According to recent Nielsen reports, Yu Yu Hakusho tied with Dragon Ball GT as the top-rated show on the Cartoon Network among males 9-14. During the same week, the series shot to the #2 spot on the Toonami Block, next to Dragon Ball GT for teens 12-17.
"We are pleased to expand on the popularity of the Yu Yu Hakusho brand by introducing the franchise to next-generation console players," said Nancy MacIntyre, Vice President of Marketing for Atari's Beverly Studio. "By pairing the authentically recreated Dark Tournament saga with unique interactive gameplay modes, we feel we have created an unrivaled interactive anime experience."
Yu Yu Hakusho: Dark Tournament propels players into the dangerous Dark Tournament fighting arena where they assume the role of one of more than 25 characters, and engage in high-powered Spirit Attacks to bring down opponents. Arcade and survival modes lead gamers through a series of increasingly difficult battles with AI-controlled adversaries, and an integrated card game provides the opportunity to use cards earned in combat for an all-new strategy game.
Created by Digital Fiction, Yu Yu Hakusho: Dark Tournament is rated 'T' for Teen and is currently available for PlayStation2 at a suggested retail price of $39.95. For more information, please visit www.yuyuhakusho.com.
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