Hit New Heights of Action & Adventure on Nintendo DS with 'Dragon Ball: Origins 2'

- Latest Instalment in the Hit Series Based on the Global Smash Anime Brings New Features and Multiplayer Action to PAL territories in Summer 2010 -

CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE – 19 February 2010 – Goku's adventures have only just begun, with the news that Namco Bandai Games Europe is bringing the next chapter in the Dragon Ball saga to fans across PAL territories in summer 2010, exclusively for Nintendo DS™. Continuing Goku's adventures from the first game for DS, Dragon Ball: Origins 2 throws in so many new features and cunning touches that Goku will barely be able to contain his Ki energy.

The story in Dragon Ball: Origins 2 takes players through the Red Ribbon saga from Goku's first meeting with the Red Ribbon Army to the resurrection of Upa's father, with no shortage of colourful encounters and Ki energy-charged clashes along the way, all carried out with the trademark Dragon Ball flourish of wit and charm.

Alongside impressive new graphics vividly reproducing the vast vistas of the Dragon Ball universe, Dragon Ball: Origins 2 introduces some big gameplay changes to the controls, camera and playable characters, even letting fans team up for multiplayer action. The enhanced control system is even more accessible, letting players choose between stylus and control pad to find their ideal playing style, while the new situation-based camera system adapts with the gameplay to bring players as close as possible to the experience of a full-scale 3D action game.

Taking the game beyond the single player experience of the first title, Dragon Ball: Origins 2 lets up to two players with the game play together via ad-hoc play to defeat a series of increasingly formidable bosses across special stages, all of which can also be tackled in single player mode. Players can even use their saved character data from the single player Adventure mode while battling alongside friends in co-op mode.

Throughout the game in both adventure and co-op modes, players will be given opportunities to play as one of the popular heroes other than Goku from the series bringing a fun new dimension to the adventures.

With Dragon Ball-busting side-on boss battling and heart-stopping aerial fights shown on the upper screen, the game comes even closer to reproducing the signature intense aerial assaults of the Dragon Ball anime. If you want authentic Dragon Ball fun, action and adventure, coupled with a full serving of dazzling gameplay improvements and multiplayer co-op, then look no further. Can I hear a 'Kamehameha”?

Developed by Game Republic, Dragon Ball: Origins 2 is scheduled for launch across PAL territories in summer 2010. For more information about Namco Bandai Games and its entire line up, please visit www.namcobandaigames.eu.

About Namco Bandai Games Europe:

Namco Bandai Games Europe S.A.S., is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher based in Cergy-Pontoise, France. The company is a part of the NAMCO Bandai Group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including the RidgeRacer™, Tekken™, SOULCALIBUR™, Tamagotchi!™, Digimon™, Dragon Ball® and Naruto™ brands.

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