DBZ Bursts onto 360, PS3

Atari and Namco Bandai bringing online-enabled Dragon Ball Z fighting series to Sony's and Microsoft's current-gen consoles in 2008.

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The Dragon Ball series is perhaps best known for its characters' abilities to persevere despite being pummeled by an ongoing onslaught of attacks. That plotline seems to equate quite nicely with the embattled Atari company, which most recently settled its dispute with Dragon Ball rights holder FUNimation to continue creating licensed games based on Akira Toriyama's popular series, despite the fact that Atari expressed doubts that it would even be able to survive as a company past the new year.

Goku, in a bubble.

Survive it has, launching a resurgent offensive today with the announcement that the first installment of the Dragon Ball Z 3D fighter franchise for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will arrive in 2008. Atari hasn't delved far into the specifics of what DBZ fans can expect from Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit, aside from stating that the fighting game will feature online play and "radical 3D graphic effects."

While Atari is handling the publishing for Burst Limit, the game is being developed by Namco Bandai, creators of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 on the Wii and PlayStation 2. Budokai Tenkaichi 3 on the Wii was the first installment in the series to feature online gameplay, and it also packed in more than 150 Z-fighters across 30 different stages and 10 game modes.

Discussion

213 comments
SuperVegeta5534
SuperVegeta5534

I actually tried this game at my friend's and I was in love with it. I totally want a Xbox360.

Chikovi
Chikovi

Hey SuperVegeta5534!!!! u dont have to buy this crappy game, belive me, its like budokai 3 with better grafichs, but thats all, theres only a few characters to choose from and the way they move just sucks, if u buy it u would be dissapointed, budokai 3 is still the best DBZ all-time

SuperVegeta5534
SuperVegeta5534

Oh darn it all, I don't have a 360 or PS3! I really wish they'd make this for the PS2 as well for those who don;t wanna pay $450 for the PS3 which isn't that great I say. I do wanna get a wii and a xbox 360 though. Has anyone heard of Dragonball Online?

ProChamp
ProChamp

zoidsj, broly is in this one as well as bardock. Because those 2 movies supposedly happened before the fight with cell.

zeke2040
zeke2040

i think the ps3 look cleaner and brighter...

zoidsj
zoidsj

sorry yellowflash89 they dont have broly as a playable character infact the only go up to cell saga they only have like 20 characters to play

marco0798
marco0798

completely agree with anarchy69yoda they all suck except boudukai althought the third one was a bit iffi on gameplay compared to second but thats just me. what we really need is DBZ Hyper Dimension on XBL Arcade cos that was freaking best dbz ever

The_SithGod
The_SithGod

looks aswome can't wait for it to come out

anarchy69yoda
anarchy69yoda

these games always are bad except budakia, or however you spell it

yellowflash89
yellowflash89

i cant wait till dis 1 comes out... i just wanna play as broly

sajjed
sajjed

I bet this one wil be the best i can tell

SilverKnight006
SilverKnight006

But thats the thing about DBZ, if u watched the show they dont use "proper" fighting because of that it wouldnt make sense to have "proper" fighting in the game.

vextor93
vextor93

is this game going to be relesed in europe

DaGhOsT187
DaGhOsT187

Tenkaichi is the BombDiggity i hope this is not a ground walking 2 button dbz tard fest like the buduz

xbriggs
xbriggs

super sweet i think i will be buying this one

Aries03
Aries03

this game is going to be crazy,the demo was fantastic and i cant wait to play the full game when it comes out... lets just hope we dont have to wait until the end of the year....

MGG5
MGG5

the new viedo of the GDC Demo is awsome, I cant wait for this game !!!

skillzdatkillz0
skillzdatkillz0

Man am I excited! Thank god they moved away from the Tenkaichi style and back into proper fighting. NOW it was worth buying a ps3!

futuretrunks21
futuretrunks21

Budokai 3 is better then the tenkaichi games, even though you can fully move in the tenkaichi games. you dont move smooth enough, which makes it not as fun. plus all the button smashing is boring. the best dbz game is dbz legends for playstation one. lots of characters to play as and they moved fast as hell

scorp76
scorp76

Yes! The game we all waited for. The is made by Dimps, the people behind the Budokai series, and is like the upgraded B3. No Tenkaichi crap here! This is a definite must by for all Budokai fans!

shady3977
shady3977

i dont like the fact that you can not have interactive environments and that with this kinda game that no one still has made it more like the tv show with the finishing moves they still have a long way to go in this game

SilverKnight006
SilverKnight006

Ive gotta disagree with u guys because i have found that if u give the tenkaichi series a chance it can really be one of the best dragonballz game experiences ever. it is the series that to me was the most faithful to the show and as such it really seems like taking away free flight and level interactivity is doing nothing but moving the series backwards.

TreMattic
TreMattic

Cant wait for the ONLINE multiplayer!!

kaziechameleon
kaziechameleon

the game looks awesome but it is almost a step backwards without interactive environments, i mean i can't think of a single dbz saga where mountains and stuff aren't leveled by the fighting. without that interactivity is it really a dbz game>?

earlmccormick88
earlmccormick88

Ugh...Its end at the cell saga...they should let u fight multiple people at the same time...

