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Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Has Kamehameha Battles



Arc System Works are working on Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden, which isn’t anything new to them, as they previously made Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors back on the GBA. The latest footage for the game shows that it’ll also have features from the earlier Butoden games like energy attack battles.


The Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden demo has the option between Free Battle and Vs. Battle. In Free Battle, you can pick three “Battle Characters” out of Goku, Kid Gohan, Vegeta, and Buu. There are five different stages to choose from in the demo.


Skip towards 1:33, where you can get a first look at a match-up between Goku and Vegeta. Goku busts out with his Kaioken move, and rushes Vegeta down for an easy win, but the next fight demonstrates more of Vegeta’s moves against Majin Buu.


At 3:30, Vegeta dishes out a melee combo against Majin Buu, and directly links into what appears to be his “Burst Strike” attack with a Final Flash, which appears to do some devastating damage.


You can get a look at some of Majin Buu’s tricky moves at 4:43, where he gets revenge on Vegeta.; however the Vegeta switches out to another Majin Buu character, so it appears to work like the Marvel vs. Capcom games, where you can switch out characters when things get hairy or to bust out with multi-character combos.


Finally, at 6:48 you can see that there will be “energy battles” like we saw in the previous Butoden games, where one character could shoot a Kamehameha while the other shoots a Final Flash for a button-mashing battle for the win.


Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden is slated for release in Japan on June 11, 2015 for Nintendo 3DS. You can also check out our earlier report on the game’s controls and battle commands.

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