NEW YORK, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Dragon Ball ZÂ® adventures explode onto handheld entertainment systems this holiday season as Atari (Nasdaq: ATAR - News) today announced the company has shipped Dragon Ball ZÂ®: Supersonic Warriors(TM) 2 for the Nintendo DS(TM). Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 features explosive tag team battles, offering gamers the opportunity to experience high-speed fighting and providing them with an exclusive opportunity to uncover new DBZÂ® plotlines. With multiple gameplay modes, a plethora of playable characters and various attack systems available, Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 enables fans who own a Nintendo DS to engage in exciting Dragon Ball Z battles at home and on the go.
"The release of Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 signifies the inaugural release of a Dragon Ball Z title for the Nintendo DS," said Matt Collins, Director of Global Brand Management, Atari. "We are pleased to partner with FUNimation to deliver authentic DBZ content for Nintendo's innovative handheld system, and we are certain that the unique features and thrilling battles will excite both DBZ and Nintendo fans alike."
Developed by Cavia, Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 features more than 20 playable Z-Warriors and multiple gameplay modes including Free Battle, Story, Practice and Z Battle. Innovative DS technology allows players to use the touch screen to quickly call in help from teammates, and the wireless link enables them to participate in two-player versus Battle Mode. With intense three-on-three tag team battles and a plethora of attacks to implement, DBZ fans can experience the most exciting DBZ content yet for handheld console.
Rated 'E10+,' Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 for the Nintendo DS(TM) is available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $29.95.
For additional information on Dragon Ball Z video games please visit www.atari.com/dragonballz.
About Dragon Ball Z
* One of the hottest brands in the video game industry with more than
eight million units sold since May 2002;
* 512 episodes of Dragon BallÂ®, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GTÂ®
have aired, collectively;
* More than $3 billion in worldwide merchandising;
* More than 20 million videos sold in the Dragon Ball franchise;
* 1.5 million monthly visitors to dragonballz.com.
About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimationÂ® Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (Nasdaq: NAVR - News), is a brand management company and one of the nation's leading independent home video entertainment companies. The company has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights with its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For images, or more information on FUNimation or any of its properties, contact Jeff Dronen at 817-788-0627, ext. 251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR - News) develops interactive games for all platforms and is one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company's 1,000+ titles include hard- core, genre-defining franchises such as DRIVER(TM), The Matrix(TM) (Enter The Matrix and The Matrix: Path of Neo), Stuntman(TM) and Test DriveÂ®; and mass- market and children's franchises such as Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues(TM) and Dora the Explorer(TM), and Dragon Ball ZÂ®. Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext - ISIN: FR- 0000052573), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit www.atari.com.
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