Dragon Ball Z® Ultimate Tenkaichi BLASTS OFF TO PRODUCTION AND ARRIVING IN STORES OCTOBER 25

SAN JOSE, Calif. (October 13, 2011) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced that Dragon Ball Z® Ultimate Tenkaichi has been approved for production for the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation ®3 computer entertainment system, releasing in North America on October 25 2011.

With Earth-shaking combat, massive character selection, faithful manga-style graphics and exciting new features, Dragon Ball Z® Ultimate Tenkaichi is the newest fighting game in the Dragon Ball series.  Developed by Spike Co. Ltd., the title features upgraded battle environmental and character graphics, with designs from the original manga series.  Destructible battle fields, including massive craters and ki energy blasts cutting across the sky deliver a more dynamic experience and immediate sense of urgency to the exhilarating fights.  An accessible battle system allows gamers of all ages to enjoy the fast-paced battles while still retaining tactical depth for hardcore fans.

An enhanced story mode puts players into the rich Dragon Ball Z universe, filled with beloved characters and powerful enemies.  Closely mirroring the animation series, fight presentations include battles with giant bosses.  Bonus levels and fighters from the movies and Dragon Ball GT series are also included.  Additional fan-favorite feature includes complete character creation and customization.  Appearance and attributes can be customized such as model body, hair, attire, fighting style, special moves and more.

Dragon Ball Z® Ultimate Tenkaichi will be available throughout North America on October 25, 2011.  For more information, please visit: http://dragonball.namco.com.

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About FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation® Entertainment is the leading company for home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States.  FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visit www.funimation.com.

About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online.  The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, Tekken®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®.  More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.com or www.facebook.com/namco.

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Press Release © 2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.  


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