Super Dragon Ball Z Goes Gold

Jul 6th 2006
- Atari's Award-Winning ‘Super DBZ’ Fighter Set for July Launch on PlayStation®2 -



NEW YORK, NY, June 30, 2006 – Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) today announced that development is complete on Super Dragon Ball Z® for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Developed by former Street Fighter II producer Noritaka Funamizu's new studio, Crafts & Meister, Super DBZ delivers a more “hard core” fighting experience, complete with unique and lightening-quick combos for each character, and the ability to steal combos from other players. Relying on a game engine that rewards fast reflexes and features the ability to string together a multitude of combos, the game's levels have been created in the art style of Akira Toriyama, the original creator of the Dragon Ball manga.



“Atari pushes the envelope with this DBZ video game. Super DBZ offers more challenging and intense fighting gameplay to fans than ever before,” said emily Anadu, Product Manager, Atari, Inc. “As evidenced by the talent that made the game, Super DBZ provides a more hard-core 3D fighting experience but still remains loyal to the DBZ brand  down to the environments which were created to look like the original Dragon Ball Z manga.”



Each of the 13 characters and 5 unlockable secret characters in the game, including DBZ superheroes Goku, Gohan and Vegeta, are taken straight from the world of DBZ and have their own catalog of unique special attacks and fighting styles that are faithful to the series. Super DBZ will also feature Cyborg Frieza, an all new character never seen before in the Dragon Ball universe.



Super DBZ has already captured critical acclaim. The title earned a “GameDaily Nod” at this year's E3 and was a runner-up 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.



Watch Super DBZ video trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk0GIBsVC9M&search=super%20dbz

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