ATARI ANNOUNCES HEART-POUNTING PLATFORMER ‘THE CHASE: FELIX MEETS FELICITY’ FOR NINTENDO DS
LYON, FRANCE – 10 November 2008 – Atari brings a fresh approach to platforming on Nintendo DS™ with The Chase: Felix Meets Felicity, the fast-paced game in which players navigate their way through bizarre obstructions, interruptions and mishaps, using the stylus to draw a path to the object of their affection. The Chase: Felix Meets Felicity is scheduled for release in February 2009 exclusively on Nintendo DS.
Join in the adrenaline rush by jumping in the shoes of Felix or Felicity to race across town in time to rendezvous. To make it unscathed, players need to deftly navigate a series of obstacle-laden environments without ever letting up the break-neck pace. Run, jump, dodge and slide through hectic scenarios while desperately trying to stay ahead of the clock and rainy weather. The pick-up-and-play gameplay makes ingenious use of the Nintendo DS stylus to draw platforms to climb and hop across, dodging difficult barriers and any cold-hearted misanthropes who get in the way.
“We wanted to create a high quality action platformer that had lots of personality to it while keeping the great arcade-style gameplay to the fore,” said David Geudelekian, Producer, Atari. “We’ve brought the best of old school arcade platforming to the new-generation DS while making the most of the hardware in terms of graphics and the clever use of the stylus in gameplay. The result is a great example of classic arcade action brought right up to date for the DS.”
“Our goal with The Chase: Felix Meets Felicity is to create a game that is not only great fun with brilliant original gameplay, but something that competes with the very best platform titles on DS,” said Cyril Voiron, VP Brand Management, Worldwide Publishing, Atari. “In a busy DS market we’re investing the time and effort to deliver a fun and innovative game of exceptional quality to DS owners everywhere.”
Along the way our protagonists will draw, climb and jump their way through the city, zoo, carnival, park and beach, with each vibrant area packed with opportunities to impress your sweetheart by bowling over bad guys and collecting fruit and stars. Felix and Felicity will have no shortage of help in their date-race against the clock with sage love advice from worldly-wise characters you meet along the way and in-game power-ups including Time-Freeze, Love-Rush, Newton-Bomb and the explosive Love-Nuke. Let nothing stand in the way of true love!
The Chase: Felix Meets Felicity, developed by Razorback, is scheduled for release exclusively on Nintendo DS in February 2009. For more information about Atari’s entire line up visit www.atari.com.