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Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden New Assist Character Revealed

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Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden, the fighting game developed by Arc System Works released last month in Japan on Nintendo 3DS, has yet to receive any DLC pack but it looks like some extra content is still going to be made available for the game in some way.

Bandai Namco has confirmed earlier today that a new Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Z-Assist character, Yakon, will be available for the game through a unique Japanese promotion from today until August 31st. In order to unlock the character, players will have to scan with their console a bar-code found on specific promotional material found in stores and then input a special command in the game.

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As Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden has yet to be released in North America and Europe, we have no idea on how the character will be unlocked in the Western version of the game but we will surely hear more about the matter as we approach its final release date.

Two days ago it’s been confirmed that Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden will include a special bonus for all those who will pre-order the game on Amazon. This bonus has been confirmed for Europe last week but we were still unsure if it was going to be made available for North American players as well.

Before its Japanese launch, Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden has received a playable demo  including playable characters Goku, Kid Gohan, Vegeta, and Majin Buu, and assist characters Tien, Recoome, Korin, Turtle, Super Uub, Mercenary Tao, Hercule, and The Great Saiyaman. Save data from the demo also allows players to unlock Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku in the full game. There are currently no news on the  Western launch of this playable demo but we will surely hear more about the matter in the near future.

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden is now available in Japan exclusively on Nintendo 3DS. The game will be released on October 16th in Europe, Middle-East and Australia and on October 20th in North America.

As a long time gamer, Francesco has survived more zombie invasions, meteor strikes, magic spells than he can count. He still keeps fighting today to bring hope into countless gaming worlds. Or destruction, depending on his mood. Writing about video games was only the natural step for such a dangerous life.

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Ten million people play The First Descendant in its first week

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The free-to-play shooter The First Descendant has gotten a lot of attention in its first week. The game’s publisher, Nexon, says that 10 million people have already tried it out.

Insider Gaming pointed out that since there is no cost up front, it’s still too early to tell how many of those players will stick around, but it’s still a big number for a new IP. On Steam alone, it peaked at 264,860 concurrents right after launch and has still managed to break 200,000 in the last 24 hours, so it looks like a lot of people are still really into the game.

It was a “mindless and repetitive grind,” and we gave The First Descendant a 3/10 in our review. Of course, that’s just one opinion; other experts have had different ones. Most people, though, say that the game’s annoying free-to-play model is the worst thing about it.

Are you one of the millions of people who played The First Descendant last week? Are you going to come back for more? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Raiden, the famous shmup series, will come back as a twin-stick shooter on PS5, PS4, and PC

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Raiden has a long and interesting history as a vertical shooter in arcades. However, the series is going to get a Super Stardust HD makeover, which means it will switch to a twin-stick format. It comes out in Japan on October 31. There’s no word yet on when it will come out in the West, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

A Gematsu translation of the game’s website says that the full version will have an arcade mode with up to six stages. There will also be an “Unlimited” option for people who want to be at the top of the rankings. It sounds like a pretty straightforward package in terms of what’s inside, but we think the action will be what makes it worth it.

There’s a trailer up top that should help you figure out what to expect. There are, however, different versions of Raiden 3, Raiden 4, and Raiden 5 that you can play right now on the PS5 and PS4, if you can’t wait for this game to come out in the West.

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Bandai Namco and Nike designed Tekken 8 sneakers with tag-team designs

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Nike, the maker of high-quality shoes, is working with Bandai Namco, the company that makes the Tekken series, to make a pair of sneakers. The fun competition is part of the franchise’s 30th anniversary celebrations. You can get your own pair for $250 or the equivalent in your country, though they’ll probably be worth a lot more on the sneakerhead black market.

Two pairs of Tekken 8 x Nike Air Foamposite One Fist sneakers are set to come out in September 2024, according to shoe fan Sole Retriever (thanks, VGC). The designs are based on Kazuya and Jin, two main characters in the series. You can get them at Nike and some other stores. People who like hypebeasts and fighting games are likely to buy these quickly, so if you like Tekken and shoes that make people talk, you should probably act fast.

Should Bandai Namco and Nike work together? What do you think? Are you going to fight for your own pair? Make sure to take good care of your shoes and keep their value in the comments section below.

 

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