JAGUAR AND LYNX GAMES ON THE PROWL IN 2002
January 10, 2002
For immediate release:
ROCHESTER, MN -- Two
years ago today Songbird Productions announced the acquisition of
three properties from former Atari Lynx and Jaguar developer Beyond
Games, including the highly-anticipated CyberVirus. Songbird today
announced the official release date for CyberVirus as February 18,
CyberVirus takes Lynx
gaming to an entirely new level by offering 16 action-packed missions
all set in an amazing 3D environment. You are a soldier inserted
deep into enemy territory, where you alone hold the key to turn
back the Cybot threat. Avoid land mines and hunt for weapon prototypes
while repelling robots, mutant spiders, and other enemies. This
general release of CyberVirus contains many new features, including
stealth armor, strafing movement, powerups, storyboards, an enhanced
mission select screen, new objectives, all-new cheats and easter
eggs, and more.
Songbird continues its
tradition of unparalleled support for orphaned Atari systems by
also announcing the release of Protector: Special Edition (P:SE)
on April 10, 2002. This games builds on the immensely popular Protector
for the Atari Jaguar with a bundle of new enhancements, including
40 all-new levels and improvements in gameplay and balance to make
the game fun and challenging for newcomers and pros alike. More
jaw-dropping landscapes and backgrounds are sure to keep players
hungering for each new level, and several new songs have been added
to the mix as well.
As if that wasn't enough,
Songbird owner Carl Forhan also indicated that P:SE will include
two incredible features to help spur hobby development and lower
costs for future CD-based games: BJL and JagFree CD. BJL is a hobby
protocol for downloading Jaguar games to RAM, and is a cost-effective
alternative for developing new games. JagFree CD allows new CD games
to be published and played easily on any consumer Jaguar CD unit.
At press time, Carl
revealed plans to bundle a CD game with P:SE. Carl commented, "I
want every Jaguar fan who purchases P:SE to know that the JagFree
CD feature is present and works correctly with properly produced
Jaguar CDs. Thus, I've been able to work out a deal to include the
demo version of Native on CD with P:SE. While only a one level demo,
Native is an impressive start to a game I know many Jaguar fans
are anxious to see in action." Carl indicated other CD games were
also in the works and would be available in the near future.
When asked if there
is anything else fans can look forward to in the two new games,
Carl responded, "There is a special treat waiting for players who
finish these games. All I'll say is you'll definitely want to reach
the end on both of them."
If you would like to
chat with Carl Forhan and other Atari fans about these exciting
developments, be sure to drop by The Atari Times' chatroom (http://www.ataritimes.com)
at 10pm CST today, Thursday, January 10th, 2002.
is the premier developer and publisher for the Atari Lynx and Jaguar.
To keep up to date with the latest news at Songbird Productions,
be sure to visit the company web site at http://songbird.atari.net.
CyberVirus and JagFree CD are copyright and trademark 2001 Songbird
Productions. Protector is a trademark of Bethesda Softworks. All
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