NEW YORK, November 3, 2006 - Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) announced today that development is complete on Dragon Ball Z®: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 for the Wii which will be available at launch of the new platform on November 19 in North America. The immensely popular Dragon Ball Z® series is the gold standard of anime-based video games, with more than 25 different games and over 10 million units sold since May 2002. Dragon Ball Z®: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 is the latest must-have DBZ® chapter to explode onto the Wii. Developed by Spike, Dragon Ball Z®: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 takes the acrobatic and intense 3D flying and fighting dynamic made popular in last year's blockbuster and elevates it to a whole new level with exciting new features.
"With each new DBZ title, we focus on expanding upon and enriching the gameplay experience that DBZ fans have come to know and love," said Emily Anadu, Product Manager, Atari, Inc. "Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 offers an increased number of battlefields, tag battles, a staggering character roster and an enhanced story mode to deliver newcomers and fans of the series the most complete DBZ experience to date."
Dragon Ball Z®: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 overflows with features such as a roster of over 120 playable characters, 16 huge, destructible 3D environments, nine single and multi-player game modes, and the ability to trigger transformations taken straight from the DBZ movies and anime TV series. The ultimate DBZ fighting experience for DBZ fans and Wii owners, Dragon Ball Z®: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 delivers fast battles with more action, drama and excitement than ever before.
For more information on Dragon Ball Z video games, please visit http://www.atari.com/dragonballz.
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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 Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues and 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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