Dragon Ball Fusions Preview

[Updated on 11/14/16 – Release Date Change]:

In a surprising move, Bandai Namco has announced today that its upcoming 3DS game, Dragon Ball Fusions, has been moved forward from its original December 13 launch. It will now make it out next week, just in time for Thanksgiving, on November 22, 2016. It’s not often that a game gets inverse-delayed, so this is great news for those excited for this new action-RPG.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is adding a hearty serving of Dragon Ball goodness to the holiday by moving up the launch of DRAGON BALL Fusions from its original December 13, 2016 launch date to its new November 22, 2016 launch date.

DRAGON BALL Fusions is the latest Dragon Ball experience to appear on the Nintendo 3DS platform. DRAGON BALL Fusions is an Action-RPG game that combines fighting, customization, and item collection elements to bring the Dragon Ball world to life. The game features a huge roster of character appearances stretching across Dragon Ball through Dragon Ball Super.

 

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Just when you think there can’t possibly be another Japanese RPG announced for release on the 3DS in 2016, Bandai Namco surprises us with one at the last moment. Coming out on December 13 in North America, Dragon Ball Fusions stars the robust cast of the Dragon Ball universe and features a Rock-Paper-Scissors RPG battle system that adds layers of complexity as the game progresses.

This new RPG will combine characters stretching from the original Dragon Ball all the way to Dragon Ball Super. In addition to the action-RPG mode, players can duke it out with another player via battle mode. Creating unique characters is also a big feature and gamers will be able to combine powers between characters to make the ultimate fighter.

Watch the debut trailer for more insight into the game and to feast on the game’s colorful visuals. The official press release is below.

 

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. the premier publisher of anime videogames today announces DRAGON BALL® Fusions, a new portable Dragon Ball® Action-RPG experience for the Nintendo 3DS handheld system. DRAGON BALL Fusions is scheduled to launch in the Americas on December 13, 2016.

Currently in development at Fukuoka, Japan based Ganbarion Co., Ltd; DRAGON BALL Fusions is the latest Dragon Ball experience to appear on the Nintendo 3DS platform. DRAGON BALL Fusions is an Action-RPG game that combines fighting, customization, and collecting elements to bring the Dragon Ball world to life. The game features a huge roster of character appearances stretching across Dragon Ball all the way to Dragon Ball Super. Players will have the opportunity to enter an all new original Dragon Ball story in DRAGON BALL Fusions’ Adventure mode or prove their fighting prowess in Multiplayer Battle mode. DRAGON BALL Fusions also enables players to combine the powers between characters to create endless combinations of powerful characters. Players looking to share their DRAGON BALL Fusions fun will be able to use the Nintendo 3DS’ camera to take pictures with friends and fuse them with Dragon Ball characters or trade special moves with nearby players.

“The Nintendo 3DS continues to be a popular platform for gamers on-the-go and we’re excited to finally bring a Dragon Ball RPG experience to its fans.” said Dennis Lee, Director of Brand Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “With DRAGON BALL Fusions we’re excited to see players take their Dragon Ball adventure with them wherever they go and share their experiences with friends through a robust multiplayer mode and fun fusion photo functions.”

DRAGON BALL Fusions is currently rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB. The game will be coming to the Americas exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS handheld system on December 13, 2016. To learn more about BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.’s other products go to: http://www.bandainamcoent.com/home.html or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS or join the conversation on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/bandainamcous.

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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