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Atari’s Sinbad PC Game Sets Sail
Adventure on the high seas comes home as Atari’s Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas game for PC ships to retail stores nationwide. Based on DreamWorks’ latest animated feature, the title was developed in cooperation with Intel to take full advantage of the Pentium 4 Processor with HT (Hyper-Threading) technology, which allows for more detailed animation and more dynamic game environments, according to Atari.
The action/adventure game follows the film’s storyline, putting players in the role of the swashbuckling hero, who must retrieve the fabled Book of Peace in order to save the life of best friend Proteus. Along the way, there are hordes of supernatural enemies and plenty of mythic monsters to fend off with the aid of an intuitive control system that enables acrobatic moves and the use of interactive environment features. There are also special power-ups, like the ability to summon a mini-army of skeletons to fight by your side.
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas co-director Patrick Gilmore worked closely with Atari and the development team at U.K.-based Small Rockets to faithfully translate the film for the interactive realm. Gilmore made his directorial debut on Sinbad after a ten-year career in developing and producing video games.
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas for PC is available at retail nationwide for a suggested retail price of $19.99. It is rated ‘T’ for Teen.