Namco Bandai Games Announces Dragon Ball: Origins 2 Exclusively for Nintendo DS

February 18, 2010

Namco Bandai Games Announces
Dragon Ball: Origins 2 Exclusively for Nintendo DS

Comic Mischief and Adventure
Await as Next Handheld Chapter of Popular Anime Series Unfolds with New
Features, Several Playable Characters and Co-op Gameplay

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.,
announced today that Dragon Ball: Origins 2 exclusively for Nintendo DS will be
available in North America this summer. A follow-up to the original Dragon Ball:
Origins for DS, Dragon Ball: Origins 2 continues the story of series hero Goku’s
early years as he and his friends search the world for the seven enchanted
Dragon Balls. The new action-adventure game includes an array of features
including the ability to play as different characters along the way and the
option to team up with a friend for co-op multiplayer challenges.

In Dragon Ball: Origins 2, players
battle through the Red Ribbon Army saga covering Goku’s first encounters with
the nefarious Red Ribbon Army up to the resurrection of Upa’s father, a member
of the native tribe who serve as the guardians of the mystical Korin Tower.
Players have the chance to play not only as Goku, but also the added variety of
familiar faces he encounters as the journey progresses including Krillin, Bulma,
Yamcha and more, each with their own abilities and power-ups. The whimsical and
beloved graphical style of the series comes to life as animated cut-scenes
unfold the story.

A challenging mix of action and
exploration awaits, as Goku and friends must use a wide range of skills to solve
puzzles, find treasure chests, and defeat armies of baddies. A situation-based
camera adapts with the changing gameplay to bring players closer to the action.
An overhead view allows players a broad perspective as they jump, swing and
charge through forests, underwater areas and more. Meanwhile, key boss battles
switch to side-view to emphasize the signature fighting style of the Dragon Ball
series. With support for both stylus and button input options, players are free
to choose their preferred control style.

In addition to an exciting
single-player mode, two players can join up for satisfying co-op multiplayer
challenges via a wireless local connection. By playing the single-player
adventure, special multiplayer stages including challenging boss fights unlock
and become available. Players are also able to carry over their saved character
from the single-player mode as they battle alongside friends in co-op mode.

Dragon Ball: Origins 2 for Nintendo
DS will be available in summer 2010. For more information about the game, please
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