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Broly, Cooler, Metal Cooler, Final Form Cooler Join Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z Game

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
More playable characters scheduled to be announced for January 23 game

This year's 50th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that the characters Broly, Cooler, Cooler (final form), and Metal Cooler will appear in Namco Bandai Games' Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z video game. When players completes missions and fulfills certain conditions, they can unlock new characters. The magazine also adds that more unannounced playable characters are scheduled to be unveiled at a later date.

In the "team melee action" game, up to four players can play cooperatively, or eight players can engage in a massive battle royale. The game will feature four different battle types, and a full-featured solo play. The game has online multiplayer support, and players can work together on attacks such as "Synchro Rush" or boosting each other's health via "Revive Soul."

Players can also form "dream teams" such as the "ultimate Son Goku team" (composed of four different forms of the hero from regular to Super Saiyan God) or a team of all forms of Frieza. Players can take on colossal bosses in 360° all-range battles. The game has 60 exclusive missions and over 70 different playable fighter characters, including the God of Destruction Birus and his companion Uis from this year's Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods film.

The game is scheduled to be released in Japan on January 23. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions will cost 7,480 yen (about US$76) in Japan, while the PS Vita version will cost 6,480 yen (US$66). The first copies of the game will include a product download code for Naruto Uzumaki's "Sennin Mode" costume for Son Goku.

Namco Bandai Games will release the game in North America for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and Xbox 360 on January 28. The game will be available in Europe on January 24 and in Japan on January 23. Namco Bandai Games has confirmed that the game will also be released in Europe, Latin America, and Brazil. The PS3 and XBox 360 versions will be available in retail in North America, while the PS Vita version will be download only.

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