Dragon Ball Z For Kinect Has Playable Bardock In Europe

By Ishaan . July 5, 2012 . 8:20am

In Europe, Dragon Ball Z For Kinect will include the “Episode of Bardock,” an episode of the anime that has never been made available in Europe before. The game will also feature Bardock as a playable character. You can find him in the new trailer below:



As you’ve probably figured out by watching the trailer, Dragon Ball Z For Kinect is exactly what it sounds like. You can read our hands-on impressions of the game here.


Dragon Ball Z For Kinect will be released in North America sometime this October, and Europe will see the game on October 5th. Dragon Ball Z For Kinect is developed by Spike Chunsoft. The game will have over 50 playable characters, but Namco haven’t announced if the Bardock content will be included in North America as well.

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  • Vampiric

    “Bardock as a playable character for the first time in any Dragon Ball Z game”

    this isnt true, he was playable In all the tenkaichi’s and raging blasts i think

    the game is going to fail spectacularly i predict

    • That’ll teach me to take anything Namco say at face value. I just verified this right as you were typing it, too. Thanks, fixed!

    • JazzWithAttitude

      never as Super Saiyan

      • Vampiric

         I think he did in one

  • sasuke222

    Become a Super Sai-in

  • Nitraion

    I thought goku is first saiyan that become super saiyan???…

    • Internet is Crash

      He was til the whole time travel thing with Bardock. Well at least it was a good thing that he survived from Frieza

      • Nitraion

        Hmm  i dunno where that story came from….. movie?
        I only remember main arc like frieza,cell, or buu..

        • Setsuna ♥

          It was a Recent Japanese OVA that never made it to states, it sends Bardock by in time where he becomes the Legendary Super Saiyan when the aliens of the planet that tended to his wounds are under attack by what looks like Friezas relative ?

          If we were to go by what we know from what the US got wouldnt the first be Broly (unless I’m mistaking the times him and Goku went SSJ)

          • Nitraion

            Haha no wonder i didn’t know…==”

        • malek86

          It was in a recent one-shot manga chapter. It wasn’t drawn by Toriyama.

          • Nitraion

            Hmm not by Toriyama is that legit story? O_o

    • As others who replied to you said, Bardock is the first Super Saiyan. He became the legend passed down in Planet Vegeta and Frieza’s family.

  • CirnoLakes

    Okay, that’s nice.

    Do I get to be a female super saiyan?

    • You’re not a true dragonball z fan if you didn’t know girls can’t turn ssj -.-

      • CirnoLakes

         Well, you’re not awesome if you don’t want to be a female super saiyan.

        • Алексей Семченков

           Play in DragonBall online. There are a lot female Super saiyan

      • I don’t recall that being said anywhere. There’s just a complete lack of female Saiyans in the series.

  • Become a super what? :P

  • Natat

     Become a SUPER CYAN!

    • hawk222

      Then you can have blue hair! You gotta have blue hair in an anime!

  • Crimson_Cloud

    Wow, Super Saiyan Bardock! Just what I always wanted…
    Come on, give us a new story, more options for character creation and female saiyans already. 

  • British_Otaku

    Super Saiyan Bardock was featured in Dragon Ball Heroes prior to this game but I would hope that they feature him in all versions along with the Episode of Bardock. Sure, I’ve seen it on Youtube and unlike the Raging Blast 2 bonus OVA which was exclusively/first on that disc.

    Still not going going to be happy seeing anyone miss out…


  • Tyler Sedrick

    Why would they make a DBZ game for kinect they could have made tenkaichi 4 and I bet sell a lot more.

  • Göran Isacson

    … And now Bardock is a super sayian. Was I the only one who thought it was kind of badass that Bardock was just a lowly grunt, but he went up against Freeza and fought him despite the fact he must’ve known he was outgunned just because goshdarnit that’s how pissed off he was?

    Making him into a super sayian as well just feels… cheap? I dunno. I don’t like it, that’s for sure.

    • Masengan

      There was a special showing how he became a Super Saiyan, it was more of a “what if” scenario from what I gathered. 

      • Göran Isacson

        Ah, so it’s not really canon? That’s a load of my chest, wasn’t sure how on earth they would be able to retcon him into being a super saiyan otherwise.

  • Aoshi00

    The newer animators really can’t get the Toriyama style right can they.. the newer DB anime always looks weird, like the Plan to Exterminate Saiyan OVA remake that came w/ Raging Blast 2.. and here Bardock and Freeza both look so weird compared to the legendary Bardock TV special drawn 20 yrs ago.. good thing they didn’t redraw the whole Kai series (as many had seemed to hope)..  Yet the Dragon Quest intro always have great and smooth animation w/ neat 3D effect..

  • Super Saiyan Bardock first appeared in “Episode of Badock” which was a new spin-off OVA that was released in 2011.

    In the episode, for some reason, Bardock survives the explosion of Planet Vegeta, but is transported back in time. He wakes up on a foreign planet that is quite similar to the Planet Vegeta that he knows. In fact, he finds out that he is on Planet Plant, which was Planet Vegeta before the Saiyans conquered it.

    On the planet, the finds that the creatures living there have taken care of Bardock’s wounds, in particular a doctor and his son Berry. When a few bad guys appear, Bardock deals with them, and as a result, he is seen as the hero of the people of Planet Plant. However, since he is a Saiyan, he couldn’t really care, and flies off to another part of the planet to train.

    Berry, however, cannot forget about Bardock, and continues to care for him by bringing baskets of food to the cave in which Bardock stays. When he finds out that one day, Bardock has actually eaten the food, he is overjoyed and smiles.

    But then, the henchmen of Lord Chilled (an ancestor of Frieza), and Chilled himself, appear on the planet, and blast everything around them in pieces. Berry begs Bardock to save his planet and his people, and Bardock decides to do so. However, he finds that he is no match for Chilled, and gets knocked to the ground. But then, Chilled attacks Berry, which Bardock cannot accept. He finds himself moved by the fate of the knocked out Berry, and this rage brings him to transform into a Super Saiyan. He manages to defeat Chilled with his newfound power, and has saved the people of Planet Plant.

    Right before he dies, Lord Chilled tells his men to warn his family about the creature that is known as a Super Saiyan. And with those words, the legend of the Super Saiyan was born, making Bardock the Legendary Super Saiyan that is said to appear every few thousand years.

    I think it was a pretty nice original video animation, and I would like to play as Super Saiyan Bardock in the newest fighting game that does not require Kinect. But with this, my hopes of every seeing a Super Saiyan version of my other all-time favorite DBZ-character, Raditz, may not seem so far-fetched…

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