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Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury (Game Boy Advance)

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www.atari.com:
    Overview:

    It all comes down to this: the last great enemy of Goku® and the Z-Warriors must be defeated. Only by using all of your skill, teamwork and training will you take down the evil Buu®. You must prevail!

    Features:

    • Play as Goku®, Vegeta®, Gohan®, Goten®, and Trunks®
    • Create fusion characters — Gotenks® and Vegito®
    • Match the best character with the right mission to achieve ultimate victory
    • Unleash authentic, intense attacks with an upgraded combat system that includes powerful combos and super moves
    • Challenge friends and trade items using the Game Boy Advance Game Link® cable
    • Unlock a secret bonus character

    Contributed by DreinIX (9417) on Apr 21, 2008.

Press Release:

    ATARI DELIVERS DRAGON BALL Z: BUU'S FURY FOR NINTENDO GAME BOY ADVANCE



    Date: September 28, 2004

    BEVERLY, Mass.--Sept. 28, 2004--Atari (Nasdaq: ATAR) today announced it has shipped Dragon Ball Z®: Buu's Fury(TM) for Nintendo Game Boy® Advance. Dragon Ball Z®: Buu's Fury(TM) is the successor to 2003's hit Game Boy Advance title, Dragon Ball Z®: Legacy of Goku 2(TM).

    "Dragon Ball Z® is a powerhouse franchise for Atari and we are thrilled to release this highly anticipated next adventure for the Game Boy® Advance just in time for the holiday season," said Nancy MacIntyre, Vice President of Marketing for Atari's Beverly Studio. "Buu's Fury is a must have for every Dragon Ball fan and handheld gamers everywhere will be able to appreciate the depth and excitement of this adventure-driven role playing game featuring Goku® and all of the popular character from the game."

    Developed by Webfoot, Dragon Ball Z®: Buu's Fury(TM) is a real time, battle-based RPG that challenges players to experience the thrill and relive one of the most important and exciting moments of the Dragon Ball Z® story.

    Players will begin their journey in the Other World Tournament Saga and continue through the Kid Buu Saga, combining classic Action and RPG elements with exploration, enemies, boss enemies, puzzles, and quests. Gamers can play as Goku®, Vegeta®, Gohan®, Goten®, Trunks® and create the fusion characters Gotenks® and Vegito® in this all new adventure to take down the last great enemy of Goku, the evil Buu®. Dragon Ball Z®: Buu's Fury(TM) also allows gamers to challenge friends and trade items utilizing the Game Boy Advance link cable.

    Dragon Ball® Z Brand Information:

    -512 episodes of Dragon Ball®, Dragon Ball Z® and Dragon Ball GT® combined
    -Over $3 billion in worldwide merchandising
    -Over 8.5 million hits per day on dragonballz.com
    -Over 15 million Dragon Ball Z® home videos sold LTD
    Rated 'E' for everyone, Dragon Ball Z®: Buu's Fury(TM) is available for Game Boy® Advance at a suggested retail price of $29.99. For more information on Dragon Ball Z®, visit www.dragonballz.com.

    About FUNimation
    FUNimation Productions, Ltd. is a full-service brand management company with in-house production, licensing, Internet, marketing, and home video sales and distribution divisions. The company manages brands such as the international phenomenon Dragon Ball Z®; Dragon Ball®, the precursor to Dragon Ball Z; Dragon Ball GT®, the long awaited sequel to Dragon Ball Z® currently airing on Cartoon Network; Yu Yu Hakusho®, the hit series seen by millions on Cartoon Network; the recently announced mega-hit series Case Closed, known in Japan as Detective Conan, which is coming to Cartoon Network on May 24, 2004; and many other fan favorites. For additional information on FUNimation and its properties visit www.funimation.com, or contact Jeff Dronen at 817-788-0627, ext. 251, or [email protected]

    About Atari
    New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) develops interactive games for all platforms and is one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company's 1,000+ titles include hard-core, genre-defining games such as DRIV3R(TM), Enter the Matrix(TM), Neverwinter Nights(TM), Stuntman(TM), Test Drive®, Unreal® Tournament 2004, and Unreal® Championship; and mass-market and children's games such as Backyard Sports(TM), Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues(TM) and Dora the Explorer(TM), Civilization®, Dragon Ball Z® and RollerCoaster Tycoon®. Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext - ISIN: FR-0000052573), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit www.atari.com.

    -(C) 2004 Atari, Inc. All rights reserved.
    -(C) 2003 BIRD STUDIO/SHUEISHA, TOEI ANIMATION. Licensed by FUNimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
    Dragon Ball Z and all logos, character names and distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks of TOEI ANIMATION.
    Nintendo, Game Boy and Game Boy Advance are trademarks of Nintendo. (R) 2001.
    All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    Contact:
    Atari, Inc.
    Erik Reynolds, 978-921-3857
    [email protected]
    or
    HighWater Group PR
    Tara Bruno, 212-338-0077 x. 302
    [email protected]

    Contributed by Xoleras (66179) on Jul 25, 2005.

www.nintendo.com:
    The sound and Buu's fury comes to the Game Boy Advance.

    Buu, the last great enemy of Goku, must meet his maker in this all-new Dragon Ball Z RPG.

    Features

    • Play as Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Goten, and Trunks
    • Create fusion characters: Gotenks and Vegito
    • Match the best character with the right mission to achieve ultimate victory
    • Challenge friends and trade items using the Game Boy Advance Game Link cable


    Dragon Ball Z Buu's Fury takes players through the final third of the Dragon Ball Z story from Goku's journey through the Other World Tournament saga to the Kid Buu saga. In addition to the game's RPG elements, the Dragon Ball Z characters combat enemies in real-time instead of turn-based combat.

    During real-time combat, the players can perform powerful combos and use the powers of the Saiyan to defeat enemies. After defeating enemies, the characters collect money and items and level-up when they earn enough points. The characters not only use these Saiyan powers to kick some bad-guy backside, they also use these powers to solve puzzles in the game. What about blocking? Not in this game. Find an enemy and smack him up.

    As introduced in Dragon Ball Z: Legacy of Goku II, you gain control of five characters throughout the game: Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Goten and Trunks. After a certain point, you also get to control the fusion characters Vegito and Gotenks.

    As with most RPGs, make it a point to explore and talk to everyone. You can do some shopping at the convenience store for goods and equip items to your character as you find them.

    Bottom Line

    If you're into RPGs or just dig the Dragon Ball Z franchise, Dragon Ball Z Buu's Fury is one to check out.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66179) on Dec 27, 2004.