Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z confirmed for western release
posted on 06.21.13 at 08:44 AM EDT by (@salromano)
New Dragon Ball game promises large-scale co-op battles.

Namco Bandai has confirmed a western release for Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, its newly announced team melee action game for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PS Vita developed by Artdink.

Currently, only Namco Bandai Europe has confirmed the release, though the company’s North American branch tends to make these announcements later in the day due to the time difference. (Update: Namco Bandai America has confirmed the game for North America, Latin America, and Brazil. On PS Vita, the game will be digital only.)

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z will offer a “full-featured” solo mode, four-player co-op, and an eight-player battle royale mode. Players will be able to chain together attacks like Meteor Chain to defeat “gigantic foes” like Great Ape Vegeta in “large scale co-operative team melee battles.” It will also have appearances from Special Force and Super Saiyan God.

A release date was not announced.

Watch the debut trailer below. See the first screenshots at the gallery.

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  • Elvick

    I gladly take back my ‘nb4’ from the last article about this game.

    Surprised and delighted they included the Vita in localization, at least in EU. Hopefully it’ll be at retail. Hope NA confirms it too, and for Vita as well… and again at retail. :P If it’s not retail in NA, then I hope it’s at least retail in EU so I can import it.

    • Bobby Jennings


  • SuperLuigi

    Holy Crap! 4 player coop dbz and Super Saiyan God !? Yay! A vita version localized?!!! Freaking YAY!

    • KnifeAndFork

      Question is, why do they keep making new games and not just port over Zenkai Battle Royale? That is multiplayer as well..and it still gets updates

      • Fahd Al Zarooni

        Nope, they did a good thing making completely new game borrowing multiplayer elements and features from Zenkai Battle Royale, I hope they put a complete GT Saga in unlike last time…:

  • Raiyu

    I’m quite surprised that their localizing the Vita version too but won’t localize One Piece.

    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

      Maybe there will be a surprise at Gamescom ;-; One Piece isn’t the only one with a localization available but missing it’s Vita SKU (looking at Project Diva f here).

  • Bobby Jennings

    Looks great.

  • yuina

    Ugh. Why can’t they just go full cel-shading instead of using these weird models that look like they’ve been smeared in vaseline.

    • Budgiecat

      Imagine Guilty Gear Xrd cel shade quality

  • OverlordZetta

    This is certainly a welcome surprise. But hey, one less game to import down the road!

  • Aldridge517

    New developer, Studio Artdink. No more Spike games.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    PS Vita version’s digital-only in North America.

    • Raiyu

      Time to import. -_-

    • Elvick

      Fail… but at least it’s coming at all I suppose.

      Import time.

  • http://lukalovesgames.blogspot.de/ Alkaid

    Good lord this is looking good. o___o

    To be honest there was no real interest in any of the DBZ/GT games since budokai 3. But this one seems somehow interesting.
    Just might pick this one up to see what they did with the game.

    Namco Bandai really goes all out with the “fighting games” nowadays. Wish they’d do the same in cooperation with CC2 (.Hack). xD

  • Aldridge517

    My only complaint so far is that the box art looks terrible.

  • Marco Tinè

    At least they’re trying to see how the Vita version fares abroad, that’s a positive. I’m looking forward to see how the portable version stacks up to the console ones.

    • KnifeAndFork

      PSP can’t go on forever. Otherwise we’d all still be on the Gameboy

  • Xwolf

    Can’t wait to play this game

  • PrinceHeir

    nice one!!!!

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  • SOLOmio

    doesn’t this game, reminds you of a dragon ball z that game came out in the 90’s for Sega Saturn with the same team battle system!?

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    I can’t wait for this game… (^0^) /