LYON, FRANCE - 19 October 2006 - Atari announced today that development is complete on Bandai's Dragon Ball Z®: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the game is on schedule for release across Europe on 27 October. The enduringly popular Dragon Ball Z® series of video games has sold in excess of 10 million units across Europe and America to date, and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 is the latest must-have chapter to explode onto PlayStation 2, laying waste to everything in its path.
With over 100 characters including many new to the series, 15 huge, destructible 3D environments, all-new teleportation ability, nine game modes to choose from including tag-team battle, the ability to trigger transformations taken straight from the DBZ® movies and anime TV series and much more, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 is the ultimate DBZ fighting experience for DBZ fans and PS2 gamers, delivering nerve-clattering, blisteringly fast battles with more action, drama and excitement than ever before.
The DBZ series of video games continues to astound with each new iteration, and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 represents the pinnacle of the series to date with its incredible interactive environments, host of new characters and spectacular attacks. For fighting fans who haven't yet done battle in the DBZ universe, now is the time to join one of the most vast and passionate gaming communities in the world.
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 is on schedule for European release on 27 October 2006. For more information on Dragon Ball Z video games, please visit www.dbz-videogames.com
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About NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. is an interactive entertainment software publisher and developer with head offices in Tokyo, Japan.
On March 31, 2006, Bandai Co., Ltd. and NAMCO LIMITED implemented a management integration to form NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. This step was taken to compete more effectively on the global stage in the fast-changing entertainment industry and to deliver further growth.
The resulting NAMCO BANDAI Group is a global entertainment group involved in business fields ranging from toys, amusement facilities, video game software and visual software, to apparel, sundries and network content.
As previous separate entities (Namco Ltd. and Bandai Co., Ltd.) the companies were each known for creating some of the industry's top video game franchises including: Tamagotchi, TEKKEN, SOULCALIBUR, Pac-Man, Digimon, RIDGE RACER, Time Crisis and ACE COMBAT.
About Infogrames Entertainment and Atari:
Infogrames Entertainment (IESA), the parent company of the Atari Group, is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (ISIN code: FR-0000052573) and has two principal subsidiaries: Atari Europe, a privately-held company, and Atari, Inc., a United States corporation listed on NASDAQ (ATAR).
The Atari Group is a major international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for all market segments and in all existing game formats (Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony) and on CD-ROM for PC. Its games are sold in more than 60 countries.
The Atari Group's extensive catalogue of popular games is based on original franchises (Driver, Alone in the Dark, V-Rally, Test Drive, Roller Coaster Tycoon, etc.) and international licenses (Matrix, Dragon Ball Z, Dungeons & Dragons, etc.).
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