London, UK – 9 March 2005 – Atari today announced that the new Dragon Ball game, Dragon Ball Advanced Adventure, is scheduled for European release in spring 2005 for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. Based around the original Dragon Ball TV series it gives fans and players alike the opportunity to play through the adventures of Goku in his courageous search for the Dragon Balls. Featuring three different game modes, multiplayer action and many un-lockable extras, Dragon Ball Advanced Adventure is destined to be an essential addition to any Dragon Ball fan's collection.
Dragon Ball Advanced Adventure is totally faithful to the original Dragon Ball story and gives players the opportunity to experience all the key moments from the original Dragon Ball series; the delights of training with both 'Roshi' and 'Korin' whilst on the search for the 7 Dragon Balls, the 21st World Tournament, the attack of the Red Ribbon Army, the chance to battle it out with Piccolo, and the 22nd World Tournament.
"We are extremely pleased to have Banpresto developing Dragon Ball Advance Adventure as they have a fantastic reputation for developing quality Dragon Ball products", said Mathieu Piau, Product Manager, Atari Europe. "The three different game modes add tremendous depth to the overall Dragon Ball Advanced Adventure experience and players new to the Dragon Ball world will find themselves engrossed in the childhood adventures of Goku".
The three different modes of play available are; Story Mode where players take on Goku's adventures in platforming action; One-on-One Battle Mode which offers players the opportunity to fight one-on-one in arena based fighting; and 4 additional mini games; Rock Crushing, Catch Korin, Small Fry Fight, and Bosses on Parade.
Dragon Ball Advanced Adventure for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance will be available across Europe in spring 2005.
Bandai Co., Ltd. is Japan's leading toy maker and is engaged in all aspects of the branded-character business, including models, apparel, products for vending machines, candy toys, processed foods, toiletries, stationeries, game machines and software, and amusement equipment. Since, 1950 Bandai has had hundreds of hit toy products including characters such as Power Rangers, Digimon, and Mobile Suit Gundam, and products such as Tamagotchi, Primo Puel. For more information, please see the company home-page at http://www.bandai.co.jp/bandai_e/index_e.html.
About Infogrames Entertainment and Atari:
Infogrames Entertainment (IESA), the parent company of the Atari Group, is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (ISIN code: FR-0000052573) and has two principal subsidiaries: Atari Europe, a privately-held company, and Atari, Inc., a United States corporation listed on NASDAQ (ATAR).
The Atari Group is a major international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for all market segments and in all existing game formats (Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony) and on CD-ROM for PC. Its games are sold in more than 60 countries.
The Atari Group's extensive catalogue of popular games is based on original franchises (Driver, Alone in the Dark, V-Rally, Unreal Tournament, Test Drive, Roller Coaster Tycoon, etc.) and international licenses (Mission Impossible from Paramount, Men In Black, Superman, Matrix, Terminator and Dragon Ball Z).
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