Gate, Ghostbusters, The Witcher, More

Rumors are fun, but official confirmations are vastly preferable. Atari president Phil Harrison and Infogrames CEO David Gardner have lifted the lid on all sorts of upcoming projects, including Ghostbusters, The Witcher: Rise of the Wolf, and the return of Baldur's Gate.

According to GameSpot, the information came from the two executives announcing the new titles at London's O2 Arena. They spoke about their new partnership with Namco Bandai and revealed a new trailer for Tekken 6, saying the hotly anticipated fighter will arrive for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in fall 2009. Even more interesting were some of the comments revolving around some of Atari's internal brands, like the Dungeons & Dragons franchises Neverwinter Nights and Baldur's Gate. We're not really sure who will develop the new entries - Obsidian Entertainment, who developed NN2, declined to comment - but we know they're coming. At the same time, Atari hinted at new installments in the Test Drive Unlimited, Backyard Sports and V-Rally series.

Moving on, Atari did come forward and confirm the console adaptation of The Witcher, also known as Rise of the Wolf. We just told you about the very real possibility of this title's existence, and here's the official announcement. It's coming to the PS3 and 360 in fall 2009, and there was further confirmation for The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena. We just got finished telling you it would be a sequel, and that still rings true. Lastly, Ghostbusters finally has a tentative release date of June 2009; it will coincide with the classic movie's 25th anniversary and be available for the PS3, 360, PS2, Wii, DS and PC. 'whew' A whole lot of games, and with this new update, we can finally stop speculating. Let's just hope a lot of these deliver, and we really want info on that new Baldur's Gate!

12/3/2008 Ben Dutka

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Arvis
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 12:56:44 PM
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Dang it.. Baldur's Gate is the only game in this bunch I am really excited about, and there's no info! :(

-Arvis

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FLYING_APE
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 1:07:17 PM
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Phil harrison is the man look at all these good games atari has got lined up since he came. Sony have got kaz hrai or somethin who canceled to games for eyepet

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QuasarSquirrel
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 2:00:07 PM
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I'm all kinds of pumped for more Baldur's Gate. I'd also like to play the Witcher, I've heard its good, but my PC is weak sauce so I don't play much on it.

Maybe this can start to turn things around for Atari.....or it might be a last gasp to try to get some attention, I hope its the former.

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Gogaku
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 2:21:49 PM
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The only thing I'm hoping that Atari will release is another version of Roller Coaster Tycoon. A better building simulator cannot be found, but the third one has a lot of bugs and kinks in it. And not to speak of the fact that after building a lot of things the game itself becomes too heavy for the computer to handle, so the game becomes incredibly slow/crashes. So come on Atari, feed your fans with a new installment of this widely popular series!!

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Belthier
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 2:23:09 PM
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Ha, Baldur's gate is definately the game I'm anticipating, Ever since i beat the second one with a friend of mine, Can't wait to hear more about it when more info comes!

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englishgolfer
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 2:39:13 PM
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2009 is looking very promising. wow a new baldur's gate - can't wait!

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Geobaldi
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 3:04:36 PM
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Baldur's Gate would be nice but I want to see them do it true RPG style like the originals and Neverwinter Nights and not action/RPG like the previous entries. And the The Witcher was a great game. Hopefully they won't edit the console version when it comes out. It's definitely a more mature RPG than console gamers are used to. And as I've said before, as long as the Ghostbusters game is better than the old NES game, I'll be happy.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 3:04:46 PM
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Atari is neato, I think I'm the only person on earth who enjoyed Enter The Matrix :)

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Reccaman18
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 5:41:46 PM

Path of Neo was much better. I just couldnt get into Enter the Matrix even though Im a die hard Matrix fan!

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QuasarSquirrel
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 7:25:59 PM

I liked Enter the Matrix too! I have Path of Neo but I don't think its on the 360 BC list. I'll have to check again, I never played it.

Last edited by QuasarSquirrel on 12/3/2008 7:27:02 PM

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 10:11:54 PM

Yeah PON was definately better, but EtM came out first so I HAD to get it. No idea why people think that the first movie was the only good one too, that fight in the chateau was awesome.

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superjew
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 4:26:15 PM
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Great, Atari is going to ruin Baldur's gate. Seriously, don't even question it, they will find a way to ruin it.

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Papa Burgundy
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 7:21:38 PM
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I just saw that Cod modern warfare 2 was revealed!

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vallador2
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 9:44:34 PM
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balders gate were my top favorite games for ps2. then they left it open for a sequel so i have big hopes for a new one

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Robochic
Thursday, December 04, 2008 @ 10:11:06 AM
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Hoping for a new balders gate as well, i loved the games on the ps2 and it was left wide open for a new game. Please atari give us a new balders gate.

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IronFace2
Thursday, December 04, 2008 @ 1:53:46 PM
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Baldur's Gate is great!

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