Atlus U.S.A., Inc., a leading publisher of interactive entertainment, today announced the acquisition of the North American publishing rights to Battle B-Daman and Battle B-Daman 2. Both games are based on the popular animated program "Battle B-Daman," the second season of which debuts on American television later this year.
"Battle B-Daman and Battle B-Daman 2 are a collective milestone in the history of Atlus, as our first handheld games based on an animated series," said Carl Chen, Project Lead of Battle B-Daman. "Both games are perfect picks for fans of the 'Battle B-Daman' toys, pre-teen gamers, and any GBA owner who enjoys multiplayer excitement."
Battle B-Daman is scheduled for release in the summer of 2006, followed by Battle B-Daman 2 in the fall of 2006. Both games were developed in Japan by Atlus Co., Ltd. Battle B-Daman and Battle B-Daman 2 have not yet been rated by the ESRB.
Battle B-Daman Background
Yamato Delgado dreams of playing B-Daman, the ancient sport of the B-DaWorld—and his dream comes true when he's chosen to wield Cobalt Blade, the most powerful B-Daman ever. Yamato must use Cobalt Blade to compete in B-Daman tournaments and defeat the evil B-Daplayers of the Shadow Alliance, who will stop at nothing to take over the B-DaWorld. Yamato will also meet characters both familiar and unknown on his journeys, including the warm-hearted Alan and the sinister-looking Goblin. Only a few have what it takes to become a B-Daplayer; will Yamato become the B-Dachampion?
Battle B-Daman Key Features
- Three modes of play: Battle, Custom, and Adventure!
- Over a dozen battlefields and 18 selectable characters!
- Two-player simultaneous action!
- All the fun and excitement of the best-selling toys in a video game format!
About Battle B-Daman
Battle B-Daman is a marble-shooting game that debuted in Japan in 1993. The Battle B-Daman licensing program is supported by an animated television series produced by d-rights Inc., which controls all international rights. In the United States, the series was launched by the same team that handled Beyblade: Hasbro, ABC Family, and d-rights Inc.