Dragonball Z makes DS debut

Atari's Supersonic Warriors 2 introduces tag-team three-on-three fighting to franchise in first installment for Nintendo's portable.

Apparently letting gamers take control of anime characters whose epic one-on-one battles could destroy small planets as collateral damage just wasn't enough for Atari, as the publisher has introduced three-on-three slugfests to the Dragonball Z series with its game.

Dragonball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 isn't just the first team-fighting installment of the series; it's the franchise's first appearance on the Nintendo DS. In addition to the new tag-battle gameplay, Supersonic Warriors 2 lets players play through plotlines from the show, as well as new what-if scenarios. The game also features more than 20 playable characters, free battle, practice, and Z Battle modes, and touch-screen functionality that lets players call in help from their teammates.

Dragonball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 was developed by Cavia (Drakengard, Resident Evil: Dead Aim), is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older, and retails for $29.99. Check out GameSpot's hands-on impressions from the Tokyo Game Show for more.

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20 comments
Jinja_Dude
Jinja_Dude

I don't personally know how people can't like DBZ - I mean if you've seen the un-cut version then its amazing, But who doesnt like blood and strong violence with people getting batterd and arms being blown off - its got godo voice actors, i mean sometimes the story did drag on a bit - but violence is the way to go. lol, The game i think is awesome, unless you count the crappy amount of characters. however i like the map count. Good game, Awesome concept - bad character selection, and also - it is impossible to start a new game. the creators forgot to add that in =/

KysoMyral
KysoMyral

This isn't technically the first team fighting DBZ game. First off, most obviously, Supersonic Warriors on GBA had the exact same tag-battle format. Second, and less obvious, DBZ: Legends on the Saturn was the first DBZ game to allow control of 3 fighters at once.

DrChrono01
DrChrono01

People people come on now i think we can all agree that when american TV gets hold of any anime they somehow make it horrible. But i agree that Bleach and Naruto are great (i read the manga though i tried watching the Naruto on TV and i nearly cried, and same with Rave Master but now i download Naruto episodes dubbed into english any fan should do it!). But DBZ is good to just not on american TV, and i have to say GT did really blow it was a dissapointment.

abang_neo
abang_neo

Who's developing it, in the article it said Cavia but in the game's summary it's said Banpresto ? From what I know Banpresto did a very well done job in making DB games for GBA (DB Adventures and Supersonic warriors), while Atari make a so-so in GBA, Budokai series is quite fun tho'. Hope it would be good, oh and don't ditch DBZ with all its lackness, DB could be considered one of anime's classic, it wouldn't be weird that it lose to other current anime trend. U might not like it but I believe many fighting anime mostly inspired from DB, like Naruto or Bleach :P.

Konamix05
Konamix05

I dont like the show but I will play the games.

LotusboyRock
LotusboyRock

i agree with meganintendoguy... i hate dbz but if it helps nintendo im all for it

SirOwnage
SirOwnage

can't wait the first one was addicting

tommten
tommten

Bleach beats the hell out of both Dragonball Z And Naruto at the same time, but all three shows are good. Regarding the game, i think it`s going to be ok. But nothing special.

Eclipse_ShinRa
Eclipse_ShinRa

I love the old DBZ, but the anime is over and tis been over, GT sucks...I mean DBZ games suck..I wish ppl would like DBZ , RIP..lol

Theblackace
Theblackace

No american Naruto suck soooooooo badly fansubs is a helluva alot better if you can dl it I recommend you do it.I am on eps 160 right now.

HippieHunter0
HippieHunter0

Naruto is awesome no matter which version you look at.

majorwes
majorwes

naruto is better but not the american one i hate the american version of naruto

danteliveson
danteliveson

it used to be awesome but not DBZ is crap

Alpha1972
Alpha1972

Look cool to me as well. I like you can call for help option, just like the anime..lol.

HoTillyHooHa
HoTillyHooHa

Hey Guys, this not the show shup. So anybody who enjoys fighting games play this? The first one was kick ass and now there is tag-team fighting ala Capcom Vs SNK. I think it may be a different developer than the original. Sucks no WiFi, but I'm sure you'll be able to local with one cart. I'll link a review when I find one. I don't know if gamespot will.

_sean_05
_sean_05

AMERICANIZED dbz sucks dog nuts. i liked the old vhs fansub eps. i saw in high school