Atari Ships Most Intense Dragon Ball Z Fighting Game To Date

Jul 19th 2006
- Atari's Award-Winning ‘Super Dragon Ball Z®’ Fighter for PlayStation®2 Hits Retailers-



NEW YORK, NY, July 18, 2006 – Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) today announced that Super Dragon Ball Z® for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Developed by former Street Fighter II producer Noritaka Funamizu's new studio, Crafts & Meister, Super DBZ® delivers an authentic, more challenging fighting experience, complete with more intensity and unique combinations than have ever been available before in a DBZ fighting game.



Super DBZ gives players an extreme 3D fighting experience in the air or on the ground with characters taken straight from the world of DBZ and levels created in the art style of Akira Toriyama, the original creator of the Dragon Ball manga. Each of the 13 characters and 5 unlockable secret characters in the game, including DBZ superheroes Goku®, Gohan® and Vegeta®, have their own catalog of exclusive attacks and fighting styles that are faithful to the series.



DBZ devotees and fighting game fans are sure to be excited by our next installment in the DBZ franchise. By working with one of the top fighting game producers in the world, we have developed a deeper and richer fighting experience than ever before,” said Emily Anadu, Product Manager, Atari, Inc. “The combination of the unique character fighting styles and environments created in the original styles of the Dragon Ball manga in Super DBZ will thrill hard core fighting gamers and DBZ fanatics alike.”



Super DBZ has already captured critical acclaim, earning a “GameDaily Nod” at this year's E3 and a runner-up award for IGN.com's E3 2006 “Best PS2 Fighting Game.”



Dragon Ball Z video games are the leading anime-based video games, with more than 10 million units sold since May 2002. For additional information on Super DBZ and other Dragon Ball Z video games please visit http://www.atari.com/dragonballz.

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