NamcoBandai to bring a slew of fighters overseas in 2014


NamcoBandai has announced a couple of highly anticipated fighters to be brought overseas (or in some cases world wide) in 2014.  The first of which is Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, which was first announced back in June.  The game will feature over 70 warriors to choose from, including characters from the latest Dragon Ball Z film, as well as 8 player free for all battles and 4 player co-op.  If you buy a game one edition, you will get a download code to give Goku a costume (and animations) mirroring Naruto Uzumaki’s sage mode form (similar to how Naruto got a Goku costume in his latest game, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3).  Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z will release on PS3, Xbox 360, and PSVita, however the PSVita version will only be available for digital download and will only feature one voice over option (English if you’re in NA or Japanese if you’re in EU).

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The second big game is Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle, which has already been released in Japan, will be brought over seas to US and NA regions sometime in 2014.  When the game is released in the west, it will include all of the on-going character balance being found in the Japanese version.  Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle is a PS3 exclusive and is being developed by CyberConnect2.

The final fighter announcement involves Soul Calibur: Lost Swords, the free-to-play single player game being released on the PSN.  The game will be launching later this winter and will include the characters Mitsurugi, Siegfried, and Sophita (who was killed off between Soul Calibur 4 and Soul Calibur 5.  The game will run on the latest iteration of the Soul Calibur 5 engine, and Producer Masaaki Hoshino is reported saying that “The game system itself is quite different, it’s been more streamlined and simplified so that people can more easily perform flashy, over-the-top maneuvers”

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New Jump Game In The Works


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Namco Bandai has announced that a new game in the Jump series is in development.  The Jump series is a 2D fighting game series a little in the vein of Super Smash Brothers in that it brings together characters from tons of different mangas that have been published in Jump Magazine.  No word on release date or even what consoles the game, titled Project Versus J, is being developed for at this time.  If you wish to check out the previous Jump titles, Jump Super Stars and Jump Ultimate Stars, they are Japan only games, but given the DS’s lack of a region lock and the vast community of fans for the games, you should have no hard time finding and playing the games to their fullest.

The price and release date have yet to be announced.

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DragonBall Z for Kinect San Diego Comic Con Trailer



When you play Dragon Ball Z for Kinect, you’ll also kick Dragon Ball canon straight in the nuts, while in reality, waving your arms in the air. In DBZ for Kinect, you can become Super Saiyan Bardock (Goku’s father, who was killed by Frieza).

Should you be excited for this game? Probably not, but if you watch the video, you might get a kick out of the way Saiyan is pronounced. Maybe I’m wrong, and you actually become a Super Scion. Who knows?

Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection: Bulma’s Panties Edition


Namco Bandai announced today that there is going to be an HD collection for the long loved Dragon Ball Z fighting series, Dragon Ball Z Budokai. The HD collection will include the first game, Dragon Ball Z Budokai, and the third, Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3. No reason was given to why they wouldn’t include the second game, but I can only assume it’s because each copy comes with a set of seven, actual Dragon Balls, that you can use to wish for anything, like Immortality…or Bulma’s Panties.

The HD collection will come out for PS3 and Xbox 360 this winter in Europe