Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z Announced For Western Release

By Ishaan . June 21, 2013 . 8:30am

Yep, just as we suspected, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z is headed westward. Namco Bandai Games Europe announced the game for release in Europe this morning, along with an English-language trailer that you can check out below:



Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z is a “team melee battler” that will be released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Playstation Vita. You’ll be able to play together with friends in a 4-player co-op mode or an 8-player battle royale.


Namco haven’t made a U.S. announcement yet, but one can’t be far off.

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  • Unemployment Master

    Dragon Ball Z Legends? Is that FINALLY YOU?!

    • Djanjo Nakkuruzu Fortis

      WOAH, You calm down there. YOU RELAX. That is NOT DBZ Legends. Nothing is THAT hype.

  • Steven Higgins

    So now the question is: Will they be dubbing Battle of the Gods?
    I hope there’s a solo mode. I’m not exactly what you’d call a “social gamer” but I really want this one.

    • British_Otaku

      They’ll get to it eventually, fortunately there isn’t a hundred or so episodes of catchup to be done as in the case of Strong World which they promised a while ago as well.

      The other DBZ projects like the Tarble OVA and such are more worrying.

  • Kaihedgie

    It’s just Tenkaichi Tag Team, really

    • British_Otaku

      Or Zenkai Battle Royale.
      I’m looking forward (not really) to people celebrating how completely fresh giants and multiplayer beyond two people is or (somewhat off topic) that Wii U can’t handle such in the future… >_>

      • Spider-Man

        Tenkaichi Tag Team and Zenkai Battle Royale did the fusion dance.

  • Go2hell66

    Battle of Z*

    not battle for Z

  • Zizal

    I hope there will be split screen coop I don’t like to play online.

  • andref

    Well now battles in the anime can be experienced like they should instead of just one one battles against the ginyuu force

    • Spider-Man

      What about Goku vs Frieza? Or Goku vs Cell? Gohan vs Cell? Hopefully they still have 1 vs 1.

      • andref

        though there were some battles of 2vs1 or 3vs1 against frieza

        • Spider-Man

          I am aware, but the final fight was 1 on 1. However, I would like to fight Android 17 and 18 with Future Gohan and Future Trunks.

          • andref

            Though you got to wonder, is there even a story mode?!

  • Pockystix

    Guess we won’t be getting a proper character creator


  • NANAandLIZZYfanatic

    Been a long time since I played a DBZ game (haven’t played one on PS3), and even longer since I was into DBZ, but this actually looks kind of fun. Maybe I’ll have to rent this.

  • Noor Mahmoud

    It looks!…. terrible. :(

  • Godman

    So no character creator?
    This game looks awesome, but it really hurts me if there’s no CC

  • Highasthesky

    We better get this on Vita don’t pull a pirate warriors, i had to import it, WITH MONEY!

  • chibiwall

    vita? really? i can’t believe they localize it on psv after op2 O_O

    • Anime10121

      This is Dragon Ball, a game that’ll sell on any platform regardless of quality. Not saying this will be a bad game, but the trailer does nothing for me :(

      • chibiwall

        do you know if op could sell on vita in the west? I can’t know it, ’cause there aren’t any one piece localized on the sony’s portable

        • Anime10121

          It might, but one piece is nowhere near as popular in the west, so it’s not a sure fire thing. It would be a risk, a risk most publishers aren’t willing to take.

  • Sardorim

    Wont be the ultimate Z game if it lacks SSJ4 and Omega Shenron.

    • Ryzumaki

      Dude… Z games mean the Z “SAGA” SS4 is GT… Whether it’s in the game OR NOT it’s still dbz… GT is non-canon they don’t “have to” add it

  • DarthSithZero

    I’ll wait for the reglamentary 3rd version with “finally” all characters.

  • Jordan Ortiz

    I feel bad for the fourth player that ends up with krillin.

  • Suriel Cruz


    Nasty, IMO. :(
    Instead of getting better(graphics,story,gameplay…ect.) and more accurate to the story, they just add a melee battle mode… ‘da’ fuck!’

  • WingsOfEternity

    So I’m assuming this only goes up to the end of Frieza Saga? That’s a bit dissapointing

    • Solomon_Kano

      What makes you say that? It covers Battle of Gods and that takes place after Goku defeats Kid Buu, so I’d imagine it goes further than that.

    • Kalis Konig

      They almost always split each major saga into its own trailer for DBZ games.

  • OathkeeperSoraXIII

    When I first saw DBZ Zenkai Battle Royale gameplay I thought it looked (and still looks) great. But when I see the animations for this they look very clunky and I’m not sure how I feel about the art/graphic style. The models remind me of just HD Budokai 3 models. Maybe it’s just me though. I like the concept of the game but, with the animations looking half arsed. I guess as this is just an announcement trailer there’s still changes that can be made. It looks okay for now, I hope to see some improvements though as the trailers and scans get released

    Also, I’m not understanding why people keep thinking it looks like UT though. It looks nothing like that. Maybe someone could point it out to me? Because this to me looks more like DBZ Legends x DBZ Zenkai: Battle Royale

    • Mohammad Ataya

      Actually it looks like(And yes I compared them side by side) Super Dragon Ball Z Revamped.

    • Syn

      You my friend, are spot on

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    It’s just like that PS1 game


    • ign0z


      If this new game is anything like that one I’ll definitely try it.

    • Demeanor

      I had this for Sega Saturn!!!!!!! Awesome childhood memories!!! T_T lol Super Vegeth and ultimate Buu were real powerhouses XD

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      what I was thinking but 100000000000 times better

  • Learii

    no co-op offline? that just sad but anyway 4 players can’t fit in 1 screen

    • Kalis Konig

      hopefully it has at least 2-player couch co-op.

      • Learii

        ya hope so

  • Kalis Konig

    If this doesn’t have at least two player couch co-op then I will pass.

  • Demeanor

    Mmm didn’t really wow me, I mean, it seemed like they were fighting against a water wall, there was no sense of “impact”… graphics are pretty meh, the chars are from early Z, I must have seen the moves a million times… skeptic on this. Why not an rpg for a change? A DB, Naruto or Saint Seiya rpg…

    • It’ll feel a good RPG…
      a new One after Nes/Snes Ones and PERFECT after DBZ attack of saiyanz (DBKai in japan)

  • Nick Sniezek

    I wonder if this is a port of Zenkai Battle Royale? In either case, this game looks promising.

  • Patrick Halpin

    i’m lookin forward to this but I would prefer if they released digimon world re: digitize decode for the Nintendo 3ds.

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