London, UK – 4 March 2005 – Atari today announced that Hollywood actor Arnold Vosloo will lend his formidable likeness to Saul Meyer, the hero of the forthcoming PC title Boiling Point: Road to Hell due for European release in May 2005. Players will come face to face with Vosloo's well known features during the game's many cut scenes currently under production at Deep Shadows, as well as on the front of pack and in advertising for the game.
South African born Vosloo is known for his role as the Mummy in The Mummy and The Mummy Returns and more recently starring in the latest series of '24'. He has a richly varied acting career already behind him, encompassing stage, TV and over 15 feature films. He has worked with a host of top class directors, including Ridley Scott and John Woo, and even appeared on stage opposite the legendary Al Pacino. Amongst the accolades he has received for his work, Vosloo has won many awards in his native country, including twice receiving the RSA Dalro Award for Best Actor.
"After a string of hit movies and his recent role in the top rated TV drama '24', Arnold Vosloo has a face that is recognised all over the world," said Mathieu Brossette, Brand Manager, Atari Europe. "He brings a sense of grim determination and menace to Saul Meyer's character in Boiling Point: Road to Hell – he is someone who knows what he wants and won't let anything stand in his way."
"I'm no stranger to the world of CGI and I'm used to seeing a digital facsimile of myself doing impossible things," said Arnold Vosloo. "But this will be the first time individuals will be able to control my every move in a video game. It's weird, but very cool. It's also great to be on the right side of justice for a change."
Boiling Point: Road to Hell is set in the present day jungles of South America, a realistic and contemporary gaming world in which every decision, action and relationship affects the outcome. Deep Shadows' innovative game engine streams the beautifully rendered environment, creating a non-linear gameplay experience, with no loading times or levels, in a continuous world spanning 625 square kilometres. To make the most of the scenery, a massive range of vehicles is at the disposal of the player, as well as a vast array of weapons to fire from them.
Boiling Point: Road to Hell for personal computer will be released across Europe in May 2005.
About Infogrames Entertainment and Atari:
Infogrames Entertainment (IESA), the parent company of the Atari Group, is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (ISIN code: FR-0000052573) and has two principal subsidiaries: Atari Europe, a privately-held company, and Atari, Inc., a United States corporation listed on NASDAQ (ATAR).
The Atari Group is a major international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for all market segments and in all existing game formats (Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony) and on CD-ROM for PC. Its games are sold in more than 60 countries.
The Atari Group's extensive catalogue of popular games is based on original franchises (Driver, Alone in the Dark, V-Rally, Unreal Tournament, Test Drive, Roller Coaster Tycoon, etc.) and international licenses (Mission Impossible from Paramount, Men In Black, Superman, Matrix, Terminator and Dragon Ball Z).
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