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'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai' (PS2) Hits Europe

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 5:36 p.m. PDT

Dragon Ball Z fans and fighting game aficionados alike will soon be able to enter the world of the highly-rated animated series and engage in a series of high-intensity fighting battles, each one more epic than the one before. Infogrames is proud to announce its upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Budokai video game, exclusively for the PlayStation2.

Featuring a totally authentic, high-energy Dragon Ball Z fighting experience, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai invites players to relive some of their favorite moments from the Dragon Ball Z animated series by becoming their favorite Dragon Ball Z character and conquering all challengers.

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai spans from the Saiyan Saga through the Cell Games Saga and allows players to experience the fantastic DBZ universe. The game features five heart-pounding fighting modes, including Story Mode where players reenact some of the most exciting fighting scenes from the animated series and Tournament Mode where players can face off to crown a single DBZ fighting champion. The game includes 23 of the most famous DBZ heroes and villains in full 3D, spans 29 levels, and features over 60 different combo moves per character, including some of their patented attacks from the animated series.

"Needless to say, we are very excited to be bringing Dragon Ball Z: Budokai exclusively to the PlayStation 2," said Larry Sparks, International Vice President Marketing of Infogrames: "The anime series has achieved blockbuster status in Europe with its array of fantastic characters and stories, and we've captured that same magic in our PlayStation 2 game."

The Dragon Ball series, originally developed in Japan, has created an international phenomenon spawning over 500 episodes, generating over $3 billion in related merchandising sales, and hitting number one in many countries including Japan, France, Germany, Spain, Hong Kong and Mexico. It is the top rated series on Cartoon Network's Toonami block and the "Most Searched for Term of 2001" according to the Lycos 50 Daily Report on the Internet.

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai will launch in Europe on November 28th 2002.

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