Namco Bandai Gets N. American Dragon Ball Game Rights
posted on 2009-07-04 21:48 EDT by Egan Loo
Namco Bandai Games America has confirmed on Thursday that it has licensed the exclusive North American rights to publish videogames for the Dragon Ball franchise from 2010 to 2014. Another game company, Atari, had an agreement with Funimation for Dragon Ball game rights that ends this year. (Funimation had attempted to terminate Atari's license in October of 2007, but Atari negotiated the continuation of the license in December of that year.)
All of the games are based on Akira Toriyama's fighting action manga and Toei Animaion's anime adaptation of the manga. Namco Bandai Games America negotiated with Toei and the North American licensor Funimation for the new agreement. Before the agreement officially starts, Namco Bandai Games America will first publish Dragon Ball: Raging Blast for the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 consoles, Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo for the Nintendo Wii console, and Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans for the Nintendo DS system in 2009.