After delivering a $430 million summer blockbuster film in collaboration with Intermedia, IMF, C2 Pictures, and Columbia TriStar International, Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his first-ever video game appearance in Atari’s Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines for the next-generation game consoles due for release on November 11, 2003.
Highlighting the close collaboration between Schwarzenegger and Atari, the video game will include an exclusive “Making Of The Video Game' documentary containing footage of, and interviews with, Schwarzenegger and the entire cast, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a Hollywood video game. The Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines DVD, released by Warner Bros. Home Video in North America and by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment internationally, will also feature this behind-the-scenes material. As an added bonus, the DVD will also feature trailers for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Atari’s PC game, Terminator 3: War of the Machines, which will be released this December.
“Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is another example of how Atari is changing the way people look at Hollywood entertainment properties and specifically how they translate to the interactive medium,” said Steve Allison, vice president of marketing, Atari, Inc.’s Los Angeles studio. “Our increasingly collaborative relationships with studios, talent and producers, such as C2 and Intermedia, are delivering richer, deeper and more enjoyable gaming experiences than anyone has ever seen before.”
Atari’s Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines will also feature never-before-scene film footage created exclusively for the video game. The five-minute segment featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger sheds new light on the mythology behind the origins of the Terminator. In addition, footage from the feature film is also used throughout the game to set up key situations and story-related game elements.
Developed for Atari by Black Ops Entertainment, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines will be available on November 11 for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Game Boy Advance. More information can be found online at www.t3game.com.