Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden's Promo Previews Characters, Story Mode

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Game shipping on June 11 will feature 7 single-player story paths

The official website for Bandai Namco Entertainment's upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden Nintnedo 3DS fighting game began streaming the game's second promotional video on Thursday.

The video previews the teams that players can make by selecting from more than 100 characters (only 20 are playable, the rest are Z Assist characters). The video also outlines the game's single-player story mode. Players can choose from seven stories focused on specific characters or groups: Krillin, Son Goku, Piccolo, Vegeta, the Dragon Team, Son Gohan, or the villains. As players progress through the story mode, they can meet characters, add them as Z Assists, and improve their abilities. Players can then use these improved Z Assist characters in multiplayer.

With "Z Assist," Bulma and Chichi (among other characters) will provide support to players via Bulma's inventions from Capsule and Chichi's fury (which fills the screen with a giant speech balloon of her venting). Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan (Super Saiyan God SS) form Vegeta will also appear as a Z Assist character in the game and is available through a code on Japanese tickets for the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' film. Players can employ "Ultimate Arts" finishing moves, and the game will feature unique layouts and stages.

Bandai Namco Entertainment streamed the game's second "combat tutorial" video last week.

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden will ship in Japan on June 11 for 5,690 yen (about US$47), and first copies of the game will come bundled with a Dragon Ball Disk Cross disk featuring the version of Frieza that appears in the Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F (Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F') film, a product code to download the Super Famicom (Super Nintendo) game Dragon Ball Z Cho Butoden 2 to the Nintendo 3DS, and a card for Dragon Ball Heroes featuring the film version of Goku. If players have save data from the Dragon Ball Heroes Ultimate Mission 2 Nintendo 3DS game, Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta will appear within Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden.

The franchise debuted on the Super Famicom system in Japan with Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden in 1993. Dragon Ball Kai: Ultimate Butōden was released for the Nintendo DS in 2011.

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