Dragon Ball Z Extreme Butoden, the fighting game developed by Arc System Works released two months ago in Japan on Nintendo 3DS, looks like one of the best games based on the popular anime and manga series created by Akira Toriyama. North American and European gamers still have to wait a few months before being able to play the game but it seems like they will soon be able to get a first taste of it.
A few minutes ago Bandai Namco has confirmed on its official Twitter profile that the Dragon Ball Z Extreme Butoden playable demo is going to be released on the US 3DS eShop later this week, on August 6th. We don’t what the demo will include but it’s safe to assume that it will be just like the Japanese one, which includes 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 Japanese demo also allows players to unlock Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku in the full game so it should be the same for the Western release as well.
Dragon Ball Z Extreme Butoden also includes a couple of Z-assist characters that have to be unlocked through unique methods. Last month it’s been confirmed that Yakon is among these characters. The character can be unlocked for the Japanese version of the game through a special promotion, with players having to scan a bar-code found on specific promotional material of the game with their consoles. We have no idea how the character will be unlocked in the Western release but we should hear more about the matter really soon.
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.