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neo2046
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(03-23-2009, 01:18 PM)
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DS DragonBall Kai RPG
the game is developed by Monolith Soft

Official Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzeBZ63WqFI&fmt=18

Official homepage
http://www.bandaigames.channel.or.jp...ragonball_kai/
rpmurphy
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(03-23-2009, 01:23 PM)
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Looks promising. This just covers the Saiyan saga right?
crowphoenix
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(03-23-2009, 01:24 PM)
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I'm not really sure if that game will be much fun to play, but man is it ever gorgeous. It's so vibrant and colorful. Very nice.
Kintaro
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(03-23-2009, 01:25 PM)
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Looks like they're going to drag out the storyline yet again over a couple of games, but that looks really nice with the style of graphical style I'd want to see more out of the DS. Looks better than most of the RPGs for the system. O.o
VGChampion
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(03-23-2009, 01:27 PM)
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Looks fun. Hope it's better than Dragonball Origins though.
knkng
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(03-23-2009, 01:28 PM)
If the game contains filler characters, then why are they calling it DragonBall Kai? Shouldn't it be DragonBall Z?
legend166
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(03-23-2009, 01:28 PM)
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Nintendo is making a DragonBall Z game?

That's....odd, isn't it?

Anyway, the only DBZ RPG I enjoyed was that card RPG on the SNES. When I was going through my "holy crap I love DBZ how awesome is it" about 8 years ago when I was 12, I was desperate to play any DBZ game. So I played that one, with an english fan translation, on a SNES emulator. It was too hard, so I had to use cheats. I think I beat it two times. Game was crazy.
Cataferal
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(03-23-2009, 01:30 PM)
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The last time the people of Monolith Soft worked with Toriyama material, they made Chrono Trigger. It reminds me a little of that somehow.
Tenbatsu
(03-23-2009, 01:32 PM)
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Wonder if it can top this
Jocchan
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(03-23-2009, 01:32 PM)
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With Dragonball Kai being essentially a slightly updated DBZ without the fillers, you'd expect the game to follow the core plot of the whole DBZ series without additions.
Instead, they seem to focus on the very first part, with tons of filler content, probably because (I think?) the Saiyan saga is still airing in Japan. Understandable, yet so disappointing :/

Originally Posted by knkng

If the game contains filler characters, then why are they calling it DragonBall Kai? Shouldn't it be DragonBall Z?

Marketing, the series is being aired as DB Kai.
DarkMehm
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(03-23-2009, 01:32 PM)

Originally Posted by legend166

Nintendo is making a DragonBall Z game?

That's....odd, isn't it?

It's not Nintendo. Bandai Namco still owns 20% of Monolith Soft and can continue to work with them.
ShockingAlberto
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(03-23-2009, 01:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kintaro

Looks like they're going to drag out the storyline yet again over a couple of games

Kind of, but probably not by choice. The game is being released with the re-release of DBZ (edited and HD), which as of now, plans to only redo the Saiyajin Saga.
akachan ningen
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(03-23-2009, 01:33 PM)
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They should make a good dragonball RPG so we can go through awesome fights like this one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp2GIqZ1EPA
Jocchan
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(03-23-2009, 01:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

The game is being released with the re-release of DBZ (edited and HD), which as of now, plans to only redo the Saiyajin Saga.

Didn't know that. I thought the whole series was planned from the beginning.
vareon
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(03-23-2009, 01:37 PM)
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Monolith Soft o.o
neo2046
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(03-23-2009, 01:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by rpmurphy

Looks promising. This just covers the Saiyan saga right?

no idea

Originally Posted by knkng

If the game contains filler characters, then why are they calling it DragonBall Kai? Shouldn't it be DragonBall Z?

DragonBall Kai is the "renewed version" DragonBall Z
The anime will squeeze 290 chapters into 100 chapters,
the screens will also be digitally re-colored and scaled in 16:9
It will be started from April 2009


Originally Posted by legend166

Nintendo is making a DragonBall Z game?

That's....odd, isn't it?

oh yes, you remind me
Nintendo has bought Monolith Soft
but I think Nintendo doesn't own the company 100%
and the game is published by Bandai Namco not Nintendo
ShockingAlberto
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(03-23-2009, 01:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jocchan

Didn't know that. I thought the whole series was planned from the beginning.

