LYON, FRANCE - 28 September 2005 - Atari today announced that development is complete on Dragon Ball ZÂ®: Budokai TenkaichiTM for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi is a 3D fighting action game and the first title in the respected series to allow players to battle in true 3D. Since its introduction in May 2002, the Dragon Ball ZÂ® video game franchise has sold through more than 10 million units worldwide and is one of the most exciting and broadly-appealing video game franchises in recent years. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi will be released across Europe on 14 October 2005.
"The Dragon Ball Z franchise goes from strength to strength, with each new title delivering a fresh experience to fans," said Cyril Voiron, Marketing Director, Atari Europe. "Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi gives players the ability to battle in full 3D for the first time, more characters than ever, and destructible environments, in a game which will see the popularity of this great franchise continue to grow."
Developed by Spike, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi is the only 3D DBZ game to combine fighting and flying in wide open, destructible environments. With the ability to battle in the air or underwater, players have the unprecedented power and freedom to experience the intensity of DBZ in an all new way. Offering over 50 playable characters, multiple gameplay modes and a combination of melee and energy attacks, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi promises to be one of most exhilarating DBZ games yet.
About Dragon Ball Z:
One of the hottest brands in the video game industry with more than 10 million units sold worldwide to date;
512 episodes of Dragon BallÂ®, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GTÂ® have aired, collectively;
More than $3 billion in worldwide merchandising;
More than 15 million Dragon Ball ZÂ® home videos sold;
More than 8.5 million hits per day on www.dragonballz.com;