Dragon Ball Z Budokai: HD Collection Press Release, Screenshots

Posted by Dawn Bryant
Tags: Art, Dragon Ball, Information, PlayStation 3, Screenshots, Xbox 360,

Note: The box arts pictured may not be finalized.

If you haven’t seen it already, then give the Dragon Ball Z Budokai: HD Collection – First Trailer a watch! At the 2012 Japan Expo, Namco Bandai Games unveiled the latest game in the Dragon Ball Z series – a compilation of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 1 and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3, but with improved graphics and support for trophies/achievements.

It’s unclear if the game will have online, but we at Saiyan Island are pretty sure Budokai 3 fans will want one. Dragon Ball Z Budokai: HD Collection is set to release on the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 in Europe Winter 2012. We anticipate a similar time frame for North America, although nothing has been announced. No word on a Japanese release either.

Check out the official European press release below along with the first screenshots!

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NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe today announced the return of two of the finest Dragon Ball Z games in the history of the franchise. PlayStation®2 titles Dragon Ball Z Budokai and Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3 are being enhanced and re-mastered in HD, and will be released together as Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in Europe this winter.

Originally released in 2002 and 2004 respectively, both games deliver highly charged, unforgettable gameplay experiences, making Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection an essential purchase for new Dragon Ball Z fans as well as those who want to relive the furious battles from the original games. With its intense gameplay and thrilling fight action, Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3 went on to become the highest rated Dragon Ball Z title on Metacritic, a position it retains to this day.

With enhanced and re-mastered HD visuals, alongside full Trophy and Achievements support, Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection brings two legendary anime fighting titles to the PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® for the first time in one great package. No fan of the series can afford to miss it.

Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection will be powering its way into Europe this coming winter.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3L7CRXQACZXZYYH7TL5EMIPAI Salvador

    Epic yes Indeed
    Cool Cover

  • Ivan Nanita

    Budokai 3 looks amazing!!

  • RedDragon10

     So budokai 1 and 3? No 2?  Granted the story mode sucks in 2 but it still wouldn’t be a collection without it.  Anyways, Budokai 3 was one of the greatest dbz games of all time.  I may have to get this just for the trophies. 

    Btw, its a shame that the tenkaichi news was a fake.  Hopefully, the next game in the tenkaichi series will be the greatest of all dbz games. 

  • nicholas palmer

    how they been doing lately i believe not but i could be wrong

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KMVC2AHUM6A6GYY2VMIFBFBGIU SuperdeadlyKing

    i really hope budokai 3 has online.

  • narutobleachop

    SAIYAN island finally has some DBZ news to report on…hehehehe. but i want more naruto plz :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    PLEASE… *crying* 

    I don’t care if i look like a baby, PLEASE have online. PLEASE!! It’s the one thing that will make this collection relevant! I’m probably going to buy it anyway, but if there’s online I’d buy 100 copies. Hear that Namco? You’ll get 100 copies worth of money from me if you add online! Yes, I”M FREAKING INSANE.

    And the graphics do indeed look much more polished and clean. Glad they didn’t half ass the HD upgrade.

    Oh, hey, where’s that guy that was arguing with me that it was “definitely” Tenkaichi based on his invisible source? Hmm… just 1 thing to say…


  • gamerazor247

    WTF did i just read O_o

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KMVC2AHUM6A6GYY2VMIFBFBGIU SuperdeadlyKing


  • Tiago Soares

    Budokai 1 is kinda useless, IMO. I’d rather have Budokai 3 and Tenkaichi 3 in the collection with online mode. But oh well, I’ll probably get this anyway, altough Budokai 1 is kinda lame. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000210460925 Chu Chio Kit

     BUDOKAI 3 haven’t gt goku and gt vegeta,no super 17,baby vegeta……

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    You read the unadulterated, unaltered, non-sugar coated, shameless truth of how I feel. Idc what people think, I’m true to myself and will continue to be. And this collection, with just one more small addition (online), will be my favorite game of the last 5+ years (since KH2 was released).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=731127677 Durose James

    I totally agree with you, a great game like this must have online functionality.  im going to spam Namco Bandai to put online functionality XD

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KMVC2AHUM6A6GYY2VMIFBFBGIU SuperdeadlyKing

    @ durose james, yes please to that, spam like you never have before and demand online for the game for ps3/360 and also demand infinite world,budokai 2 if you want and tell people to do that if you want, they cant afford to get lazy now, not with DBZ classics.

