Dragon Ball Z Butoden gets a western release date

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Dragon Ball Z. The team behind such franchises such as Guilty Gear and Blazblue. I don’t know about you, but the idea of those two mixing gives me a rather odd bulge in my pants. And that’s precisely what happened with Dragon Ball Z Butoden, as Arc System Works crafted a Nintendo 3DS fighting game.

Hitting Japan a short while ago, Dragon Ball Z Butoden was actually a chart-topper in Japan. And as the kind of person who played Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors until his GameBoy Advance decided to kill itself, it was the kind of DBZ game that I was yearning to try out.

Fortunately, I can quit learning Japanese now, as the game is headed west on October 16. Sacre Bleu! Here’s the full press release from Bandai Namco detailing the upcoming launch:

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Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe is proud to announce that Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden will be available in Europe, Middle-East and Australasia starting October 16th!


Developed by the famed Arc System Works teams, Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden contains tons amazing features bound to energetic and visually attractive fighting-games! With 20 playable characters and more than 100 support characters, fans will be more than happy to look for their favourite team composition and duke it out!


“Following the success of Dragon Ball Xenoverse, we wanted to keep on bringing awesomeness to our fans and make them as happy as ever. Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe is listening to fans and will keep on surprising them over the next few years!


In the meantime, everybody will enjoy a high quality fighting-game based on one of the most emblematic Anime & Manga ever created!” said Herve Hoerdt, Vice President of Marketing & Digital at Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe


Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden will be available in Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Australasia on October 16th only for Nintendo 3DS™ and new Nintendo 3DS systems!

I’ve got a lot of love for the 2D side of Dragon Ball Z. Some of the best games ever were crafted from that franchise in those dimensions. Now to see if I can convince Bandai Namco to make a new Legacy of Goku game. Because ignoring that franchise is more disappointing than Yamcha.

Last Updated: June 25, 2015

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