“Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission” (Nintendo Switch) Antagonist & Release Date Revealed in Second Promotional Video/February 2019 V-Jump Updates
Published by 24 December 2018, 6:40 PM EST

In conjunction with Jump Festa this weekend and the February 2019 issue of V-Jump released earlier this week, Bandai Namco has revealed the new antagonist “Shiirasu” coming to Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission on the Nintendo Switch, due for release in Japan 04 April 2019:

As previously revealed, the new “Great Saiyaman 3” character appears to help Beat, the game’s protagonist. Meanwhile, Shiirasu appears at the Time Nest, clearly familiar with the Kaiōshin of Time, speaking of “justice” and sporting the Galactic Patrol insignia.

Shiirasu was designed by Toyotarō (Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission, Dragon Ball Super manga), who provided a comment on the character and design in V-Jump:

At any rate, I paid attention to making him look strong and even more handsome. I was especially particular about the design around his waist, thinking it should bring out a sense of him being well-versed in martial arts. Incidentally, I drew several concepts for him, and these rejected concepts I’m using as minor roles in my own comic. (laughs)

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. Online import gaming retailer Play-Asia recently tweeted that the mainland Asia release of the game will feature English subtitles.

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