A few days ago Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale was confirmed by Namco Bandai games as an arcade game. Today, more details of the game have been released!
Unlike traditional arcade games, Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale supports network-based play. In other words, you could be in one arcade in Japan and your friend can be at another arcade, and you guys can play together. There are, of course, also local matches so if all your friends are in the same arcade, up to four of you can play together.
Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale is a four player fighting game like Super Smash Brothers, but on a 3D plane. It is a free-for-all where the top two players in a match get to move on to the next round and keep playing. Like most arcade games, this one costs more money to play when you lose.
As you may have noticed, the graphics for Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale are amazing! Some of the best, if not the best for a Dragon Ball game! The reason is that the game makes use of the PlayStation 3-based System 357 arcade board. In other words, the power of the PlayStation 3 in this arcade system. Let’s hope the next Dragon Ball game actually on the PS3 (and 360) looks this good.
Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale is scheduled to hit Japanese arcades February 4th, 2011. Testing for the game is set to be held on December 10th-12th at various arcades throughout Japan.