Ataris RACE Pro Speeds to the Checkered Flag

February 18, 2009

Atari’s RACE Pro Speeds to the
Checkered Flag

Ultra Realistic Racing Title
Races into Stores Exclusively for Xbox 360

Atari today announced that RACE Pro
has reached the checkered flag as it races into retail stores. Developed by
renowned award-winning game developer SimBin, a leading creator of PC racing
simulators, RACE Pro brings SimBin’s formidable skill and know-how exclusively
to the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for the very
first time.

“Atari is committed to working with
the industry’s finest developers, and SimBin is at the top of the game when it
comes to racing simulations. RACE Pro is the first time SimBin has brought its
incredible expertise to console and we’re proud to be launching it with them,”
said Phil Harrison, President of Infogrames, the parent company of Atari. “RACE
Pro is the most realistic racing game available on console, and is accessible to
newcomers while having the depth to satisfy the most demanding petrol-head.”

RACE Pro recreates a breathtaking
reality giving gamers the ultimate racing simulation experience, all powered by
Lizard, SimBin’s own physics engine. With precision physics and handling, racers
will feel every bend and burst of acceleration along with every emotion from
pre-race tension in the pit lanes to the exhilaration of capturing the checkered
flag. RACE Pro provides unrivalled realism and deep immersion into the racing
world through ultra realistic car models and official FIA championships and
tracks. Putting players in the driving seats of their simulated racing careers,
racers will have the opportunity to work their way up the leader boards through
intense training and winning key races.

The variety of cars in RACE Pro
ranges from 200 to over 1000 horse power, encompassing a host of championships
including WTCC (World Touring Car Championship), Formula 3000 and Formula BMW.
GT cars from manufacturers including Aston Martin and Saleen take their place on
the grid as well as production cars such as the Audi R8 and Dodge Viper SRT10.
In addition, RACE Pro is exclusively bringing all the WTCC cars from
manufacturers BMW, Chevrolet and Seat to Xbox 360 for the very first time. For a
blast of accessible fun, the Mini Cooper Challenge invites players of all
abilities to take the wheel.

Gamers and racing fans alike will
experience the thrill of racing these powerful cars on 13 real life tracks
covering all continents, of which Macau, Porto and Pau are exclusive to RACE
Pro, and US tracks Laguna Seca and Road America are brand new to SimBin fans.

Online play via Xbox LIVE online
entertainment network and System Link support lets up to 12 players take on
equally high-powered opponents and test their skills to the limit to reach the
finish line ahead of the pack. For friends closer to home, the brand new ‘Hot
Seat’ feature puts players in the driving seat for a limited amount of time
before passing the controller to the next player and so on, demanding
exceptionally quick reactions and precision racing from even the most seasoned
drivers.

RACE Pro provides deep immersion
into the racing world through ultra realistic car models and official FIA
championships and tracks. Smell the burning rubber of tires on a hairpin bend
and feel the vibrations of a revved-up engine on the grid … Nothing gets closer
than RACE Pro, available in stores now.

For more information, please visit
the official website at
www.atari.com/racepro
.