Namco-Bandai has confirmed that the game previously known as “Game Project Age 2011” will be titled Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi for its North American release, set for later this year on 25 October 2011 on both the PS3 and 360.
THE FANS HAVE DECIDED! NAMCO BANDAI GAMES LAUNCHES DRAGON BALL Z® ULTIMATE TENKAICHI THIS OCTOBER
Formerly Untitled ‘Dragon Ball Game Project’ Coming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 System
SAN JOSE, Calif., (June 30, 2011) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced the official release date and fan-decided name for Dragon Ball Z® Ultimate Tenkaichi for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The game will launch on October 25th, 2011 in stores across North America. Prepare to dive into the world of Dragon Ball Z with Earth-shaking combat, a massive character selection, faithful manga-style graphics, and exciting new features.
“Fans of the Dragon Ball series of games are among the most passionate gamers and anime experts in the world,” said Vice President of Marketing at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., Carlson Choi. “That’s why we reached out to them through our social channels and forums last month to find out what the name should be for the deepest, richest and most intense Dragon Ball game yet. The fans have spoken, and today we’re happy to announce that Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi will be hitting stores across the country this October.”
The upcoming Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi is currently in development by Spike Co. Ltd., who are honing their considerable talents to create a new landmark game for the Dragon Ball Z franchise. The game features upgraded environmental and character graphics, with designs drawn from the original manga series. Destructible battlefields, including massive craters and ki blasts cutting across the sky deliver a more dynamic experience and immediate sense of urgency to the exhilarating fights. An enhanced story mode drops players into the rich Dragon Ball Z universe, filled with beloved characters and powerful enemies. An accessible battle system allows gamers of all ages to hold their own in fast-paced battles, while still retaining tactical depth for hardcore fans.
Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi will be playable at the NAMCO BANDAI Games booth #5136 and the FUNimation booth #4135 at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. More information related to Dragon Ball Z can be found at: http://www.namcobandaigames.com/console/dragon-ball-z-ultimate-tenkaichi.
The name was decided in part based on a survey the company conducted a few weeks back asking for fan input. The title change was inadvertently leaked / hinted at a little over a week ago when online retailer Play.com put up a listing for the game under said title. A new trailer has also been provided with the press release:
A trailer for the European market has also been unveiled, pegging the game down for release over there on 28 October 2011.
The Japanese website for “Game Project Age 2011” remains unchanged, as does Namco-Bandai’s general portal for the franchise’s video games. When a title change is announced for its native market, we will absolutely let you know!