Dragon Ball Game Project set for fall launch

Spike developing newest Xbox 360 and PS3 game based on original manga series; playable version to surface at Comic-Con.

It has been years since the Dragon Ball manga and TV series wrapped up their runs, but that hasn't stopped the franchise from receiving new gaming adaptations with great regularity. Namco Bandai today announced the latest such effort, Dragon Ball Game Project AGE 2011 (working title) for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Goku to the rescue.

Like the Dragon Ball Z: Raging Blast games, Project AGE 2011 will be developed by Spike Co. Ltd. The new game will cover the Dragon Ball Z series and boast "a massive character selection." However, Namco Bandai is touting the title as "a new landmark game" in the franchise, with a revamped story mode and destructible environments.

Dragon Ball Game Project AGE 2011 is expected to be shown in playable form at July's San Diego Comic-Con. For more on Spike's last crack at the series, check GameSpot's review of Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2.

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Chaos_Dante_456
Chaos_Dante_456

are they still doing these? it's been about 10 yrs since Boudakai and they still haven't gotten it all the way right. These games just seem like a way to milk money to me. Why don't they just take some time and make a game with all the characters and call it a day. I mean really? How many ime can people play through the same dang story they seen 1000 times? smh

sXoblivionXs
sXoblivionXs

please put style based combos for the characters like vegeta ki based attacks, u know rush attacks should show what the character's tendency is for like ki ( not old ki blast,i.e, a kick that has ki and create an explosion) rush or heavy attack(send flying and follow during combo). and please don't make the charecters on the same level in story mode and put leveling system and character creation. oh and no more ss3 please think of new moves don't stick to the old ones. I want to feel the diffirence when I play other characters on melee wise. I want to choose a favorite character based on gameplay not the anime.

DARKREBELWOLFE
DARKREBELWOLFE

Forget same story mode, go with a character creation to travel the dragon ball universe level up be trained by one characters. Have tournaments to win zenny for training areas clothes all kinds stuff to alter your character in anyway. It gets old going threw the same motions over and over when you could simply play one the older games or watch the show over.... you can only beat a dead horse so much till it just turns into a pile of mingled unidentifiable goo of a corpse...

warbrady
warbrady

aww more Z (looks like itll focus on the sayan saga) itll be better if it was ape baby and ss4 goku

TallThrash
TallThrash

I think they should make the story from beginning of dragon ball z to the end of dragon ball GT, but that is just my opinion i love a huge selection of characters and a long story mode this will probably be the best DBZ game yet

watervaper12
watervaper12

Dragon Ball Z games are ALSOME! The new project is so cool and it look like they made some new stages. Raging Soul 2 was fun and I the new story was kinda ok. If only they made another series of Dragon Ball Z for example: Dragon Ball zk or something the rating would be sky high. Goku with new powers, and new enemy, ok I stop with my fantasy but this game is alsome and Dragon Ball shows.

opmeteor419
opmeteor419

the graphics look pretty legitimate this time around, i think the story mode should be similar to that of the old snes dbz game where you fly around an open map and run into random enemies on the map while walking/flying around (i forget the name exactly) only instead of turn based fights just make it a normal fighting game/free roaming game at the same time on a massive scale and do the whole story from the beginning where vegeta and nappa land on earth to the very end with the buu. granted you would probably need a blu ray for that big a game so it would more than likely be a ps3 exclusive. i just think that would be a really bad a$$ game

NarutoDragonbal
NarutoDragonbal

'revamped story mode and destructible environments. ' this game will be the best considring the graphics

jaispeed2007
jaispeed2007

@xxHipHopKingxx, I totally agree with you raging blast was a major disappointment i sure wish i had my 60$ back....hopefully they don't screw up the story

jaispeed2007
jaispeed2007

Why is it that you guys keep saying that budokai 3 was the best? the controls were terrible, and i hated that meter BT3 was the best not budokai 3

jaispeed2007
jaispeed2007

We've been down this road before... if there's no real story mode like how Raging blast 2 was, i will not be getting it... but looks impressive so far

ChaosUndivided
ChaosUndivided

As a fan of Dragon Ball Z I will get this but I agree with Fairymittens.

