Cypress, CA - October 19, 2005 - Bandai Games Inc. today announced that "Zatch Bell!: Mamodo Battles" for the Nintendo GameCube and PlayStation2 computer entertainment system is now in stores. A fast-action fighting game based on VIZ Media's new animated series "Zatch Bell!" airing on Cartoon Network , "Zatch Bell!: Mamodo Battles" features a cast of unique characters, stages and voiceover by the TV show's cast. "Zatch Bell!: Mamodo Battles" is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and carries a suggested retail price of $39.99.
Once every thousand years, mamodo creatures descend to Earth to battle for control of the mamodo world, and "Zatch Bell!: Mamodo Battles" invites players to join the fight! In order to battle, the mamodo must partner with a human who can read from a spell book and release the mamodo's powers. The game features 13 playable mamodo characters, and 18 different stages for white-knuckled duels. Brand-new spells and attacks add to the fast-paced action, and collectible trading cards that unlock special mamodo increase the game's replayability and depth.
"'Zatch Bell!' is one of the most popular new animation series, and 'Zatch Bell!: Mamodo Battles' immerses fans in the world of the show with authentic environments and characters," said Rika Maruya, Co-Producer at Bandai. "'Zatch Bell!: Mamodo Battles' makes it easy for fans to pick up and play and stake their claim for dominance of the mamodo!"
For additional information and asset downloads visit www.BandaiGames.com!
About Bandai Games Inc. Bandai Games Inc. is a subsidiary of Bandai America Incorporated and a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software for popular game systems such as the PSP (PlayStationPortable) system, PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the XboxR video game system from Microsoft, the Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube and the Game Boy Advance. Unique characters and stimulating game experiences highlight Bandai Games Inc. distinctive product lineup which include hit properties such as "Inuyasha" and "Digimon." Bandai Games Inc. is headquartered in Cypress, California. For more information and press downloads please visit: www.BandaiGames.com.
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