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.
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:
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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.