Fairymittens
Fairymittens

Great, another fighting DBZ! Please give us an Action RPG DBZ game for the next gen consoles!

d_lol_9
d_lol_9

Is Dragon Ball Game Project AGE 2011 (working title) on kinect?

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

its been a while since i played a dragon ball z game. loved the series maybe ill try this one

tsunami2311
tsunami2311

Like said I will save my money till that RPG happens, I like DBZ but i dont really like fighting games, and I have 2 for the ps3 and 2 for the ps2 that dbz and franklly I played them all a total of like 5 hours. Give me an RPG and i will buy DBZ games again till then, I still have my favorite DBZ legend of the super sayain,

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

Ex-DarkBlade then ill pass im so damn sick of dbz games dragon ball zenkai battle royale is the only one that looks good. im sure dragon balls age will just have a junk story mode and junk fighting like the last umm 4 or is it 5 hell the only good dbz game i can recall was dragon ball z budokai 3 after that the games got very crusty

alkaline_DnB
alkaline_DnB

@tsunami2311 Yes, that would be sweet but I think it's wishful thinking. God forbid they put some effort into the series, rather than slap a new coat of paint on the same turd and re-sell it every year. Suckers will still buy said turds tho, which is why they keep making them, and why they won't stop to make an RPG, because that would actually take some effort on their part. @Darryl_Green I guess they deserve some credit for finally bringing the series to current gen, even tho it's a minor upgrade to what they've been doing on last gen's consoles. I just don't understand why they don't take the time to fix huge issues like wonky cameras and hit detection...or why every character plays exactly the same, and is basically just a palette swap. it's like they are under pressure to make quota of how many dbz games they need to poop out, instead of just taking the time to do it right and deliver a solid game fans have been waiting for. If they can do what NetherRealm Studios did for Mortal Kombat, we would have a winner on our hands...but I don't see that happening anytime soon.

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

@MJ12-Conspiracy I don't want them to go away but I would like them to reinvent themselves. Simply put DBZ has had tons of games and not all are great, I fell out of even my favourite of the series (budokai tenkaichi series) when it became spam heavy and just keeping people on the ground but it's a great series and I'd prefer to see this recurring than COD.

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

@BillyColeman, it's not Dragonball z: Battle Royale. It's something else.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

These games need to go away or reinvent themselves. DBZ gives fighting games a bad name......seriously.

tsunami2311
tsunami2311

Gah, Enough of the Fighters, I want a DBZ RPG, Like the DBZ Legend of the super sayain for the SNES Spanning SAGA's Seriously DO IT. I might still like, love DBZ but till the RPG happens I will save my money for other games

Angel_Belial
Angel_Belial

It would be cool to fight Oozaru Vegeta shown at the end of that trailer (or better yet, fight AS him)... The last DBZ game I played was the first Budokai - hard for me to believe that was back in 2002.

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

so is this dragon ball zenkai battle royale? if so id play it as dragon ball zenkai battle seems like one of the best dbz games yet if not then i wont pay a cent for this

Darryl_Green
Darryl_Green

@alkaline_DnB I agree man unless it's as good or better than Budokai 3 which was the last "real" DBZ game released then it's really not worth anyone's attention. But you have to give Burst Limit some credit; it wasn't as good as Budokai 3 but its still alot better than the garbage Namco Bandai devs have been farting out their asses for the past few years. And you're right about what you said about the outrageous rosters being the selling point of each game the last few years. I mean who honestly used every single character on those rosters anyway? Most of them fought the same way as another character(s) anyway.

kytomasi
kytomasi

goku vs vegeta for the 9001st time...........

