Atari brings us back to Dragon Ball’s origins

By Spencer . August 19, 2008 . 7:12am

dbods.jpgWhen Namco Bandai shows a Dragon Ball game Atari is going to localize it. Case and point: Dragon Ball Origins aka Dragon Ball DS. Atari announced the DS game is on its way to Europe in December 2008. Dragon Ball Origins puts players in control of young Goku set in the original Dragon Ball series.


This isn’t a fighting game either. Dragon Ball Origins shares more in common with the Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass than any of the Dragon Ball Z Budokai games. You control Goku by dragging him on the touch screen and prodding enemies with the stylus. An icon in the middle of the screen lets you switch between Goku’s fists and the power pole. Bulma assists Goku on the quest to find the Dragon Balls by building machines, but in the early stages of the game you’re being her bodyguard.


Atari has not announced Dragon Ball Origins for North America at this time. We’re certain an announcement is pending though.


Images courtesy of Namco Bandai.

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  • seiya19

    Like I said with Fate/Unlimited Codes for PS2, I´m only interested in the US version if it doesn´t include any localization changes aside text and related. If it includes english voices instead of japanese, it´s a no from me.

    Anime-based games need its original voices even more than JRPGs for me, as well as being unedited in other ways…

    Maybe the European version is faithful though, since this type of games have been much less edited in there lately…

  • Paul

    I prefer English dub. Japanese is really annoying to hear for some reason.

  • RiceBoi

    Agreed. Especially if it’s an anime I’ve spent a lot of time watching in the original language. No Japanese voice = no purchase for me.

  • Tim N

    I’m 19 and I spent a lot of TV in the past 6 years watching Dragon Ball Z in English. I think I can handle the English DUB. If it were another anime though, I probably would prefer the original Japanese dub.

  • Aoshi00

    Definitely prefer Jpn audio. I wonder how much voice acting does this game have though, if it’s just a couple of yells and grunts, like Dragonball Advance Adventure, then it might not be a big issue. Hearing Goku say “Flying Nimbus” in Eng. just sounds funny :)

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