New Dragon Ball Z Games Announced

Nov 24, 2010 by  

Dragon Ball Kai Ultimate Butouden

Dragon Ball Z fans have yet another reason to be proud of the long-running, long-lasting epic anime adventure with the announcement of two new Dragon Ball games. Namco Bandai recently announced the titles: Dragon Ball Kai: Ultimate Butouden and Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale 

Dragon Ball Kai: Ultimate Butouden will a be a 2D cel-shaded fighter for the DS, which will feature the ability to let players shout out the names of super moves, like the “Kamehameha” to activate in battle, similar in functionality to the voice-controlled iPhone game, Voice Fantasy. For gamers who want to take on their friends locally, there will also be a ad-hoc multiplayer mode for up to 2 players.

Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale is an arcade fighter that will have its network battles featured within the game. With it being an arcade title, the likelihood of Zenkai Battle Royale coming to North American shores is pretty unlikely however, the game has not been confirmed as a Japan-only title.

Dragpn Ball Kai: Ultimate Butouden

A trailer for Zenkai Battle Royale has been released and it features an all-CG look for the characters, very reminiscent of Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2. There is a tag-team aspect to the battles now that was previously seen on Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team, so players and opponents will be able to team up with another character in battle for a 2-on-2 takedown! The fighting gameplay seems very fluid and smooth which will translate great once it hits arcades.

One really cool feature in the trailer is a new take on the “Warp Kamehameha” that Goku is famous for using. Goku can know restrain an enemy and have his partner fire an energy blast on him, using his “Instant Transmission” technique to teleport out of harm’s way just before he is hit with the blast. The stages in the game appear to be destructible which always adds a sense of realism to the other-wise fanatical anime.

Check out this incredibly powered-up trailer for Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale below:

Can’t contain your excitement after hearing about the new Dragon Ball games? Feel that there shouldn’t be as many Dragon Ball games that are released every year? Let us know with your thoughts and comments below!

Dragon Ball Kai: Ultimate Butouden and Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale are set to be released for the Arcade and Nintendo DS on February 3, 2011 and February 4, 2011, respectively.

Source: Siliconera and Saiyan Island

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  1. Its like the neverending story…of games. (The story ended long ago lol)

  2. ….DBZ games have gotten worse. iam sry but NARUTO stole your spot light now. just wait till BLEACH SOUL IGNITION to come out.

  3. Is it sad that as an adult, one that has loved DBZ for as long as he can remember, i’d get the DS game just to be able to say, I probably would’nt shout.., a moves name and have it happen in-game?
    And Happy Turkey Day!

  4. Yet will we ever get a game that isn’t one sided? Re-watch the anime and then you’ll realize the games (except Budokai 3) Suck…. -_-

  5. I thing tenkaichi 3 was best I’ve played for characters and epic story I havnt tried raging blast 2 is it good? Ways ur thoughts?

  6. I think that dragon ball z battle royale should come to all the western countrys it looks epic and !_! naruto sucks he never finds his true power that they always go on about in any of the ones i have seen and he is always losing that other black haired guy and even the girl seem better than naruto himself.

    • sir your wrong naruto finds his power and its sick hes the s***

  7. I think it looks pretty good but you guys need to do a lil better like wat u did with tekachi 2 dat was epic,to da other post akira toriyama,masashi kishimoto are my idols so go hate on another anime losers

  8. i love raging blast 2 its the best one but i thinks there should be dragon ball gt game just like dragon ball z raging blast 2

    • Finally someone feels like do!! ALL they need on Blas Two was gt characters…EPic game.

  9. I love dragon ball z raging blast 2 and i hate naruto it sucks but theree should be a dragon ball gt game just like raging blast 2. they really need to make a good GT game

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