The official Japanese website for “Sparking! NEO” has gone live, which contains the typical Flash opening, horrendously-awesome Engrish, and little other information.
Atari has issued an official press release announcing the game (seemingly called quite simply, and still incorrectly, “Budokai Tenkaichi 2” for its non-Japanese release, which contains no information about its release to any console other than the Nintendo Revolution:
Atari Announces First Next-Generation Dragon Ball Z(R) Game
– Budokai Tenkaichi 2 Game Set for Nintendo Revolution –
NEW YORK, April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) today announced that Dragon Ball Z(R): Budokai Tenkaichi(TM) 2 is in development for Nintendo(R) Revolution. Combining action, fighting and light role-playing game (RPG) elements, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 will send players into a rich story mode that spans the entire Dragon Ball(R), DBZ, and Dragon Ball GT(R) series. Developed by NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. / Spike, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 is slated to release during the 2006 holiday season.
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 takes the series’ popular acrobatic and intense 3D flying and fighting dynamic and takes it to a whole new level with over 100 playable characters, 15 vast and vibrant 3D destructible environments, and nine different game modes, including single and multiplayer battles.
Matt Collins, Director of Marketing, Atari, Inc., said, “The innovative controller featured with Nintendo Revolution is perfectly suited for Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2, which engages players with fast-paced fighting moves. Gamers will be able to play in a very physical way, mimicking several of the show’s most popular character moves and pull off awesome combos and attacks.”
In addition to the unprecedented number of characters, wide selection of massive 3D destructible environments and abundance of game modes, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 will feature in-game transformations, which players will be able to trigger in real-time, making battles even more dramatic and exciting than ever before. Using the Nintendo Revolution controller, players will be able to mimic signature moves as they are performed in the Dragon Ball Z animated series, such as Goku(R)’s Kamehameha, moving both hands to execute this devastating energy attack.
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 is set for release this holiday season. For more information on Dragon Ball Z video games, please visit http://www.atari.com
More information as it comes in!