LYON, FRANCE - 28 September 2005 - Atari today announced that development is complete on Dragon Ball Z®: Budokai TenkaichiTM for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi is a 3D fighting action game and the first title in the respected series to allow players to battle in true 3D. Since its introduction in May 2002, the Dragon Ball Z® video game franchise has sold through more than 10 million units worldwide and is one of the most exciting and broadly-appealing video game franchises in recent years. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi will be released across Europe on 14 October 2005.
"The Dragon Ball Z franchise goes from strength to strength, with each new title delivering a fresh experience to fans," said Cyril Voiron, Marketing Director, Atari Europe. "Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi gives players the ability to battle in full 3D for the first time, more characters than ever, and destructible environments, in a game which will see the popularity of this great franchise continue to grow."
Developed by Spike, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi is the only 3D DBZ game to combine fighting and flying in wide open, destructible environments. With the ability to battle in the air or underwater, players have the unprecedented power and freedom to experience the intensity of DBZ in an all new way. Offering over 50 playable characters, multiple gameplay modes and a combination of melee and energy attacks, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi promises to be one of most exhilarating DBZ games yet.
About Dragon Ball Z:
- One of the hottest brands in the video game industry with more than 10 million units sold worldwide to date;
- 512 episodes of Dragon Ball®, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT® have aired, collectively;
- More than $3 billion in worldwide merchandising;
- More than 15 million Dragon Ball Z® home videos sold;
- More than 8.5 million hits per day on www.dragonballz.com;
For additional information on Dragon Ball Z Budokai: Tenkaichi and other Dragon Ball Z video games please visit www.atari.com/dragonballz.
Bandai Co., Ltd. is Japan's leading toy maker and is engaged in all aspects of the branded-character business, including models, apparel, products for vending machines, candy toys, processed foods, toiletries, stationeries, game machines and software, and amusement equipment. Since, 1950 Bandai has had hundreds of hit toy products including characters such as Power Rangers, Digimon, and Mobile Suit Gundam, and products such as Tamagotchi, Primo Puel. For more information, please see the company home-page at http://www.bandai.co.jp/e/index.html
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, RollerCoaster Tycoon, etc.) and international licenses (Matrix, Dragon Ball Z, Dungeons & Dragons, etc.).
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