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Atari Announces Forthcoming Release Of Bandai’s Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai For PSP


- Intense WiFi Multiplayer Battles in the First Ever Dragon Ball Z Game for PSP™ -

LYON, FRANCE – 3 February 2005 – Atari today announced the forthcoming release of Bandai’s Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai for Sony PSP™ (Playstation® Portable). Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai is the first game from the stunning global franchise to be released for the PSP handheld entertainment system from Sony Computer Entertainment, with WiFi multiplayer sending the furious combat rocketing into a new dimension.

In Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai, players can take on their friends in intense WiFi multiplayer battles employing all the most exhilarating aspects of Dragon Ball Z combat, including counter-attacks, super high-speed bouts, flight and Ki (energy) management. In single player mode players will be able to challenge some of the most evil characters ever seen in a comic-based video game, or to play as the bad guys themselves and become the most feared and powerful warrior in the universe.

“Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai is a must have for all fans of the PS2 games and a perfect fit for the WiFi multiplayer capabilities of PSP,” said Cyril Voiron, Marketing Director, Atari Europe. “With the handheld portability of PSP, for the first time players have unparalleled opportunities for battling with friends any time and any place to become the number one DBZ fighter.”

Alongside the breathtaking high-speed WiFi multiplayer combat, other features include a choice of 18 playable characters including prize fighter Pikkon, a Revamped version of the acclaimed “Saiyan Overdrive” fighting system, the ability to perform in-game transformations to more powerful forms, an all-new stage from the Janemba movie, and a total of seven game modes including compelling story mode.

Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai for PSP is scheduled to for release across Europe in April 2006.


About Bandai:
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

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.).
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