Bandai Namco Announces “Dragon Ball Fusions” (3DS) International Localization
Published by 21 September 2016, 10:09 AM EDT

Following a Brazilian rating, multiple independent reports of both Walmart and Gamestop accepting pre-order reservations, and this morning’s Amazon Listing, Bandai Namco has officially announced an international localization for Dragon Ball Fusions on the Nintendo 3DS.

The game will launch 13 December 2016 in North America, followed by a European release in February 2017.


SANTA CLARA, Calif., (September 21, 2016) – BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. the premier publisher of anime videogames today announces DRAGON BALL® Fusions, a new portable Dragon Ball® Action-RPG experience for the Nintendo 3DS handheld system. DRAGON BALL Fusions is scheduled to launch in the Americas on December 13, 2016.

Currently in development at Fukuoka, Japan based Ganbarion Co., Ltd; DRAGON BALL Fusions is the latest Dragon Ball experience to appear on the Nintendo 3DS platform. DRAGON BALL Fusions is an Action-RPG game that combines fighting, customization, and collecting elements to bring the Dragon Ball world to life. The game features a huge roster of character appearances stretching across Dragon Ball all the way to Dragon Ball Super. Players will have the opportunity to enter an all new original Dragon Ball story in DRAGON BALL Fusions‘ Adventure mode or prove their fighting prowess in Multiplayer Battle mode. DRAGON BALL Fusions also enables players to combine the powers between characters to create endless combinations of powerful characters. Players looking to share their DRAGON BALL Fusions fun will be able to use the Nintendo 3DS’ camera to take pictures with friends and fuse them with Dragon Ball characters or trade special moves with nearby players.

“The Nintendo 3DS continues to be a popular platform for gamers on-the-go and we’re excited to finally bring a Dragon Ball RPG experience to its fans.” said Dennis Lee, Director of Brand Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “With DRAGON BALL Fusions we’re excited to see players take their Dragon Ball adventure with them wherever they go and share their experiences with friends through a robust multiplayer mode and fun fusion photo functions.”

DRAGON BALL Fusions is currently rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB. The game will be coming to the Americas exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS handheld system on December 13, 2016. To learn more about BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.’s other products go to: or follow us on Facebook at or join the conversation on Twitter at

Dragon Ball Fusions, developed by Ganbarion for Bandai Namco, is the latest Dragon Ball franchise video game and is exclusively available on the Nintendo 3DS in Japan. A free update is due this autumn, bringing with it a new “Time-Space Radar stage” plus more online and single-player functionality. As of last week, the game has sold 159,638 copies in Japan. Check out Episode #0409 of our podcast for our first impressions with the game.

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  • Lance Freeman says:

    The presence of the Funimation logo suggests that this will have an English voice track. You may think that was a legal requirement, but Extreme Butoden didn’t use English voices and didn’t have the Funimation logo on it.

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