LYON, FRANCE - 30 June 2006 - Atari today announced that development is complete on Super Dragon Ball Z for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Published by NAMCO BANDAI Games, distributed in Europe by Atari and developed by former Street Fighter II producer Noritaka Funamizu's new studio, Crafts & Meister, Super Dragon Ball Z takes the DBZ franchise into high-octane 3D arcade territory with intense, dramatic combos and unprecedented damage.
With its authentic arcade-style handling and gameplay, Super Dragon Ball Z takes fans of the DBZ series into the eye of the storm, concentrating on intense gameplay and rewarding players who seek to master the game's devastating all-new combo system. Players have the option to fight in the air or on the ground and can use the terrain tactically in fights to lay waste to their opponents in spectacular fashion.
The unstoppable DBZ series of video games has reinvented itself with the unadulterated arcade-style gameplay of Super Dragon Ball Z bringing a new style of DBZ game to the fans. The pedigree of the Street Fighter II team is self-evident in the style and panache of the combat and brings a welcome new dimension to the series.
Each of the 13 characters and 5 unlockable secret characters in the game, including DBZ celebrities Goku, Gohan and Vegeta, are taken straight from the world of DBZ and have their own catalogue of unique special attacks and fighting styles faithful to the series.
Dragon Ball Z is the leading anime-based video games, with more than 25 different games and ten million units sold since May 2002. For additional information on Super Dragon Ball Z and other Dragon Ball Z video games please visit www.dbz-videogames.com
About NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. is an interactive entertainment
software publisher and developer with head offices in Tokyo,
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, RollerCoaster Tycoon, etc.) and international licenses (Matrix, Dragon Ball Z, Dungeons & Dragons, etc.).
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