Atari Delivers 'Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury' for Nintendo Game Boy Advance
BEVERLY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 28, 2004--Atari (Nasdaq: ATAR - News) today announced it has shipped Dragon Ball Z®: Buu's Fury(TM) for Nintendo Game Boy® Advance. Dragon Ball Z®: Buu's Fury(TM) is the successor to 2003's hit Game Boy Advance title, Dragon Ball Z®: Legacy of Goku 2(TM).
"Dragon Ball Z® is a powerhouse franchise for Atari and we are thrilled to release this highly anticipated next adventure for the Game Boy® Advance just in time for the holiday season," said Nancy MacIntyre, Vice President of Marketing for Atari's Beverly Studio. "Buu's Fury is a must have for every Dragon Ball fan and handheld gamers everywhere will be able to appreciate the depth and excitement of this adventure-driven role playing game featuring Goku® and all of the popular character from the game."
Developed by Webfoot, Dragon Ball Z®: Buu's Fury(TM) is a real time, battle-based RPG that challenges players to experience the thrill and relive one of the most important and exciting moments of the Dragon Ball Z® story. Players will begin their journey in the Other World Tournament Saga and continue through the Kid Buu Saga, combining classic Action and RPG elements with exploration, enemies, boss enemies, puzzles, and quests. Gamers can play as Goku®, Vegeta®, Gohan®, Goten®, Trunks® and create the fusion characters Gotenks® and Vegito® in this all new adventure to take down the last great enemy of Goku, the evil Buu®. Dragon Ball Z®: Buu's Fury(TM) also allows gamers to challenge friends and trade items utilizing the Game Boy Advance link cable.
Dragon Ball® Z Brand Information:
512 episodes of Dragon Ball®, Dragon Ball Z® and Dragon Ball GT® combined
Over $3 billion in worldwide merchandising
Over 8.5 million hits per day on dragonballz.com
Over 15 million Dragon Ball Z® home videos sold LTD
Rated 'E' for everyone, Dragon Ball Z®: Buu's Fury(TM) is available for Game Boy® Advance at a suggested retail price of $29.99. For more information on Dragon Ball Z®, visit www.dragonballz.com.
FUNimation Productions, Ltd. is a full-service brand management company with in-house production, licensing, Internet, marketing, and home video sales and distribution divisions. The company manages brands such as the international phenomenon Dragon Ball Z®; Dragon Ball®, the precursor to Dragon Ball Z; Dragon Ball GT®, the long awaited sequel to Dragon Ball Z® currently airing on Cartoon Network; Yu Yu Hakusho®, the hit series seen by millions on Cartoon Network; the recently announced mega-hit series Case Closed, known in Japan as Detective Conan, which is coming to Cartoon Network on May 24, 2004; and many other fan favorites. For additional information on FUNimation and its properties visit www.funimation.com, or 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 games such as DRIV3R(TM), Enter the Matrix(TM), Neverwinter Nights(TM), Stuntman(TM), Test Drive®, Unreal® Tournament 2004, and Unreal® Championship; and mass-market and children's games such as Backyard Sports(TM), Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues(TM) and Dora the Explorer(TM), Civilization®, Dragon Ball Z® and RollerCoaster Tycoon®. 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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