Not from what I've heard. Apparently even getting to the end of the Freiza saga is optimistic.

I suppose it depends on whether DVD sales from this are as good as they hope.
neo2046
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(03-23-2009, 01:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tenbatsu

Wonder if it can top this

English version O_o ?

just hope the game can be as good as Dragon Ball RPG in SFC (Super Famicom)
SecretBonusPoint
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(03-23-2009, 01:44 PM)
So sick of the same story. Somebody mentioned they might be doing a Kai movie with an original plot, or were they talking about this game?

How many times can you retell the same story. Its pathetic.
Fuu
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(03-23-2009, 01:45 PM)
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Want.
Kintaro
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(03-23-2009, 01:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by SecretBonusPoint

So sick of the same story. Somebody mentioned they might be doing a Kai movie with an original plot, or were they talking about this game?

How many times can you retell the same story. Its pathetic.

Well, lets ask Square Enix. :lol
Captain N
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(03-23-2009, 02:01 PM)
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The Battles look really good.
Alex
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(03-23-2009, 02:01 PM)
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First I've ever heard about Kai not doing the entire series. Last I heard they already planned on cutting the 276 into a little over 100 in order to remove all the filler, speed up the pacing and mirror the comic.

I dont think anyone wants an original story again, thats why they keep going back to Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, so they can do the Toriyama written stuff rather than the horrible movies or GT.

I've never played a Dragon Ball game, I might have to try this out, looks really nice.
kenji
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(03-23-2009, 02:20 PM)
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monolith soft!
dayone :D
knkng
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(03-23-2009, 02:53 PM)

Originally Posted by neo2046

DragonBall Kai is the "renewed version" DragonBall Z
The anime will squeeze 290 chapters into 100 chapters,
the screens will also be digitally re-colored and scaled in 16:9
It will be started from April 2009

That's my point. DragonBall Kai won't have the anime filler. So why does a game called DragonBall Kai have Haiya Dragon in it, a character that won't ever appear in the series?

But yeah, I know, marketing and all that. All future "Z" products will be known as "Kai" from now on. It's just weird. Either way, the game actually looks pretty sweet so far. Maybe this will be the DragonBall game I actually buy.
neo2046
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(03-23-2009, 03:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by knkng

That's my point. DragonBall Kai won't have the anime filler. So why does a game called DragonBall Kai have Haiya Dragon in it, a character that won't ever appear in the series?

But yeah, I know, marketing and all that. All future "Z" products will be known as "Kai" from now on. It's just weird. Either way, the game actually looks pretty sweet so far. Maybe this will be the DragonBall game I actually buy.

maybe there are some flashback scenes ?
duckroll
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(03-23-2009, 03:11 PM)
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After OG Saga, I will no longer buy Monolithsoft games blindly. This looks like it's by the same team, so I think it'll be better if I don't buy it, period.
knkng
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(03-23-2009, 03:24 PM)

Originally Posted by neo2046

maybe there are some flashback scenes ?

No, the filler characters are from Z, but will be edited out of Kai. But whatever, the scenes I'm talking about are from the original content of the game anyways. It looks like after Goku dies has some bonus quest or something, fighting enemies from the original series (probably in Hell).
Mr. Pointy
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(03-23-2009, 03:25 PM)
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The overworld looks Baten Kaitos-ish. The combat system is closer in style to NxC/SRW Frontier though. Could be a combination of a bunch of different Monolith teams.
KeioSquad2
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(03-23-2009, 03:32 PM)
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I have been waiting for something on this, I'm soooooo hyped. This looks like the first good rpg for the Dragonball franchise...

The game takes place from before the Piccolo jr. fight in Dragonball, and ends after the sayin saga in DBZ. You can see all ready in the trailer that they are looking for that big fan that Goku and Chichi needed for the end of Dragonball in that volcano, but I'm curious as to why Hiya dragon is there?

