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  Saturday, Apr 10, 2004 Report News | Archive | Top  
Unreal Tournament 2k4 On DVD
- Posted 12:00 AM By KCShadowDragon
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According to sources on the Atari Forums it looks like good news for anyone wanting a DVD copy of the hot new game. Atari and Epic Games will re-release the Special Edition as a two-disc DVD Edition of Unreal Tournament 2004 on April 13. The DVDs include UT2K4 installation files and Video Training Modules which contain "how to" videos for mod making. Read the full story for the press release.
Full Story:
LOS ANGELES – April 9, 2004 – In response to the overwhelming success of Unreal® Tournament 2004 - Special Edition which featured the game on DVD, Atari and Epic Games will launch a special two-disc “DVD Edition” of Unreal Tournament 2004 on April 13. The two-DVD set will include the entire game on disc one, while disc two will include several hours of Video Training Modules (VTMs) from 3DBuzz.com that teach fans and amateur mod makers how to use the Unreal Editor to create custom game content.

Unreal Tournament 2004 is the highly anticipated follow-up to last year’s Unreal Tournament 2003 and the third installment in the mega-selling Unreal Tournament franchise. The game has received universal critical acclaim and was hailed by GameSpot, a leading video game news and reviews site, as “...the new king of online shooters.” Unreal Tournament 2004 is already the highest-rated PC game of 2004 and, according to GameRankings.com, a Web site which tracks reviews of all games, Unreal Tournament 2004 is the third-highest scoring PC game of all time. The Special Edition DVD SKU sold out at major retailers across the United States in the first three days of availability.

“The success of Unreal Tournament 2004 - Special Edition was beyond even our wildest expectations, with gamers grabbing up the DVD version in droves for easier installation and the hours upon hours of training videos by 3DBuzz.com,” said Peter Wyse, Executive Producer at Atari. “Fans have been clamoring for the game on DVD and by offering another version, we’re able to deliver all of the benefits of DVD to fans who have been waiting to get it.”

Unreal Tournament 2004 was developed by Epic Games in conjunction with Digital Extremes. The game builds on the success of past installments, taking the franchise to the next level with the introduction of the hyper-charged Onslaught mode, the return of the fan-favorite Assault mode, and the introduction of land-, air- and space-based vehicles.

In Unreal Tournament 2004, players suit up as the ultimate techno-gladiator of the future, taking their fates into their own hands as they battle up to 32 other players in action-packed, frag-filled arenas. Unreal Tournament 2004 contains new maps for all established game modes, including Capture the Flag, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Bombing Run and Double Domination. In addition, Unreal Tournament 2004 contains all of the maps, mutators and game types -- such as Mutant, Last Man Standing and Invasion -- from Unreal Tournament 2003 and the free downloadable bonus packs for that game.

The game includes two additional modes of play: “Onslaught,” an epic-in-scope team-based challenge that pits two teams in bitter warfare across massive terrain maps in a frag-filled battle to destroy, capture and hold key power nodes, and “Assault,” where gamers are challenged to complete a variety of mission objectives to attack or defend bases in a bigger and badder version of the Unreal Tournament classic.

Unreal Tournament 2004 CD edition is currently available worldwide. Unreal Tournament 2004 two-disc DVD Edition will be available April 13. The new DVD Edition will not include the limited edition tin box and Logitech Internet Chat Headset that were included in the Special Edition. For more information on Unreal Tournament 2004 or to download the free demo, please visit the game’s official Web site at www.unrealtournament.com.

About Epic Games

Epic Games Inc, based in Raleigh, NC and established in 1991, is a developer of cutting-edge computer and video games. The company is best known as the creator of hit PC 3D action games Unreal and Unreal Tournament, both award-winning blockbuster hits having each sold more than 1 million copies. Games created with the Unreal Tournament Game Engine include: 2002 Console Game of the Year winner: Tom Clancy’s Splinter CellTM (on PC and console platforms) from Ubi Soft, PC Gamer’s 2000 Game of the Year: Deus Ex from Ion Storm/Eidos, America’s Army: Operations, from the United States Army and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (PC) from Electronic Arts – and many others. Prior to their 3D success, Epic Games was well known for the hit shareware games Jill of the Jungle, Jazz Jackrabbit and Epic Pinball. Additional information can be obtained through Epic's Web site at www.epicgames.com.

About Atari

New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) develops interactive games for all platforms and is one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company’s 1,000+ titles include hard-core, genre-defining games such as Driver™, Enter the Matrix™, Neverwinter Nights™, Stuntman™, Test Drive®, Unreal® Tournament 2003, and Unreal® Championship; and mass-market and children’s games such as Backyard Sports™, Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues™ and Dora the Explorer™, Civilization®, Dragon Ball Z® and RollerCoaster Tycoon®. Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext 5257), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit www.atari.com.

Unreal is a registered trademark of Epic Games Inc.

6 Comments Posted

#1 by Reflex on Saturday, Apr 10 at 5:10 AM 
Er.... the DVD version was already released, they are RE releasing it because of 
high demand.
#2 by Anthos on Saturday, Apr 10 at 5:48 AM Technically, it's a launch and not a re-release, because it's being classed as a DVD Edition. The original DVD release was a "Special Edition", which had the collectible tin box and the Logitech headset, which the DVD Edition will not have.
#3 by Squirre1 on Saturday, Apr 10 at 9:08 AM Yeah, so HAAA...
#4 by Reflex on Saturday, Apr 10 at 2:04 PM :(
#5 by WaRMaN on Saturday, Apr 10 at 4:58 PM Damn man think before you talk! :P
#6 by Anthos on Saturday, Apr 10 at 10:04 PM It's okay, man...we still wub joo!

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