another major piece of Dragonball news from FUNimation
announced on the same day. It looks like the first
DBZ game in North America, "The Legacy of Goku,"
will come out for the Gameboy Advance... By the description
of the game I am hoping that this doesn't cause every
kid on the block to go Pokemon all over again.
following is directly from the Official DBZ site, edited
by yours truly for your comfort:
INC. REVEALS ITS FIRST DRAGON BALL Z®
GAME, THE LEGACY OF GOKU®
Phenomenally Popular Property Headed to Game Boy®
Advance This Winter
PLYMOUTH, MN, June 5, 2001 - Unveiling the first details
surrounding its lineup of eagerly anticipated video
games based on the Dragon Ball Z® property, WizardWorks,
a division of Infogrames, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFGM) announced
today The Legacy of Goku® for the Game Boy® Advance.
Developed by Webfoot™ Technologies, Inc., The Legacy
of Goku® is an action-adventure game complimented
by engaging role-playing elements, that challenges
players to defeat enemies throughout various quests
in an effort to save Earth from the Saiyans, and save
the galaxy from the evil Frieza. As the story unfolds,
players explore vast lands and interact with numerous
characters as they attempt to complete their quest.
"Dragon Ball Z® has a loyal following in the millions,
and our primary goal with The Legacy of Goku® is to
provide them with a compelling interactive game that
stays true to the cartoon series," said Paul Rinde,
senior vice president and general manager of WizardWorks.
"To that end, we've incorporated the same distinctive
visual style and deep character development, and combined
them with proven game features such as multi-play
and dynamic story telling."
In The Legacy of Goku®, the kidnapping of Goku's son
sets off a chain of events that ultimately threatens
the safety of the galaxy. Powerful alien forces converge
on Earth to acquire the powerful Dragon Balls -- objects
which when brought together grant the possessor a
single wish. Ultimately, the stage moves to the distant
planet of Namek, one of the sources of the Dragon
Balls, where an entity of mind-boggling strength,
Frieza, is preparing to gain immortality by enslaving
the galaxy. It's up to Goku and his friends to stop
Frieza before it's too late.
Throughout The Legacy of Goku®, players can build
up and maximize their character's powers to aid their
quest during future battles. Success in combat depends
on mastering the balance of Melee versus Ki fighting.
In story mode, the primary mode of single-player action,
players move from chapter to chapter, completing quests
and fighting battles. However, gamers can also play
several chapters at once, simultaneously controlling
different characters and accomplishing different tasks.