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Dragon Ball Z GameBoy Imminent?

If reports at IGN are to be believed, Infogrames have scooped a biggie

Owners of the GameBoy Color haven't had all that much to shout about lately, no thanks to the GameBoy Advance, so it's quite pleasant to be in a position to report that Infogrames may be in the process of acquiring the rights to a Dragon Ball Z license for the system in the next few days. The famous cartoon series' last outing was on the PlayStation in the form of Bandai's abysmal Dragon Ball GT Final Bout, which flopped rather dramatically in 1997. However despite the series' gaming lineage being somewhat lacklustre, it is still one of the most popular cartoon series in the world, and regularly pops up as one of the ten most searched for phrases on major Internet search sites. Although Infogrames have not yet confirmed that they are developing anything relating to Dragon Ball, IGN managed to extract a standard but hopeful response from them on the topic, saying that they are "still in the planning process", and that they intend to "make an announcement on Dragon Ball Z soon". Promising stuff. It has been suggested that alongside a GBC title the company may also be working on PlayStation 1 and 2 incarnations in tandem, but as we've seen you would be hard-pressed to get anyone to confirm either way. All things considered this cannot be bad news for GameBoy owners. The Cartoon Network TV channel in the USA still broadcasts the show several times a day, 7 days a week to millions of adoring fans, so there is certainly a lot of money to be made should such a game be on the cards. Presumably this is why Infogrames are not rushing to announce anything, lest they increase the uncertainty. For those of you who aren't aware, the series itself focuses on a multitude of sagas pertaining to several good and bad characters. The one you have probably heard of or at least seen is Goku, a good guy renowned for his rather impressive Anime hairdo amongst other things. If as a GameBoy owner you're not sure why you should be excited about DBZ coming to your system, check out the flasy official website and try to track down a couple of videos. It's top stuff.

Source - IGN

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