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Dragon Ball: Origins Ships, New Launch Trailer Now Available!

November 4, 2008

ATARI POWER PUNCHES INTO RETAILERS WITH ‘DRAGON BALL: ORIGINS’

- Atari Ships First Action-Adventure Dragon Ball Game Featuring Goku and Bulma as Kids –

Atari powers its way into North American retailers today with the release of the latest hit from the Dragon Ball® franchise, Dragon Ball®: Origins for Nintendo DS™. Developed by NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., Dragon Ball: Origins takes players back to the original Dragon Ball series and around the world for a thrilling action-adventure game with innovative stylus controls. Marking the first ever Dragon Ball game to feature Goku and Bulma as kids, and filled with several new gameplay elements including puzzle solving, fighting action, and mazes, Dragon Ball: Origins will be an essential and unique part of any Dragon Ball collection. Rated T for Teen, Dragon Ball: Origins is now available for the suggested price of $29.99.

Presenting an all-new story line that takes place before the Dragon Ball Z sagas, Dragon Ball: Origins introduces Goku and his clever sidekick Bulma who must travel the world overcoming enemies and obstacles to collect the 7 Dragon Balls. Players control Goku in two modes: Combat and Power Pole mode. Each mode allows Goku a new set of enemy attacks to protect Bulma from incoming assaults while Bulma’s brains and her knack for handling machines and weapons help the formidable team to defeat the strongest of enemies and overcome the trickiest of obstacles.

Dragon Ball: Origins immerses fans with vibrant 3D graphics on both screens and further pulls players into the spectacular universe with the lively humor well-known to Dragon Ball games. This unique action-adventure game includes dozens of challenging puzzles and problem-solving obstacles, as well as plenty of room for exploration and treasure hunting – with, of course, an array of enemies on which to practice signature Dragon Ball fighting elements.

Through Goku and Bulma’s travels, players can progress through the game using the stylus to direct the character, control action, and unleash a variety of attacks. For example, a double tap on Goku followed by tapping on the Ka-me-ha-me-ha letters unleashes his famous devastating move. Another DS feature available for the first time in a Dragon Ball title is a unique wireless exchange, which will enable players to wirelessly trade items, vehicles, costumes and weapons.

The immensely popular Dragon Ball Z® series is the gold standard of anime-based video games, with more than 30 different games and over 12.7 million units sold since May 2002.

For more information on Dragon Ball Z® video games, please visit http://www.atari.com/dragonballz

click here to download the launch trailer of Dragon Ball: Origins

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