The first Dragon Ball Z action game for console systems, which will be available March 22 for PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Since its introduction, the Dragon Ball Z video game franchise has sold through more than eight million units* in the U.S., and the TV series is consistently ranked as one of the top-rated shows on Cartoon Networkâ€™s Toonami Block. The release of Sagas coincides with FUNimation Productionsâ€™ re-release of the first 67 episodes of Dragon Ball Z on home video.
â€œWe are excited to deliver Dragon Ball Z: Sagas because it represents many â€˜firstsâ€™ for the franchiseâ€ said Matt Collins, Director of Brand Marketing for Atari. â€œItâ€™s the brandâ€™s first action-adventure game, first multi-platform launch, and the first DBZ title for the Xbox. Most of all, though, we are thrilled to give consumers something they have wanted for some time: a DBZ action game that allows players to go just about anywhere in the DBZ world.â€
Developed by Avalanche Software, Dragon Ball Z: Sagas offers fans and newcomers alike the opportunity to explore destructible DBZ environments and use their superhero abilities to complete exciting missions based on the first-half of the animated series — from the Saiyan Saga through the Cell Games. The game is packed with exciting features. It includes several gameplay modes, including multi-player co-op, exciting missions that are based on never-before-seen aspects of the animated series, a host of playable characters such as Goku, Piccolo, and Vegeta, and a lineup of infamous bosses including Frieza, Cell and Raditz.
Rated â€˜Tâ€™ for Teen, Dragon Ball Z: Sagas will ship on March 22 for a suggested retail price of $49.99 on PlayStation 2 and Xbox and $39.99 on Nintendo GameCube. All three versions should be available for purchase at retail stores on March 25. For more information, please visit atari.com/dragonballz.