Kamehameha Your TV With ‘Dragon Ball Z Kinect’

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Dragon Ball Z Kinect Announcement

Even though it’s not necessarily a console, the Kinect wouldn’t have lived up to its full potential if it hadn’t supported some sort of Dragon Ball Z experience. That’s why Namco Bandai today announced Dragon Ball Z Kinect a new motion controlled experience starring nearly every character from the popular series. Okay maybe not every character but a lot of them.

As expected Dragon Ball Z Kinect will allow players to “unleash their inner Super Saiyan” as they complete over 100 different moves from the series including the Kamehameha. No word on if the game lets players actually go Super Saiyan or not, but developer Spike Chunsoft would be silly not to.

Also packaged in with the game is new footage from the Dragon Ball Z anime series, footage that has yet to make its way to the US or Europe. There’s no context yet for how this footage might factor into the series, but just hearing new Dragon Ball might be enough for fans to come out of the woodwork.

Based on the description of the game’s two modes — Story Mode and Score Attack — it appears that Dragon Ball Z will require the player to recreate moves from the on-screen scene ala Dance Central. Rather than giving them complete control of movement the game will require the player to “perform the same attack or movement from a particular famous scene.”

Beyond the punching and kicking at the TV, Dragon Ball Z Kinect will feature a QR scanning functionality that will unlock more characters and power-ups in the game (there’s reportedly over 50 playable characters). Sounds a little bit like Skylanders or the AR cards in Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Dragon Ball Z Kinect appears to be leveraging Microsoft‘s motion controller in the best way possible — restricting player’s movements and letting them recreate classic moves from the anime series. Dragon Ball fans can expect more news about the game including some gameplay footage and a release date hopefully soon.

What do you think about the announcement of this Dragon Ball Z game for Kinect? Which iconic DBZ move are you most looking forward to recreating?



TAGS: Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z Kinect, Kinect, Microsoft, Namco Bandai, Spike Chunsoft

  • Cariannis

    I don’t know if I should be scared or impressed that DBZ is still having games made. What it like 20 years old?

    • Michael

      Dragon Ball(with kid Goku) was first released in 1984. Dragon Ball Z(the story of adult Goku) started in 1989 and ran until 1995. Toei Animation made the anime Dragon Ball GT without the original author and that series ran from 1996 until 1997.

      • Cariannis

        Funny I born in 1983

  • Kazin

    Didn’t they try this on the Wii but failed miserably? Can’t wait to see this flop, too.

    • Rob

      its going to play just like the wii did im sure lol

    • !_!

      it did but the best thing about BUDOKAI TENKAICHI 3 was that you can also use the gamecube controller. but the ps2 had the better version of that game far superior than the wii version.

  • Vin