alkaline_DnB
alkaline_DnB

won't even consider unless it rivals that of budokai 3...scratch that, is better than budokai 3...it's been 7 years of mediocre dbz games since then. step it up NB, you lazy good for nothings.

jhcho2
jhcho2

Do we seriously need a Dragon Ball game every year? I used to like it. But even on the ps2, i got board after Tenkaichi. And that was like....the 4th Budokai game. As of now, it's as stale as Dynasty Warriors

Snicker-Man
Snicker-Man

i love DBZ but i dont like there games since tenkaichi 3

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

No matter what NB might say, this is going to be nothing we haven't played already. I understand that there are still fans, heck I used to be a big one, but what more can us old fans get from the series? Personally, I think it's time for NB to finish this game and let the franchise be. They should spend more time developing games to compliment new and upcoming anime and manga.

samus_my_life
samus_my_life

yeah that's what i want ,,, fighting lol love dbz anyway i want all characters with GT series lol keep moving 2 the top ( bandai namco ) love yeah and thanks 4 working on right gaming lol ( DBZ ) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

ExtremePhobia
ExtremePhobia

aren't those the selling points of the last 5 or so DBZ games? Not that I mind, I still love the games. Just saying that they always seem to boast about the same features. especially the roster. Which generally doesn't have room for more characters.

Mega_Skrull
Mega_Skrull

@Erzcn24 The anime/manga is already resting in peace, but getting more games is not a bad thing. You can doubt their quality (I actually do, and I haven't bought all of them) but eh, I just hope they improve and give us something worth playing that lets us revive the good old Dragon Ball battles

xxHipHopKingxx
xxHipHopKingxx

I just hope this game doesn't disappoint me as Raging Blast 2 did, still I'm looking forward for this game

heartindarkness
heartindarkness

if this game just turns out to be another raging blast sry not getting it ...

MajinSquall
MajinSquall

i'm actulay really looking forward this one but the main thing i wanna know will you be able to play as that great ape

ryzrocks
ryzrocks

I don't mind buying a DBZ game every year..love the manga, love tha anime and I definitely love the games

FojMohsin
FojMohsin

I can't wait for more info! I really liked what they are doing with the game. I loved RB2 because they really put a lot of missing stuff from RB1 in it and it is one of the best DBZ games out there after BT3. Though they seem to even improve more in this one. Lets just hope they don't dissapoint us.

Avenged_Plague
Avenged_Plague

@exedeath sorry, nevermind it still hasn't been released. hopefully that means they're still working on it

Avenged_Plague
Avenged_Plague

@exedeath theres already a dragon ball mmo that came out a couple of years ago

exedeath
exedeath

Dragon Ball MMO please. I have been waiting for it since 2001. I have been playing the table top RPG for too long now.

cdog21
cdog21

How about they get around to finishing Dragonball Online and finally release it over here. And before anyone says anything, yes I know it's been released already, but it's not really a Dragonball MMO except by character design. Remove that and it's the same as any other F2P MMORPG out there.

Erzcn24
Erzcn24

Why not let DBZ simply rest in peace?

Crazy_Legs87
Crazy_Legs87

@Zero5000X: Dude, Namco realizes that fans will be suckered into buying another terrible DBZ game,even if it's another retelling of the story, so they won't take the time to do what's right.

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

I hope they bring back being able to destroy the world during a fight. I remember being Trunks and fighting Broly on hardmode, hit him with one of my specials and was shocked to watch the world get destroyed because of that attack and was even more shocked that Broly pretty much ate it and beat the crap out of me.

Zero5000X
Zero5000X

They need to movie away from the mange/anime and expand the universe a bit. How about an action-RPG that takes place on Vegeta before it was destroyed?

Branmuffin316
Branmuffin316

I'm confused it says based on original manga and dragon ball, but later it says based on Dragon Ball Z. Which one it is it? GT should be a part of this as well even though its not part of the manga.

Immortalsaiyan
Immortalsaiyan

I long for the day a quality DragonBall Z game is made. It won't be anytime soon it seems.