Atari's New Action Platformer The Kore Gang™ Now Available
Company: Atari
LOS ANGELES – Nov. 8, 2011 - Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment today announced that The Kore Gang™ is now available exclusively for the Wii™ system at retailers nationwide. Developed by Pixonauts, The Kore Gang is an action platformer which brings to life the exploits of three intrepid adventurers:  Pixie, an acrobatic thrill-seeker who craves excitement; the not-so-agile, MadBoy, who has a big heart and even bigger fists; and, their pal Rex, a tiny yet fast chihuahua with a very big bark.

The Kore Gang finds our heroes in Manhattan when the city is attacked by the evil subterranean Krank Brothers and their Krank Tank in a misguided bid for world domination. With the populace in jeopardy, it is up to Pixie, Madboy and Rex to save the city and ultimately the world.  With the help of the amazing Kore Suit, robotic armor which greatly enhances the wearer’s natural abilities, developed by the ingenious, yet slightly demented, Dr. Samuelson, Pixie, Madboy and Rex set out on an adventure to confront the Kranks and end their reign of nastiness.

Developed exclusively for Wii, The Kore Gang provides players with a vast underground universe to explore filled with loads of action and puzzles, a humorous story with highly entertaining characters and combat as well as one of the most colorful and imaginative art styles to ever appear on the Wii. Each character in The Kore Gang provides the players with a distinct play experience and unique abilities – Pixie, excels at jumping and climbing, can utilize booster jets and can avoid danger with a well-timed dance! Madboy, is all about brawn over brains and can spin and smash his way through countless enemies, he even has the ability to throw objects at his foes. Rex, while small, is smarter than your average canine and can also control the Kore Suit. He has the ability to move very quickly on all fours, can stun enemies with his barking and has the ability to locate hidden objects throughout the world.

The Kore Gang – Key Features:
Classic Action Platforming: The Kore Gang features hours of classic platforming, innovative and challenging puzzles and loads of action and combat. In all, there are 30 levels and 6 distinct worlds worth of fun.
Play As 3 Unique Characters: Pixie, Madboy and Rex each have a unique personality and play style as well as possessing special skills and abilities that will be required to overcome the game’s many challenges.
Engaging Story and Characters: Aside from the team of wacky core characters, The Kore Gang also features a host of other comical friends, enemies and bosses, including the slightly demented Dr. Samuelson and the terrible Krank Brothers.
Colorful and Imaginative Art Style: The Kore Gang features an engaging and wacky art style that is highly original and totally appropriate for the colorful story. Enemies are exaggerated and comical, environments are vivid and imaginative and combat animations are exciting and varied.


Developed by Pixonauts, The Kore Gang is now available for Wii at leading retail outlets, such as GameStop, for an MSRP of $19.99. For more information about the game, please visit www.atari.com/koregang.

About ATARI, SA
Atari (www.atari.com) is a multi-platform, global interactive entertainment and licensing company.   The original innovator of video gaming, founded in 1972, Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises, including world renowned brands like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, Test Drive®, Backyard Sports®, Deer Hunter®, Ghostbusters®, and Rollercoaster Tycoon®.  Atari capitalizes on these powerful properties by delivering compelling games online (i.e. browser, Facebook® and digital download), on smartphones and tablets and other connected devices. The Company also develops and distributes interactive entertainment for video game consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony.  As a licensor, Atari extends its brand and franchises into other media, merchandising and publishing categories.  
 
Atari has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Lyon and London. 

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