LYON, FRANCE - 19 February 2007 - Atari today announced the forthcoming release of NAMCO BANDAI Games' Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai 2 for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable), the sequel to Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai, one of the best selling PSP games launched in 2006. Developed by Dimps, published by NAMCO BANDAI Games and distributed in Europe by Atari, Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai 2 for PSP is scheduled for European release in May 2007.
The game takes the intense 2-player Wireless battles and thrilling combative gameplay made popular in last year's hit to the next level. Featuring an improved fighting system with over 50 new fighting skills and ultimate attacks, Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai 2 gives players the power to play heroes and villains from the DBZ, Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball worlds. In addition to these all-new features, players will follow a completely new story arc following the future world of Trunks on his adventures against rival Majin Buu.
Dragon Ball Z is the gold standard of anime-based video games, with more than 26 different games and over 10 million units sold since May 2002.
For more information on Dragon Ball Z video games visit www.dbz-videogames.com.
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About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe SAS
NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe is one of the companies comprising the newly formed BANDAI NAMCO Group, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. On 29th September, 2005, BANDAI Co., Ltd and NAMCO LIMITED implemented a management integration to compete more effectively on the global stage in the fast-changing entertainment industry and deliver future growth. The resulting BANDAI NAMCO Group is a global entertainment operation involved in business fields ranging from toys, video game software and visual software to amusement machines & facilities and network content.
More information about NAMCO BANDAI Games, its products and services can be found online at www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/english.
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 (Alone in the Dark, V-Rally, Test Drive, Roller Coaster Tycoon, etc.) and international licenses (Dragon Ball Z, Dungeons & Dragons, etc.).
For more information: http://www.atari.com
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