Last week’s January 2019 issue of Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine contains a two-page spread promoting the forthcoming Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission game for the Nintendo Switch.
In the game’s story mode, villains from throughout Dragon Ball history begin appearing in the real world. The game’s protagonist, Beat, is rescued from Coola by the mysterious hero, “Great Saiyaman 3”, and joins the “Dragon Ball Heroes” team. The group is based in the Hero Lab in the town’s central Hero Tower. Shinsai (a man more than a little resembling Nappa) guards the building alongside his twin, Kuusai.
New versions of the mission creation and tutorial modes from Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X on the Nintendo 3DS will also make reprise appearances in World Mission.
Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, developed by Dimps for Bandai Namco, is a forthcoming Dragon Ball franchise video game exclusively for the Nintendo Switch, currently only announced for release in Japan. The game, a home version of the ongoing Super Dragon Ball Heroes card-based arcade game in Japan, follows three Dragon Ball Heroes games released on the Nintendo 3DS. The most recent entry was Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X in April 2017; the game covered 3,300 cards from the arcade version’s original 8 missions, 10 “Galaxy Missions”, 8 “Evil Dragon Missions”, and 10 “God Missions”, effectively encompassing all content pre-Super Dragon Ball Heroes in its own original story mode in addition to the arcade version’s mission structure.
Outside of a single test run at San Diego Comic Con earlier this year, no Dragon Ball Heroes content has ever received an international/localized release outside of Japan. World Mission was, however, recently rated by the Australian government’s Department of Communications and the Arts.