“Dragon Ball Fusions” (3DS) International Release Receiving Free Update in Early 2017
Published by 24 November 2016, 8:22 AM EST

Bandai Namco’s press release for the international debut of Dragon Ball Fusions on the Nintendo 3DS includes a note that a free update will hit the game in early 2017.


SANTA CLARA, Calif., (November 22, 2016) – BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. the premier publisher of anime videogames today releases DRAGON BALL™ Fusions, a new portable Dragon Ball™ Action-RPG experience for the Nintendo 3DS handheld system. Fuse Dragon Ball characters from across the entire series into brand new characters in this fun and fast-paced Action-Role-Playing Game (Action-RPG).

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 item collection elements to bring the Dragon Ball world to life. The game features a huge roster of character appearances stretching across Dragon Ball through 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 the perfect on-the-go system for our Dragon Ball fans looking for a more lighthearted adventure with the Z Fighters,” 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 its multiplayer mode and fun fusion photo functions.”

A free DRAGON BALL Fusions downloadable update will be released in early 2017 that will implement online battles, an online special moves trading function, new characters, new fusion possibilities, and more. Additional details pertaining to the free update, including its release timing, will be shared at a later date.

DRAGON BALL Fusions is now available for purchase in the Americas at both retail locations and digitally on the Nintendo eShop exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. DRAGON BALL Fusions is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and carries a MSRP of $29.99. 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 portable video game and is exclusively available on the Nintendo 3DS. The game has sold upward of 170,000 copies thus far in Japan and has received two free updates — with a third on the way next month — thus far.

Read our full review, or check our Episode #0415 of our podcast for more discussion regarding the game.

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  • Lance Freeman says:

    Hey, before we start talking about online, can we maybe get a “simplified battle animations” option? JRPG random encounters should not take 10 minutes to get through, and getting rid of the unskippable attack animations would really help.

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