Though Atari originally confirmed that it would be making multiple Matrix titles a few years ago, the company made its next follow-up official today with the announcement of The Matrix: Path of Neo. Developed once again by Shiny Entertainment, Path of Neo ship to retailers nationwide in time for Christmas and will benefit from the input of the Wachowski Brothers and Producer Joe Silver for the second game in a row.
Set in the universe made popular by the trilogy of films, the game will enable players to play as the central character Neo as he relives all his most important moments from the movies. The script will be written entirely by series creators, the Wachowskis, and the likenesses of Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Ann Moss, and Hugo Weaving will also be featured. As an added bonus, footage from all three theatrical releases and the popular spin-off The Animatrix will be included as well.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be embarking on a new Matrix project,” said Jim Caparro, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atari. “The Wachowski Brothers have created a universe that is uniquely deep and rich, with virtually limitless creative possibilities, and the interactive space is the ideal world in which to explore them. With The Matrix: Path of Neo, the Wachowski Brothers will be giving their legions of fans the best of everything: the first chance to personally relive Neo’s journey, and the chance to experience new adventures they cannot yet even imagine.”
“I’m very happy to continue my collaboration with Larry and Andy on all things Matrix and beyond,” said Joel Silver, producer of The Matrix film trilogy. “Enter The Matrix added another exciting chapter to the legend. I’m thrilled that we are further expanding and exploring the vast Matrix universe through The Matrix: Path of Neo.”
No other details about the game were revealed, but additional information is expected to surface before the annual trade show E3 this coming May. But given the fact that the first game sold more than 6 million units worldwide, you can bet that the number of interested parties are rather high. The Matrix: Path of Neo will be released simultaneously for the PC, PS2, and Xbox this Holiday.
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