DBZ : Sagas Goes GoldAtari, Inc. today announced that development is complete on Dragon Ball Z : SagasTM, the first Dragon Ball action game for console systems, which will be available March 22 for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. The release of Sagas coincides with FUNimation Productions re-release of the first 67 episodes of Dragon Ball Z on home video.
"We are excited to deliver Dragon Ball Z: Sagas because it represents many firsts for the franchise" said Matt Collins, Director of Brand Marketing for Atari. "Its the brands 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."
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 T 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.