A Big Bang Of Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale Screens

By Spencer . December 2, 2010 . 12:17pm


Namco Bandai is developing a four player Dragon Ball fighting game for arcades. But, what if you show up to Club Sega and the other three Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale cabinets are empty?


Well, you can play online. Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale has a countrywide (as in Japan-only) network system, which even shows where your opponents are located.




Details about the fighting system haven’t been announced, but like the PSP game Dragon Ball: Tenkaichi Tag Team you can team up on another player. One screenshot shows Goku holding Vegeta in place for Krillin to hit. That could be an interesting mechanic, especially because it Goku uses a move like that to help Piccolo finish off Raditz.


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  • Code

    rar, Japan is such a conveniently shaped country opo; I wish my internet could connect all the way there better then what it does, I just can’t cut Senko DUO matches online with the lag. Although most Japanese players won’t play with me I did get the play with the current #1 a few times which was fun >ww<'

  • pls dont post “news” like this… i want to play it so bad… and probably i’ll never get a chance to do it :(

    • Guest

      This will probably eventually be ported to consoles

      • probably/eventually? xP
        i hope :)

      • Probably Japan only……

        Oh wait, it’s Dragonball

      • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

        It’s actually using PS3 hardware, so if it got ported it’d have to be a ps3 exclusive. I don’t know if namco bandai would take that monetary risk anywhere outside of japan

    • I dont understand, its not an impossibility to play this game…Everyone has equal opportunity to access it.

      • He mans that each time he sees it, he dies a little inside.

      • like going to japan just to play this game? >_>”

        • I dont know where youre from, but I do know that here, everyone has equal opportunity to buy a plane ticket, board a plane to Japan, site-see, and hunt down an arcade to play this games. Where theres a will, there’s a way.

          • FireCouch


          • Yes, because a homeless family of a Single mother and her 2 children has just as much of a chance of taking a plane over to Japan to play this game as a wealthy Bachelor/ette living in his/her own mansion. Totally equal.

          • Exkaiser

            Yes, I’ll just buy a plane ticket with the $25 I have to my name and skip on over to Nihon to play some arcade games.

            It’s perfectly reasonable to believe that everyone has that privilege or that everyone would be willing to spend the hefty sum required to experience one game.

            I don’t know why anyone would disagree with you, man.

          • Caligula

            You’re missing the point. Even if he did have the funds to just hop on a plane to Japan, nobody in their right mind would do that just to play a game. Hence, he’ll probably never play it.

    • Now you understand how it feels when news of Tales series got posted on Siliconera, yeah?

      Feel the pain brother! Hallelujah!

      • i felt/feel that pain too lol..
        completed Abyss 5x…
        Vesperia and Graces = 0… waiting/hoping :s


  • shion16

    amazing graphics!!

    • Aoshi00

      Totally, so much better than the same ol’ celshaded graphics game after game after game like they’re not even trying… I like the characters here looking more like detailed plastic models :) This game must be ported. BTW, I saw the OVA remake for Raging Blast 2, the animation was absolutely horrible compared to the original :(…

      • shion16

        and if we talk about cellshading
        CC2 is way better than any of the Dimps games
        Naruto games are the prove

        PS: im not yusuke fullbuster or Tsunayoshi Sawada xP

        • Aoshi00

          Agreed, UNS2’s graphics is on a totally different level, you just want to stare at it like painting on canvas, DB games, Rurouni Kenshin, or other anime games should be handed to them. I just started UNS2, can’t wait to play more of it this weekend (have Kirby’s Epic Yarn, Donkey Kong, & Epic Mickey too, haven’t touched the Wii in months)..

          • shion16

            hahahaha xDlend me DK meanwhile xPBut seriously UNS2 story mode is beautiful and well polished, even sometimes the action is better than the anime……..except for the capture of killer bee

        • True!

        • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

          Look at UNS2 and Raging Blast 2. Both graphics look amazing, but both are different art styles even though both are anime. These graphics looks awesome, too, but it adds in an even third art style, even though they’re all technically cell shading.

      • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

        Since you brought up porting, I thought I’d mention: these arcade machines are actually using ps3 hardware. So this is the power of a ps3 exclusive game, basically. which means it could get ported. I think I prefer the Raging Blast 2 graphics more, though. Like you said, these look like models. RB2 looked like actual anime footage, which seemed to suit the game more, given the source material

        • Guest

          This fits better.

          What I liked about Crafts & Miester’s Arcade game: Chou Dragonball Z, (which later came to the PS2 as Super Dragonball Z) was the fact that the WHOLE game was cel shaded, including the backgrounds; making it look like the manga came to life.
          Raging Blast 1 & 2 look ‘off’ to me when they try to meld 3D rendered backgrounds with cel shaded characters. It looks almost as off as Ultimate Battle 22 for PS1 did with it’s cel shaded 2D characters against 3D backdrops (while Sega Saturn’s equivalent: Dragonball Z Shin Butoden looked way better due to the watercolor like 2D backdrops behind the same 2D cel shaded characters).
          Raging Blast does not blend well

          • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

            Ah, true. I wasn’t taking into account the backgrounds, though. In terms of just character models, I like the RB 2. In terms of Models and Backgrounds, I guess this game does “blend” better…much better

        • Aoshi00

          It’s just that there’s been so many 3D fighting games since PS2 they don’t feel fresh anymore, always pretty much the same celshaded look. I remember I was blown away by the graphics by the first Budokai because it was a huge step over say Final Bout. I haven’t played RB2 yet (I just know the OVA looks horrible), from the trailers it looks pretty much the same to me, unlike UNS2 which looks miles better than even the first UNS I just couldn’t take my eyes off of the game and constantly say to myself “Am I really seeing this, I’m not dreaming right, it feels like the manga/anime came to life and then some?” UNS2 looks even better than the Shippuuden anime. For DB though, the game still cannot compare to the detailed old DBZ anime. That’s why I’m just watching Kai now and not interested in these fighting games, they really don’t pack the oomph at all, not impressive at all that makes you go wow. I think only the intro looks good, if they could have the intro graphics for the whole game, then that would be good, otherwise it doesn’t feel like I’m looking at something different or better, they haven’t taken it to another level in the last 10 games or so.. This arcade game looks different and detailed, I like the plastic model look because I used to have a lot of those, and this feels like they actually spend effort making something detailed, instead of the same simple celshaded graphics which has worn off its welcome.new OVA remake,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…original OVA,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

          • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

            I don’t think the OVA looks terrible. I think it looks HD. But I understand how you feel about the “freshness” of these games, but let me tell you, Raging Blast 2 really does look amazing compared to any other DB game. As for the intro video, that seems to follow the same art style as this arcade game. I said it in some other comment here, but there are like 3 different art styles going on, UNS2, RB2 and Zenkai Battle. All of them look great but all of them look different, even though they’re all cell-shading. But if you’re worn out but all the DB cell shading, there’s not much I can say to change that

          • Aoshi00

            It isn’t just the HD colored on the computer look though.. if you watch the OVAs, the older one looked much much more detailed, the new OVA looks like the bad Blue Dragon anime, just look at Bulma (the new one looks like she’s a kid), really different, and the energy blast is really simple now too, a very simple flash. If you watch Kai you’ll see the drastic difference, just compare the regular animation in the episode, remastered in HD looking really clean and still holds up, and then look at the new eyecatches in the middle of the episode, which is a lot more hastily drawn, so good thing Kai wasn’t totally redrawn.

            UNS2 and Zenkai just look to be much more improved, instead of the same thing over and over.. unfortunately raging blast’s gameplay is not for me though..I was going to get it from Amazon for $20 during the lightning deal, I know I didn’t like the game, but would the 30-min OVA be worth $20, then I decided against it, because I read from reviews you can’t fast forward the video.. plus the OVA really looks bad.. because it’s headed by a different animation director now, before it was Maeda Minoru.

  • hush404

    Umm… why doesn’t THIS get made into a game? Graphically it looks much better than the DBZ games out now!

    • It is a Game -.-

      • hush404

        Sorry for being vague, I meant for home console use.

  • kelsniff

    i just kamehameha’d all over my computer when i saw those screens

    they look amazing!!

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