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Players fulfill their destiny as ''The Highlander''; Atari Corp. releases second CD title in one week for Jaguar CD.



SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 30, 1995--The rapidly expanding software library for the newly released Jaguar CD grew again this week as Atari Corp. launched its second CD title. ``Highlander: The Last of the MacLeods'' was shipped to retailers Monday morning.

An action adventure game based on the popular animated series, ``Highlander: The Last of the MacLeods'' boasts both a truly sensational sen·sa·tion·al  
adj.
1. Of or relating to sensation.

2. Arousing or intended to arouse strong curiosity, interest, or reaction, especially by exaggerated or lurid details:
 story line and advanced gaming technology.

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, an immortal whose destiny remained unclear until his mother revealed his true identity as ``The Highlander.'' With this knowledge, Quentin must set upon a quest to fulfill his destiny, rescue his village and save humanity from the evil Kortan.

``Highlander: The Last of the MacLeods'' features both original dialogue and Cinepak sequences from the animated series. Atari used Motion Capture technology in the development of the game, giving the 3-D characters lifelike movement.

``By releasing `Highlander: The Last of the MacLeods' and `Hoverstrike: Unconquered Lands' in successive weeks, our Jaguar CD title library is rapidly growing in scope and depth,'' said Ted Hoff, Atari's president of North American Operations North American operation Surgical oncology Radical surgery of a 'frozen pelvis', consisting of radical en bloc resection of the uterus and urinary bladder. See 'Frozen pelvis.'. Cf 'All-American' and 'South American' operations. . ``We will bring Jaguar gamers numerous top-quality titles for both the Jaguar cartridge and CD formats in the next several weeks.''

``Highlander: The Last of the MacLeods'' has a suggested retail price of $59.99, is rated K-A K-A Kids to Adults (former ESRB game rating, 6 yrs. and up)  (appropriate for kids and adults) and is available in stores nationwide.

For more than 20 years, Atari has provided consumers with high- quality, value-priced entertainment. Atari markets Jaguar, the only American-made, advanced 64-bit entertainment system, and is located in Sunnyvale. -0-

NOTE TO EDITORS: HIGHLANDER copyright 1994 Gaumont Television. All rights reserved. Highlander is a protected trademark of Gaumont Television. Licensed to Atari Corp. Cinepak and the Cinepak logo is a registered trademark of Radius Inc. Atari, the Atari logo Atari LOGO was a programming language for the Atari 8-bit computers.

Atari LOGO was developed by Logo Computer Systems, Inc. (LCSI) in Quebec, Canada. Since LCSI wrote Apple Logo, the Atari version maintained strong compatibility with it.
 and Jaguar are trademarks or registered trademarks of Atari Corp.

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