Anyways, very hyped.....lets hope it's competent.:D
Conrad Link
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(03-23-2009, 03:46 PM)
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Wow, very excited. Looks fantastic, I love DBZ and I want anything from my beloved Monolith Soft so I'm down. :D
Ialokin
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(03-23-2009, 04:01 PM)

Originally Posted by akachan ningen

They should make a good dragonball RPG so we can go through awesome fights like this one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp2GIqZ1EPA

What dub was that? Those voices are terrible!
thaOwner
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(03-23-2009, 04:06 PM)
Hmm, can't say I got excited after watching the video. It's almost like Supersonic warriors with an added story line.
Why can't they make an action rpg like Legacy of Goku I & II ? That is the best DBZ game I have played to date
even though you could predict what was coming if you've watched the anime.
EmCeeGramr
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(03-23-2009, 04:21 PM)
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Wait, they're remaking DBZ in HD without all the shitty filler, so that it follows the manga?

That's better news than this.
Aru
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(03-23-2009, 04:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by rpmurphy

Looks promising. This just covers the Saiyan saga right?

IIRC, the story is new (not based on the manga or anime).
DiddyBop
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(03-23-2009, 04:28 PM)
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its funny how we've been playing the same dbz storylines in games for like 20 years now,and we still get hyped over the release of new games. jst goes to show that dbz is one of the best animes ever, if only for its staying power.
KeeSomething
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(03-23-2009, 04:51 PM)
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This is very exciting! I hope it gets localized.
Teknoman
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(03-23-2009, 04:53 PM)
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Now THIS is what a Dragon Ball RPG should look like :D
Kintaro
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(03-23-2009, 04:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by EmCeeGramr

Wait, they're remaking DBZ in HD without all the shitty filler, so that it follows the manga?

That's better news than this.

Remaking is a misnomer here. They're redoing some stuff and re-dubbing it. It'll have a new opening and closing themes, but the footage is reframed/cropped and remastered in HD and edited to cut filler. We'll see how it goes though. It's like a more careful FUNimation hack job.

I don't see why they just don't go ahead with a full on remake with the cleaner designs seen in the Buu saga and start over, but whatever.

As for filler in the RPG...gotta keep people playing. Otherwise it would be a very, very short RPG.
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(03-23-2009, 04:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cataferal

The last time the people of Monolith Soft worked with Toriyama material, they made Chrono Trigger. It reminds me a little of that somehow.

The way the overworld areas look reminds me of Chrono Trigger.
MoogPaul
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(03-23-2009, 05:00 PM)
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Monolith, turn based, combo attacks
combo attacks!
interest peak

Originally Posted by rpmurphy

Looks promising. This just covers the Saiyan saga right?

Now, it's been a good 8 or so years since I've seen it, but if Gohan is a playable character, I'd assume it would encompass more than just the Saiyan Saga. Pretty sure he doesn't become "active" until Frieza.
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ShockingAlberto
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(03-23-2009, 05:18 PM)
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While semi-OT, I've recently been watching DBZ Abridged and it is goddamn hilairous.
Eteric Rice
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(03-23-2009, 05:33 PM)
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They really should continue the story and pretend that GT didn't happen.

Seriously, that would be nice.
BrodiemanTTR
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(03-23-2009, 05:46 PM)
Hope it's as good as the new movie.
KeioSquad2
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(03-23-2009, 06:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

While semi-OT, I've recently been watching DBZ Abridged and it is goddamn hilairous.

:lol :lol :lol :lol :lol Dude, Thank you so much for introducing me to that, it's fucking hilarious.......
Aru
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(03-23-2009, 07:12 PM)
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http://www.gamekult.com/articles/A0000074296/

Sorry to link to a french website, but this is the best source I have for what I said earlier about the story.
So, the game's story is set between the 23rd tournament and Vegeta's arrival. It says that the story is new.
Kagari
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(03-23-2009, 07:16 PM)
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This looks awesome. Might import it.
Aru
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(03-23-2009, 07:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kagari

This looks awesome. Might import it.

Yeah, just saw the trailer.
It feels like a 16 bit era RPG :D
SecretBonusPoint
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(03-23-2009, 07:22 PM)

Originally Posted by Aru

http://www.gamekult.com/articles/A0000074296/

Sorry to link to a french website, but this is the best source I have for what I said earlier about the story.
So, the game's story is set between the 23rd tournament and Vegeta's arrival. It says that the story is new.

Excellent news then! Finally!!

A game where Radditz was the final boss would be amazing XD So used to him being fodder, it'd be really funny.
Snaku
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(03-23-2009, 08:38 PM)
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Looks awesome. Some really gorgeous background art, and the battle system looks really fun. :lol @ Haiya Dragon summon.

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