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Namco Bandai Announces Three Dragon Ball Games

Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., announced today that Dragon Ball® Z: Attack of the Saiyans will be available in North America this Fall exclusively for Nintendo DS™.  All new epic Dragon Ball Z adventure awaits Goku and friends as they confront the Saiyan threat.

For the first time in North America, fans of the series can enjoy an epic turn-based Dragon Ball Z experience. Help Goku and his Earth Defense Force allies tackle the ever increasing apocalyptic alien threat to their planet with martial arts action. In addition to taking place within the Dragon Ball Z lore, Dragon Ball® Z: Attack of the Saiyans will feature numerous never-before-seen alternate storylines which offer a new understanding of the Dragon Ball universe.

Dragon Ball® Z: Attack of the Saiyans features a three character party system where players can choose from Dragon Ball Z’s iconic roster of Earth Defense Force heroes including Goku, Kid Gohan, Piccolo, Krillin, Yamcha and Tien to tackle the sinister Saiyan threat. Unique to Dragon Ball® Z: Attack of the Saiyans, the team combo attack system enables players to combine the awesome might of each party member’s super martial art attack to inflict massive damage onto enemies. Also, each party member will feature character specific Ki Blast abilities which will be used to solve puzzles and unlock secrets in the game.

Additionally, Dragon Ball® Z: Attack of the Saiyans will offer a sub-mission mode where players are tasked to collect special items, including the legendary Dragon Balls, throughout the world to rescue innocent victims, right worldly injustices, and create general global harmony. Completing righteous assignments will offer major rewards with mysterious results.

Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans for Nintendo DS™ will be available this Fall 2009

NAMCO BANDAI GAMES ANNOUNCES DRAGON BALL: RAGING BLAST FOR NEXT-GEN CONSOLES

Leading video games developer and publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., announced today the highly anticipated fighting title, Dragon Ball®: Raging Blast for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Featuring the series’ trademark combat battle style, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast will deliver a host of enhanced gameplay features, including completely destructible environments and stunning HD graphics that lend a deeper layer of immersion to the Dragon Ball universe.

Developed by acclaimed game studio SPIKE, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast culls over 70 characters, including transformations, from the Dragon Ball Z tome to battle against each other throughout pivotal moments in the Dragon Ball series. Dragon Ball Z aficionados will be able to relive epic battles as their favorite heroes and villains from the series and also experience alternate universe moments that were left out of the original anime and manga series.

New interactive and destructible environments lend an enhanced layer of intensity to the battle as characters can now take massive damage from being smashed into mountains, buildings and debris during intense battles ensuring epic Dragon Ball Z signature moves are delivered faithfully with devastating results. On top of classic signature moves, characters also benefit from a new “Super Rising” special attack system which allows players to quickly fly upwards throughout massive battle stages, adding a new layer of strategy and tactics to the melee.

“We’re ecstatic to work with such an accomplished studio as SPIKE on a high caliber action packed Dragon Ball game for the next-gen systems,” said Todd Thorston, director of marketing and public relations at NAMCO BANDAI Games America, Inc. “This next evolution in the Dragon Ball video game franchise will deliver more explosive action and a sense of immersive intensity that hasn’t been seen before in the series.”

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system will be available this Fall 2009.

NAMCO BANDAI GAMES ANNOUNCES
DRAGON BALL: REVENGE OF KING PICCOLO FOR Wii™

Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., announced today that Dragon Ball®: Revenge of King Piccolo will be available in North America this Fall exclusively for Wii™. For the first time on a home console, fans of the series can relive the genesis of the Dragon Ball saga with Kid Goku as he travels the world delivering righteous martial arts justice on his road to self discovery.

Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo faithfully adapts the original storyline of the epic Dragon Ball saga with its unique comical charm and epic action adventure overtones. Taking place during the Red Ribbon encounters, players will assist Kid Goku as he journeys through his path of personal evolution battling beasts, bandits and martial arts masters. Kid Goku will meet and befriend life long comrades and overcome formidable evil miscreants, including Red Ribbon Army, Emperor Pilaf, and the venerable King Piccolo.

With a simple move of the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™, Goku can fire off intricate combos, initiate classic moves, and execute his signature Kamehameha ultimate attack with ease. Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo also incorporates pseudo RPG elements which enable Goku to earn money to purchase power-up items throughout the game. Featuring in-game collectables, a host of unlockable characters and modes as well as state of the art Wii, Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo will provide a thoroughly engaging and accurate portrayal of Kid Goku's early formidable martial arts years.

“Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo is the first home console videogame based on classic animated series in North America, giving players a renewed taste of the original campy action adventure series,” said Todd Thorson, director of marketing and public relations for NAMCO BANDAI Games America. “The game perfectly captures every nuance of what made the Dragon Ball story so engaging and successful.”

Dragon Ball: Revenge of Piccolo for Wii™ will be available this Fall 2009.

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