There is a lot of speculation floating around out there about a playable demo for the upcoming Raging Blast 2, so let us put the rumors to rest!
Namco-Bandai has announced that, in North America, the demo will remain exclusive for the Xbox 360 (until an as-of-yet unspecified time later this month) and will be released today:
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is pleased to announce the downloadable demo for Dragon Ball®: Raging Blast 2 is now available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The demo will first be available exclusively on Xbox LIVE Marketplace on October 14 and will be available for download on the PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system later this month.
Download the demo to freely command Super Saiyan Goku, Ultimate Gohan, Kid Boo or Demon King Dabura in the ultimate battle of strength and stamina. Feel the power of your bone-crushing attacks as you square off in VS. Mode using an arsenal of special moves to dominate your rival in two of the game’s large-scale 3D environments.
The sequel to last year’s high-flying fast-hitting, versus battles series, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 promises to bring the intensity that Dragon Ball fans know and love. Fans of the series can expect the anime’s hyper-kinetic trademark gameplay, including destructible environments, character attacks and transformations, and signature Pursuit Attacks which enable players to initiate attack combo strings, juggling your opponent in a string of devastating strikes throughout the environment.
Additionally, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 will feature an exclusive 30-minute Dragon Ball anime episode “Plan to Eradicate the Super Saiyans” on the game disc, making this latest chapter a must-have for diehard fans.
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 will be available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on November 2, 2010. Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 is rated “T” for Teen and will carry an MSRP of $59.99.
The Xbox 360 demo should also be available worldwide according to Microsoft’s Major Nelson.
The Xbox 360 exclusivity applies only to North America, however. The German PlayStation Store currently features the same free, downloadable demo for the game (released yesterday) which is playable on any PlayStation 3 system (provided you have the knowledge to create a German account, as well as are playing on an HDTV; many reports are coming in noting the game will not play on an NTSC standard definition television due to NTSC/PAL issues).
Furthermore, the demo is also available on the Japanese PlayStation Store for those of you who can navigate your way on over for downloading goodness.