Date: 2005 October 30 15:02
Posted by Joe
Fans of anime games should be pleased to hear about Atari and Bandai's Christmas game line up. They've got the following for PS2:
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi
- One Piece: Grand Battle
- Digimon World 4
Along with Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 for Nintendo DS and Ghost in the Shell®: Stand Alone Complex for PSP.
Press release as follows:
-- IT’S A RED AND WHITE CHRISTMAS --
ATARI EUROPE PRESENTS ALL-STAR BANDAI LINE UP FOR FESTIVE SEASON
- DBZ, Ghost in the Shell, One Piece and Digimon Crowd Under the Christmas Tree -
LYON, FRANCE – 7 September 2005 – Atari presents a stellar cast of well loved and world-beating characters and franchises in its line-up of five video games from Bandai scheduled for European release over the coming months and Christmas season.
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi for PlayStation®2
The only game to combine fighting and flying in wide open, destructible 3D environments – in the air, on the ground or under water – Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi gives players the ability to battle with unprecedented power and freedom. Experience the intensity of DBZ® fighting in an all-new way by combining melee combat, energy attacks and 3D flight with third-person action in a fully interactive recreation of the Dragon Ball universe. Scheduled for release across Europe on 14 October 2005.
Ghost in the Shell®: Stand Alone ComplexTM for PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable)
Based on the critically-acclaimed anime series by the renowned manga artist and writer Masamune Shirow, this sci-fi first-person shooter from Bandai offers Wireless multiplayer action for up to six players, including heated cooperative and competitive modes. As one of the only FPS games available for the console, and an exciting and original shooter experience, the game makes full use of the advanced technology of PSP to engross gamers in a tense, futuristic world of hackers and cybernetic entities. Scheduled for release across Europe this October.
One Piece: Grand Battle for PlayStation®2
Faithful to the pirate-themed anime TV series and packed full of familiar characters, this action fighter based on the enormously popular Japanese anime franchise One Piece™ boasts impressive graphics, environments and character animations as the backdrop for kick-ass combat. With devious challenges, a vast array of characters, seven stages to complete, and six gameplay modes including 2 player multiplayer mode, there’s plenty to savour. Scheduled for release across Europe this September 2005.
Digimon World 4 for PlayStation®2
Digimon has had a massive, dedicated fan-base ever since its European launch in 2000. The TV show now boasts over 200 episodes and there is a vast range of merchandise available including toys, figurines and trading cards. The new game features 16 popular Digimon characters, customisable Digimon, simultaneous 4 player action, a combination of RPG, action and adventure elements and a new combat system. Scheduled for release across Europe this September 2005.
And after New Year there’s an additional treat to spend grandma’s Christmas money on:
Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 for Nintendo DS TM
The sequel to last year’s top-selling Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors for Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance TM, Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 is the first game from the franchise to be released for Nintendo’s new handheld video game system and takes the interactive Dragon Ball fighting experience to new heights of handheld gameplay. Advanced graphics make use of 3D polygon effects and the Nintendo DS™ two screen functionality. Scheduled to for release across Europe early in 2006.
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/e/index.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, Test Drive, RollerCoaster Tycoon, etc.) and international licenses (Matrix, Dragon Ball Z, Dungeons & Dragons, etc.).
For more information: http://www.atari.com
Dragon Ball Z
©1989 Bird Studio/Shueisha, Toei Animation
Ghost in the Shell
© Shirow Masamune-Production I.G/KODANSHA
© 2005 Sony Computer Entertainment Inc./BANDAI/Production I.G
GHOST IN THE SHELL is a registered trademark of Kodansha Ltd. STAND ALONE COMPLEX is a trademark of Kodansha Ltd.
© 1999 Eiichiro Oda/ Shueisha, Toei Animation
© 2005 BANDAI
©Akiyoshi Hongo, Toei Animation © 2005 BANDAI
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