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ATARI SHIPS JAGUAR FOR NEW YORK AND SAN FRANCISCO MARKETS; WORLD'S FIRST 64-BIT INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM AVAILABLE

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari Corp. (AMEX: ATC) today announced that it has commenced shipment of Jaguar, the world's first 64-bit interactive multimedia home entertainment system.  Jaguar will be in New York and San Francisco area retail stores in time for the busy Thanksgiving holiday shopping weekend.  Initial stores in these markets that are carrying the new system include Babbages, Electronics Boutique, FAO Schwarz, J & R Music World, Nobody Beats the Wiz, Play World Toys, Toys 'R Us, Trans World Music and Waldensoftware in New York; and in San Francisco, Babbages, Electronics Boutique, FAO Schwarz, G & G Software, The Good Guys and Waldensoftware.  A complete roll-out in the United States and Europe is slated for early 1994.
    Jaguar is available at a suggested retail price of $249.95 and is the only video game system manufactured in the United States.  Included with the Jaguar console are the versatile 17-button controller and one software title, Cybermorph.  In Cybermorph, the player is a One-Man Rescue Probe sent into an interplanetary battlefield to rescue stranded survivors.  As he flies in a real-time texture-mapped, polygon-based world, his craft, the Cybermorph, can assume different forms as he cruises over the hills and valleys that look realistic, with lifelike shadows.  A holographics face, Skylar, speaks to the player, giving him information as he races toward all 50 planets to complete his mission.
    Atari Corp. manufactures and markets video games and personal computers for the home, office and educational marketplaces.
    -0-                              11/23/93
    /CONTACT:  Terry Valeski of Atari Corp., 408-745-8852/
    (ATC)


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