‘Dragon Ball Z®: Infinite World’ Goes Gold
-Development Complete on Final Dragon Ball Z Game for PlayStation 2 System that Combines the Greatest Elements from the
World-renowned Dragon Ball Z Series –
NEW YORK, NY – October 15, 2008 – Atari announced today that the development of the ultimate PlayStation®2 system Dragon Ball Z game, Dragon Ball Z®: Infinite World, is complete! Representing the last “Z” title for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World combines many of the best elements from the previous Budokai and Shin-Budokai series, as well as the recently released and much-admired next-genDragon Ball Z: Burst Limit, to deliver the definitive DBZ experience on the PlayStation®2 system. Moreover, Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World will boast several special features including “Dragon Missions”, new battle types, and dramatic cut scenes that enable fans to delve deeper than ever before into the Dragon Ball Z universe. Developed by NAMCO BANDAI Games, Inc. and rated T for Teen, Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World will be available in North American retailers on November 4, 2008 for the suggested price of $29.99.
The new “Dragon Missions” in Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World will include many famous scenes from the Dragon Ball Zseries never before seen in a video game. A range of missions from time attack in the “Snake Road Mission” alongside other action and racing-style missions puts players’ strategy and quick-thinking skills to the test beyond simply showing off their deadly fighting skills.
But no Dragon Ball Z game would be complete without its fair share of spectacular battles. Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World uses a simplified battle system taken from the recently released next-gen Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit for thrilling hand-to-hand fighting on the ground, or flying leaps and aerial combat in the skies. Defeat your opponent by blasting damaging Ki attacks from the sky or by diving into him and launching an explosive smash attack.
The game features over 40 unique characters, not counting the various character transformations which multiplies the playing potential. On top of characters, fighting techniques and battle stages, Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World also includes selected drama scenes from the previous games all presented using beautifully refined effects and shading techniques.
Dragon Ball Z marks the gold standard of anime-based video games. The catalog is currently comprised of over 30 games that have sold more than 12.7 million units since May 2002.
For more information on Dragon Ball Z® video games, please visit http://www.atari.com/dragonballz.
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About FUNimation Entertainment
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About Atari, Inc.
One of the world’s most recognized brands, New York-based Atari, Inc. is a third-party publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company’s 1,000+ titles include hard-core, genre-defining franchises such as Test Drive® and mass-market and children’s franchises such as 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 http://www.atari.com.