LONDON, UK - 31st July 2006 - Atari today announced a multi-territory deal for it to distribute Ignition Entertainment's upcoming portfolio which includes Mercury Meltdown for PlayStation®Portable (PSP™), the eagerly awaited sequel to the highly acclaimed Archer Maclean's Mercury.
The agreement also extends to the latest releases from SNK Playmore; Metal Slug Anthology PSP™, King of Fighters Neowave, King of Fighters Maximum Impact 2, NEOGEO Battle Coliseum, Samurai Shodown 6 and King of Fighters XI for PlayStation®2, Metal Slug Gameboy Advance™ and SNK Vs Capcom Card Fighters Nintendo DS™, as well as the 3D RPG Blade Dancer PSP™ from SCEJ/Hitmaker.
"Ignition are known for publishing games that consumers want, and we believe this to be our strongest line up ever," said Phu Tien, International Sales Manager, Ignition Entertainment. "With games such as our own internally developed Mercury Meltdown, and the very strong line up of titles from SNK and Hitmaker, we had numerous approaches from various distribution entities across Europe, however we chose Atari as they demonstrated commitment and drive, as well as being able to deliver a strong distribution presence."
"After the success of the original Mercury we are obviously very pleased to be distributing Mercury Meltdown for the PSP. With the additional titles that will be due throughout the year, we are looking forward to continuing our strong partnership with the guys from Ignition," said Jeremy Wigmore, Managing Director of Atari UK. "Mercury is an iconic title for the PSP and continues to perform well at retail and we hope to continue the great performance with the forthcoming sequel."