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Dragon Booster DS Available Now

by Steven Rodriguez - December 7, 2005, 9:23 pm EST
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Like dragons? Konami has the solution for you!


Video Game Based on the Popular Animated Series Lets Gamers Release the Dragon Within

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - December 7, 2005 - Konami Digital Entertainment - America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., announced today that it shipped Dragon Booster™ for the Nintendo DS™ to retail stores nationwide. Based on the popular animated series airing on ABC Family and Toon Disney, Dragon Booster™ is a fast-paced, third person action racing video game which also includes combat elements. The game takes place in the fantastical world where humans and dragons co-exist, letting players experience the story and interact with characters directly from the Dragon Booster™ series. Also complementing the game will be the special release of new codes in the DVD launch of the Dragon Booster™ animated series early next year, which players can use to upgrade their dragons in the video game.

"With audio and visual effects complimenting the flawless art style of the animated TV series, the video game brings the Dragon Booster™ property to life in a fully interactive medium," said Wyman Jung, Associate Product Manager, Konami Digital Entertainment - America. "Fans of the series as well as newcomers to the property will enjoy its creative storyline and unique anime style that lends itself perfectly for a fun, entertaining video game."

The story starts as Beaucephalis, the mighty dragon of a three thousand year old legend, returns to choose 16-year-old Artha Penn to become a mythical hero known as the Dragon Booster. In this classic tale of good versus evil, Artha must learn to release the dragon within and use his new-found abilities to defeat his foes and unite humans and dragons once and for all.

The game is set in the bustling and dynamic Dragon City during the prelude to the Dragon/Human War which evil forces are trying to start. Players choose up to eight different dragons to train, equip and race in three different game modes. Free Run Mode lets gamers explore Dragon City and get accustomed to the gameplay. All City Races Mode challenges players to make the most powerful dragons in the game by winning races, collecting money and acquiring valuable dragon gear. Grudge Match Mode pits players head-to-head in a competitive racing experience, utilizing the Nintendo DS wireless connection. Dragon Booster™ also features two fun mini games - Skills Competition and Dragon Human Duel - which leverage the Nintendo DS touch panel.

Enhancing the game even more will be the release of new codes players can use to unlock special gear in the game to make their dragons more powerful. These codes will be available on inserts in the DVD home video series of Dragon Booster™, distributed by FUNimation on February 8, 2006.

Dragon Booster™ is rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB and is available for the suggested retail price of $29.99. For more information, please visit: www.konami.com/gs.

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