But at that point, everyone who could've paid for
continuing development felt it was time to move on to Playstation, so both
Dactyl Joust and TRF (Mortal Kombat style fighting game - I didn't know
actual MK-II was in the works?) got shelved.
(Slashdot posting by the programmer)
Coming attractions for Atari Jaguar
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Jan. 6, 1995 - Batman Forever, Thea Realm Fighters and
Primal Rage top the list of coming attractions for the 64-bit Atari Jaguar
Interactive Multimedia system in 1995. "The focus at Atari for 1995
is great software and lots of it," said Sam Tramiel, CEO of Atari
Corporation. "We are working with over 200 developers to bring a wide
variety of new games to the 64-bit Atari Jaguar in 1995. The powerful
Jaguar technology can handle popular arcade games like Primal Rage or
provide the speed and graphics necessary for brand new games like Batman
Forever and Thea Realm Fighters."
Thea Realm Fighters combines the latest digital motion capture technology
and nationally known martial arts fighters, including several used for
both Mortal Kombat games, to create a super-realistic fighting game. Among
the well-known martial artists used for the game are:
- Ho Sung Pak, who played Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat
I & II, is a member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame and winner of
the Grand Slam of Martial Arts in 1991, and served as technical
advisor for choreography.
- Phillip Ahn, MD, is a 4th degree black belt in
Tae Kwon Do. Dr. Ahn played Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat II.
- Katalin Zamiar played Kitana, Mileena and Jade in
Mortal Kombat II. Katalin is a black belt in Okinawan style Karate.
- Daniel Pesina, who played Johnny Cage and the
ninjas in Mortal Kombat I & II, is a nationally ranked martial
artist in forms and weapons.
There are a total of 25-plus characters to compete
against in Thea Realm Fighters, including twelve main characters and
twelve other special characters. The characters can compete in four
different modes and with more than 30 different backgrounds, creating a
wide variety of combat situations and scenarios. The release of Thea Realm
Fighters is planned for the 3rd quarter.
(Atari Press Release 01/06/1995)
=*= Thea Realm Fighters (CD) =*=
As one of 12 digitized fighters, you must defeat all the others before
facing SurRaider, a powerful warrior from another dimension. Four or more
special moves and two "killer" moves will help you win your
battles against hidden SubBosses and 5 secret characters. Defeat up to 21
characters in a single game or SurRaider will conquer the planet and add
Earth to his vast empire.