Atari Primed For A Big 2009
Yesterday, we heard all about Atari's 2009 projects, and when we saw the headline, we admit to being somewhat underwhelmed. After all, Atari hasn't really wowed the crowd in this new generation just yet, although a few gems (like N+ for the PSP) have popped up here and there.
But has anybody noticed that 2009 may be a year of rejuvenation for the veteran publisher? We always wondered if former Sony executive and current Atari president Phil Harrison would have an immediate impact, and while we can't attribute all these promising new projects directly to him, there's no arguing that Atari may issue some great projects next year. We really can't wait for the sequel/remake, The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, the new entries in the Neverwinter Nights and Baldur's Gate franchises will turn a lot of heads, the Ghostbusters video game is looking surprisingly good, and the console iteration, The Witcher: Rise of the Wolf should be worthy of any role-playing fan's attention. Perhaps what impressed us most about all this are the debut trailers that came with these announcements, and we strongly suggest you check 'em out right now:
So now that you've taken the time to view Atari's newest offerings, aren't you a little excited? Don't you think Atari has a chance of making a very good showing in 2009? There are plenty of titles on the list that have garnered our attention early on, and provided development progresses smoothly, we'd like to think this publisher has set themselves up for a big year...
12/3/2008 Ben Dutka