Gytoa
Gytoa

I would be cool if they added a bonus mini saga, unique to the game and featuring a new villain not seen yet. I would be better than having the same sagas and movies over and over again but with a different way of telling the story. But appart from the the same storyline this game looks most awsome!!! But I have to disagree with milkman91. I have a PS3 and a 360 but I'm still getting for the 360, because I like getting achievments and I don't want to spend £5 a month on Xbox live and then not use it. Also what about the people without a PS3. How do you think they would react? Sorry if this post is too long.

lalozzy_001
lalozzy_001

I just hope, this to have the Budokai 3 gameplay, and not that Tenkaichi crappy andnot to be a "button masher players only" game. I really hate what they did to DB videogames with Tenkaichi Series, let's pray to never have Teankaichi 4.

Wej_accept_it
Wej_accept_it

Damn right OutlawVR! B3 wasn't a fighting game, it was a DBZ game, perfectly captured the shows feel of frantic martial arts combat and explosions (cus explosions are good lol).

OultawVR
OultawVR

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jannlee111
jannlee111

YES they brought back the b3 style! and for neone who wants to see gameplay go to youtube and look up Dragonball Z Burst Limit Gameplay. should be submitted by my man NeoGohan his stuff is da bomb!

ShaunFroggatt
ShaunFroggatt

Dont tlak wet the 360 isnt holding back the ps3 at all, its sonys fualt its so hard to develope for its got nothing to do with microsoft so get your facts right, your finding meaningless points to justify why the ps3 has so many inadequacies and why your fav console is inferioer to the xbox 360.

milkman91
milkman91

Yea Oozaru_Kakkarot is right. Why should the ps3 be restrained by the xbox360? If it wan't so I think there would be a higher demand for the ps3. And a lot more happy customers, who have both of them. Why can't designers break the chains between the 360 and the ps3? That is what I want to know.

SwirvyIrvy
SwirvyIrvy

As long as the story doesn't go to the ridiculous board game style from Budokai 2(I think) then this will be a cracking little fighter. I'll buy it regardless tbh being a huge fan but it would be nice to have a decent game and not a half-finished fighter with a few snazzy moves Thats my two pennies worth :)

LiveByMeDieByMe
LiveByMeDieByMe

According to "The Hot Spot" This DBZ game actually looks promising.

aznboi86
aznboi86

Actually, if you go to this site you'll see plenty of screens and an amazing trailer. It looks like it's going to be the 4th entry of the Budokai series. Take a look http://gamersyde.com/game_1485.html

ZeroXLR8
ZeroXLR8

I agree with greatestMEalive.

greatestMEalive
greatestMEalive

I'm a huge DBZ fan BUT I have a feeling this isn't going to be able to live up to its potential. It's on next-gen consoles for goodness sake, LET'S SEE SOME CREATIVITY! I have a feeling this game is going to be all flash presentation wise but... will lack in real gameplay. Please prove me wrong.

hegotjokes4
hegotjokes4

man i can't wait til this game come out. it looks great in every way

BBPirate06
BBPirate06

Great to see them returnin to their roots. The stuff I could play with my friends when they came over, rather than explain all the controls first *looks directly at tenciechi*. I deffly gonna get this one.

BBPirate06
BBPirate06

A fighting DBZ game. For the 360. FINALLY! Took long enough. Heh.

Altar360
Altar360

everyone's already jumping to the conclusion of what'l be in this game. Only time will tell

darthdominion
darthdominion

Nice to see a DBZ game on the next-gen consoles. I see no problem with this game, I own both the X360 and PS3. It's nice to see onlne play is going to be included and it will have cel-shaded 3-D graphics. The only thing that I have with this game is if will contain the same story line like the previous Budokai's. If so, then it's not even worth the purchase or worth playing. If it's different, well then bro it's a must-have.

ThaDoggy
ThaDoggy

Well no offense but it looks way to much like Budokai 3 fused with budokai 1 me and my friend really think this is a waste of a good dbz game, it's way to similair to the previous games of dbz we are kinda dissapointed with this one, and mayb not gonna buy it... i agree with ICEY05 AND Oozaru_Kakkarot They kinda ruined the first dbz game on the ps3 and xbox 360

Oozaru_Kakkarot
Oozaru_Kakkarot

No offense to anyone but...have u seen the gameplay video?...It looks like a (super dbz) fused with (Budokai 3) fused with (supersonic warriors)...not that this is a bad thing but...the back grounds dont look interactive...the attacks arrent drematic enough...and the fact that the 360 version is holding back the ps3s full capability...plus lets remember the last time that bandi namco has made a good game?

sadshadow
sadshadow

hell sweet!! I hope is online for 360... I remember when first came out the budokain series for PS2... and never had online... too bad... I hope ITT !! come on make it LIVE!!

88_movement
88_movement

Hmm I got a 360 and a PS3 but ill probably get it for ps3 seeing as i have all DBZ games on playstation consoles from ultimate 22 to tenkaichi 3

spiredcrescent
spiredcrescent

I would rather have tenkaichi on the wii with motion controls and a more original budokai fighter for the other two consoles, because i motions work real well on wii and it just would feel out of place on a controller.

Ra-Devil
Ra-Devil

Shin Budokai and Budokai 3 were both really good games, aside from being Dragonball games, and that's what really impressed me. The game looks like the old Budokai games, but with bigger, more expansive environments, like Budokai Tenkaichi, which in my opinion, is good. Tenkaichi may have been more in line with the fighting presented in the series, but the orinigal Budokais were just more fun and easier to handle gameplay-wise. I was especially impressed with Shin Budokai. Sure, it didn't have real environments, but that meant they just had to stick to the fighting mechanics, and it just played and looked right. I hope Burst Limit is good, but I still think the visuals are just polished Budokai Tenkaichi graphics, rather than a complete overhaul, which I would have rather seen. Cel-Shaded, just with more and better bump mapping.