It's an arcade card game where you choose a set of battles and play through them with a team of your choice, based on your cards. Initially, it didn't have any actual story of its own at all, with the battle paths mimicking specific sagas from DB/Z/GT or themed gauntlets and little to no dialogue. Due to that, new transformations and characters had no context at all. Eventually though, it started doing original stories.The first one, IIRC, was just a variation of the Baby Saga with Hatchiyack thrown in. Sometime later, they started taking elements from DB Online, and basically took the Time Patrol vs Demon Realm story and made it the core of Heroes' story.LightBing wrote:Could someone tell me more about heroes? I know very little about it, is it just an excuse to throw every single villain into the mix? Can they make a plot out of it?
Initial stories were still heavily tied to that initial format of remaking past arcs though. After adapting some stuff from DB Online like the Masked Saiyan (Bardock), the next story was basically the Super 17 Saga more stuff. Dead villains break out of hell, but this time with help of Towa, Dabura and other demon realm villains, and Super 17 gets new forms where he absorbs other Androids like 18. They also had Piccolo Daimao arc with more stuff and such. Eventually though, they did start doing fully original stories focused on the demon realm war, (although they often still involve bringing back past villains, like how the "Dark Dragonballs" all are initially tied to a past villain and give them a new form). At the same time, with Super running, they also had Heroes' own versions of Super's various arcs, which follow Super's story in rough lines but leave space for more filler stuff, like how they made an entire arc out of recruiting Freeza, with a bunch of past anime villains attacking the party in hell. There were still a couple of battle lines unrelated to anything too, like one where Saiyan Saga Raditz, Vegeta and Nappa invade Earth as SSJ3s.
Even after it changed to original stories, the stories in Heroes are still fairly simple since you can use any kind of team. So, they can't expect specific characters to be around in the hero team and do special events for them. There's a navigator allied character, generally Trunks for the Time Patrol stuff, but they obviously can't take a big active role.
The story that is apparently getting adapted here is actually the first one involving the Super characters, with (Super) Trunks jailed in a mysterious prison planet and Goku from Super clashing with Xeno Goku from the time patrol.