Patapon Developer Made Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection

By Spencer . November 6, 2012 . 4:35pm

imageDragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection is Namco Bandai’s first HD port and they chose Pyramid to handle it. Pyramid made the quirky music game Patapon and ported Dragon Ball Z Budokai from PlayStation 2 to Gamecube.


Pyramid also Busou Shinki: Battle Masters and brought The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Zero to Vita. Unless you count the shader programming Pyramid did for El Shaddai, Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection is their first HD title.


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  • JonathanisPrimus

    So there’s absolutely no excuse for why this Collection doesn’t use the improved GameCube version of Budokai. Pyramid was the company that ported it … They also did Budokai 2 GC, and a few of the Data Carddass games.

  • CirnoLakes

    Dragon Ball Z sure is popular here in the West.

    Am I the only one who thinks that Dragon Ball, which gets much less attention, from video games or otherwise, was much more interesting than Dragon Ball Z?

    Also, I’m I the only American who likes the Dr. Slump franchise a whole lot more than the Dragonball franchise?

    (That was a rhetorical hyperbole thingy. I know I’m not the only American who thinks this.)

    • Grenalie

      Z had it’s moments but Dragon Ball was better overall.  Z got too power level crazy with a heavy focus on the saiyans the longer it went on, what I liked about Dragon Ball is pretty much everyone got a chance to shine, it would have been better for the series to just end it after Frieza.  Dr. Slump does not get enough attention.

      • Budgiecat

        Yeah but that last Dr Slump NDS game was wack as hell. I kinda liked the PS1 game. Though I’m kinda pissed we never got New Dr. Slump Anime translated over here to the West…

    • Elvick

      I loved all of Dragon Ball. Z up to a point. Which was after Super Saiyan wasn’t the ‘greatest thing ever’ anymore. I hate that kind of thing.

      Don’t make something the ‘ultimate’ if you’re just going to one up it over and over and over and over again. D:<

  • “Pyramid also Busou Shinki: Battle Masters …” don’t wanna be an ass but it seems there’s a verb missing there.

    Weird thing, they used the original ps2 version for the HD? maybe that’s why it looks the same, only with 16:9 Graphics.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Good to know the port’s in capable hand, then.

  • Manny Being Manny

    It seems weird that out of all things Namco would make their first HD Collection of, it would be DBZ Budokai. Why not a Xenosaga HD Collection? I’d preorder that instantly.

    • Because that’s owned by Monolith Soft, which is owned by Nintendo now.

  • Why not 2?! WHY? That was my favorite of the 3 :(

    • Budgiecat

      the gameplay was the best in 3. Even better in Shin Budokai and Infinite World (but whatever) There’s no online so I’m not that motivated to get it anyway

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