The operation in question? "Ditch the GameCube!"
ATARI RELEASES MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE® - OPERATION SURMA
IMF Agent Ethan Hunt Infiltrates PlayStation®2, Xbox® and Game Boy® Advance
LOS ANGELES - Dec. 9, 2003 - Infiltrating stores nationwide today, Atari's
Mission: Impossible® - Operation Surma brings all the action and intrigue of
the Mission: Impossible movie franchise to the PlayStation®2 computer
entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and the
Game Boy® Advance. Developed by Atari's Paradigm Entertainment, Mission:
Impossible - Operation Surma presents players with a true mission impossible
as they become IMF agent Ethan Hunt in an effort to stop the diabolical
plans of the Surma Corporation.
"With Mission: Impossible - Operation Surma, players will be thrust into an
authentic Mission: Impossible experience, complete with the latest spy
gadgets, stealth action, incredible combat and plot-twisting suspense fans
have come to expect from the franchise," said Steve Allison, vice president
of marketing, Atari Inc.'s Los Angeles studio. "The stealth action category
continues to surprise gamers with new and innovative game play experiences
and Operation Surma is no exception. Our unique connection to one of
today's strongest Hollywood movie franchises, will complement our focus on
delivering incredible game play with all of the powerful lead characters,
fascinating villains, elaborate double-crosses and cunning treachery of a
real Mission: Impossible."
In Mission: Impossible - Operation Surma, players step into the role of
Ethan Hunt as he traverses the globe uncovering the insidious mysteries
behind the malevolent Surma Corporation and its newly developed virus, the
Ice Worm, which allows Surma to break into any computer system in the world.
Armed with the hyper-cool, super spy technology and weaponry inspired by the
Mission: Impossible movies, such as miniature remote-controlled devices,
micro cameras, tranquilizing darts and character disguises, Hunt must lead
his elite team in preventing Surma Corp. from taking over the world.
Mission: Impossible - Operation Surma features groundbreaking gameplay that
empowers players to choose the tactics and game play style they wish to use
in tackling mission objectives. For example, as Hunt, a player can forge an
uneasy alliance with questionable characters in order to gain the upper hand
against an overwhelming enemy force; or, the player can charge in, blasting
away with the latest top secret IMF weapon; or, the player can slide
silently in and out of the shadows, penetrating enemy lairs unnoticed.
Ultimately, the nature of the adventure lies in the player's hands. Ving
Rhames, who played Luther Stickell in both Mission: Impossible feature
films, reprises his role by lending his voice and likeness in the game. As
part of the IMF team assigned to assist Ethan Hunt in his efforts, Luther
will provide critical mission intelligence, hack security systems and
generally sweep target areas clear of enemy detection devices, thus allowing
Hunt to penetrate more effectively.
Mission: Impossible - Operation Surma Features:
. Open-Ended Gameplay: Players will be empowered to play the game the way
they like. Take out a guard and dispose of his body, sneak behind the guard
and slip by unnoticed, distract the guard to another area, tranquilize the
guard remotely or even take him prisoner are just a few options at the
players disposal for nearly every situation.
. Super Spy Gadgets: As with any Mission: Impossible, the gadgets are where
it's at. Operation Surma will put dozens of super-cool gadgets at players
fingertips, including: The Wasp, a miniature remote-controlled "bug" with a
devastating "sting"; a directional microphone used to overhear distant
conversations; binoculars featuring a digital camera for evidence gathering;
Electronic Warfare darts for disabling critical electronic devices; and,
. Agent Moves and Abilities: As Ethan Hunt, players will have at their
disposal all the moves that any respectable super agent has spent years
perfecting, including: vaulting and mantling of objects; hand walking on
ledges; wall hugging through tight spaces; crouching and creeping to keep a
low profile; hand-over-hand maneuvering on pipes and girders. In addition,
players will be able to execute numerous stealth disabling, restraining and
finishing maneuvers on enemy characters.
. Gameplay Locations: Led by Mission Commander Swanbeck, players will
follow clues and undertake missions in exotic locations around the world,
including: the Los Muertos research facility in the southwestern United
States; Sansara Prison in Northern Africa; and, Yugaria, a fictional eastern
Mission: Impossible - Operation Surma is now available at retail stores
nationwide with an estimated retail price of $49.95 and an ESRB rating of
"T" for Teen. Additional information about Mission: Impossible - Operation
Surma can be found online at www.mi-game.com.