“Dragon Ball Heroes” GDM1 Promotional Videos
Published by 01 March 2015, 12:00 PM EST

The official website (and more specifically, the recently-updated YouTube channel) for Dragon Ball Heroes — the four-year-old, still-going-strong, card-based arcade game — has updated with a slew of promotional material for its upcoming God Mission 1 (“GDM1”) update coming this month.


The 15-second “GDM1” series announcement video provides a glimpse of the “Masked Saiyan” (a mind-controlled Bardock), as well as Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta, the new “Kamehameha” Card Action Ability, and various “new elements” (such as a scouter for one’s Hero Avatar).

The nearly-two-minute main promotional video, meanwhile, gives a more detailed look at the above, plus content that suggests the player’s Scouter may be used to for functions other than mere decoration. There is also the suggestion that, by playing a “Hero Avatar Card”, one is able to create a Genki-Dama by gathering energy from one’s other cards.

The minute-and-a-half-long “Special Movie” acts as the sort of “opening” theme and animation for the update includes both Time Patrol Trunks (from Dragon Ball Online and Dragon Ball Xenoverse) and the aforementioned scouter, while also heavily promoting the upcoming movie, Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”. It even manages to work in Jaco from Jaco the Galactic Patrolman, although his inclusion here may be simply due to his existence as a card in the game itself, rather than any indication that he might appear in the film.

The five-minute-long “How to Play” video provides an overview of just that along with showcasing some of the new characters and their abilities, including the aforementioned Genki-Dama, which is called “God-Dama” and increases its potency with the number of characters attacking. By charging up enough energy, the player unleashes what is essentially a Genki-Dama on his or her opponent. It is also gives a glimpse of the first new mission of the new series. By achieving certain conditions, the player obtains a “legend clear” and can access stages from alternate futures (a clear nod to Xenoverse). Avo and Cado, the villains of the 2008 Jump Super Anime Tour special, are also shown. A “Dark Demon Realm” stage is also previewed, where the player faces off against a mind-controlled Bardock.

There is also an introduction to the Tenka’ichi Budōkai, where players compete against each other to try and progress to the “God League”, which comes with a special badge and the right to do battle against other players in the same league.

The “GDM1” update to Dragon Ball Heroes in Japanese arcades will be released 12 March 2015.

Thanks to Vitas Varnas for the heads-up.

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