Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden

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Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden
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Developer(s)Arc System Works
Publisher(s)Bandai Namco Entertainment
SeriesDragon Ball
Platform(s)Nintendo 3DS
Release
  • JP: June 11, 2015
  • EU: October 16, 2015
  • AU: October 16, 2015
  • NA: October 20, 2015
Genre(s)Fighting
Mode(s)Single-player
multiplayer

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden (ドラゴンボールZ 超究極エクストリーム武闘伝, Doragonbōru Zetto Ekusutorīmu Butōden) is a 2D fighting game for the Nintendo 3DS. It is based on the anime series Dragon Ball Z and was released on June 11, 2015 in Japan, October 16, 2015 in Europe and Australia and October 20, 2015 in North America.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

Much like Dragon Ball Z: Budokai, characters from the Dragon Ball series can be played to battle it out.[citation needed]

Development[edit]

The game was first revealed at NintendoEverything.com on February 17, 2015.[2] On June 13, 2015, a retailer added a poster hinting a possible localization.[3]

Release[edit]

For those who pre-ordered the game in the UK through retailer GAME, or in the US through online retailer Amazon, would receive an email with a code to download the Japanese version of Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 2. They would also receive 6 extra Z Assist support characters via an additional code sent a few days following the games release. This extra content was also available through pre-ordering the game digitally via the Nintendo eShop or through purchasing the Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden New 3DS bundle through Nintendo's UK online store. The pre-order characters included Kid Goku, Baby Goku, Kid Gohan, Super Garlic Jr., Super Vegito, and Meta-Cooler.[citation needed]

An additional patch, released in November 2016 in Japan, allows support for local or online multiplayer, crossover cross-play between the game and One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum, which was also developed by Arc System Works.[4] The latter title is currently only available in Japan.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Extreme Butōden currently has a score of 60% on Metacritic.[5] Destructoid awarded it a score of 5 out of 10, saying "It’s a competent fighter with nice sprite work, but it also does very little interesting with narrative presentation, combat mechanics, or gameplay modes."[6]

The game sold 74,660 copies within its first week of release in Japan.[7] By the end of the year, it had sold 150,989 copies in Japan.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden officially getting western release on October 20th". Nintendo Everything.
  2. ^ "Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Budoten - full, translated scan - Nintendo Everything". Nintendo Everything.
  3. ^ "Retailer poster further hints at Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden localization". Nintendo Everything.
  4. ^ Romano, Sal (September 12, 2016). "One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum and Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden to add cross-game battles in November". Gematsu. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  5. ^ "Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden". Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Review: Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden". Destructoid. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  7. ^ "'Rhythm Heaven: The Best+' y 'Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden' debutan por todo lo alto en Japón". Zonared. June 17, 2015. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "Repasamos los 100 juegos más vendidos en Japón durante 2015". Zonared. Retrieved 2019-01-22.