NEW YORK, November 7, 2006 - Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) announced today that Dragon Ball Z®: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 for PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system has shipped to retail stores nationwide. The Dragon Ball Z® video game series is the gold standard of anime-based video games, and continues to deliver engrossing and spectacular action to its passionate fan-base. This loyal community is set to expand with the release of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2, the ultimate DBZ® experience for the PlayStation 2.
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 hits the ground running to give fans and fighting game enthusiasts a remarkable fighting experience by delivering ferocious, high-octane, one-on-one battling in massive destructible 3D environments. Featuring over 120 playable characters, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 offers the highest character roster of any fighting game to date. The game's visuals have reached a new peak of excellence contributing to dazzling and absorbing fast-paced gameplay.
Tips & Tricks Magazine says that this "latest addition to the popular Budokai series can be summed up in three words: bigger, better, badder!" Emily Anadu, Product Manager, Atari, Inc. agrees, "The DBZ video games just keep getting better, and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 is the latest testament. Fans will love the incredible interactive environments, the addition of characters never-before-seen in the video games, and the ability to engage in tag battles and new attacks. For those who haven't yet battled in the DBZ universe, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 is a great place to start because it incorporates more of the mythology than any other game to date."
In Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 players can try out new vanishing attacks and also trigger transformations exactly as those in the DBZ anime TV series and movies. Nine game modes include tag team battle and multiplayer allow players to challenge their friends to battle in all the visual and technical splendor of the DBZ universe, with more energy, thrills and explosive action than ever.
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 for PlayStation 2 is available now at retailers across North America. For more information on Dragon Ball Z video games, please visit http://www.atari.com/dragonballz.
About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation® Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVR), is the leading company for home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States. FUNimation is known for acquiring top-rated anime series from Japan and for developing some of North America's most popular anime series. The company has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For images, or more information on FUNimation or any of its properties, contact Jeff Dronen at 817-788-0627, ext. 251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 franchises such as The Matrix (Enter The Matrix and The Matrix: Path of Neo) and Test Drive®; and mass-market and children's franchises such as Dora the Explorer, and Dragon Ball Z®. Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext - ISIN: FR-0000052573), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit www.atari.com.
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