  • Jmenyfield

    Budokai 1 had better cinematics in a story mode than any DBZ game in history. The only Story Mode that was even able to get anywhere close to it would probably have to be Burst Limit. You should check them out if you haven’t seen them, Budokai 3 had better gameplay, but without Budokai 1 there wouldn’t be a Budokai 3 so it’s good to show newcomers what Budokai first looked like. Tenkaichi 3 was also fun, but the story mode was a piece of garbage.

  • Jmenyfield

    Aww this isn’t going to have Budokai 2???

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Felix-Thörl/100000502117437 Felix Thörl

    Tenkaichi 3 is one of my all time favourites on the wii. that might sound strange but no other wii-game i played used the motion controls in the same perfect way this game did. And in a Dragon Ball Z-Game the story is really the last thing i care about!^^

  • Jmenyfield

    I agree that Budokai Tenkaichi 3 was fun for the Wii but you must remember that when Budokai was released nobody even though about motion gaming(except for the plug in ones and the Nintendo power glove which was a piece of garbage) and the gameplay was great for its time. Look at DBGT: Final Bout(which was the first 3D DB game I believe) and then look at DBZ: Budokai and you will see why it was an epic game for its time.  

  • Tiago Soares

    I know all that but we’re in 2012. I don’t think Budokai 1 would be any good now since we have Budokai 3 and Burst Limit. I don’t care what people say but Burst Limit is actually a pretty good game, better than Budokai 1 atleast, since it’s a improved game with better graphics and Online Mode. So, this is just my opinion but Budokai is really useless to me, I’m not going to feel enthusiastic when playing that game since I already played it and the graphics are way too bad now. xD
    I saw a post in a forum where a guy said that he rather pay 20/30€$ for HD Budokai 3 than 40/60€$ for Budokai 3 + 1. I completely agree with him. I would pay 40€ for BT3 and B3 but not 40€ for B1 and B3. :S
    But that’s what my mind tells me. I’m going to buy this anyway since when it’s about DBZ I always go with the heart LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Felix-Thörl/100000502117437 Felix Thörl

    Yes, sure! I didn’t want to critizice budokai in the slightest, just wanted to defend tenkaichi 3. I would love a remake of that one on WiiU with ultimate tenkaichi graphics and effects!

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    This is driving me mad. I want so bad to know if there will be online.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KMVC2AHUM6A6GYY2VMIFBFBGIU SuperdeadlyKing

    yeah same here it must have online we must all spam namco bandai with our comments that we want online for this game so badly =(

  • SuperFastTortoise

    OH FUCKING FINALLY! LMAO I’m Chucking My Generations Out Of The Window When This Comes Out! No Button Bashing, FINALLY! I’ll Actually Be Able To Pull Off My Badass Combo’s I Did In B3 …

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3L7CRXQACZXZYYH7TL5EMIPAI Salvador

     Already send a message to the community manager to tell bandai for online

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KMVC2AHUM6A6GYY2VMIFBFBGIU SuperdeadlyKing

     good i hope they listen , they should at least let us play player matches so we can play with our friends =(

  • Jmenyfield

    Well graphics don’t make a video game, gameplay does. You may not enjoy this game, but people that got to play the first 3D Dragon Ball Z game back in the day will and will realize how difficult the boss battles were against Final Form Frieza and Pefect Cell back in the day. The graphics may be “bad” but unlike Burst Limit(and most video games today) you will actually get a challenge out of fighting the computers instead of blowing past everything in less then a week, that’s what I can’t stand about video games nowadays they’re just WAY too damn easy to beat now and the only way to get a challenge is to add online multiplayer. 

    I really don’t think people give enough credit to the games that were made in order to make better games today. Without Budokai 1 there wouldn’t even be a Burst Limit. Budokai 1 will always be good no matter what time and age it is. DBZ Budokai 1 forever!

  • *Super~Sayian*

    you’re my hero!

  • Rayson

    DBZ wow i think they should just shut it down i mean its the same BS 

  • NSOP

    So basically they ported Infinite World to the PS3 as opposed to the superior Tenkaichi 3.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1043224896 Alex Lamon

    I don’t like your opinion, The budokai series was a golden moment for PS2. 

  • Mark Rose

    They should have done Infintie World, not Budokai 3 and they should have used the GC version of Budokai 1 since it looks better.

  • Toed

    Mehh… I never really liked 2D fighters. If this was tenkaichi 3 and budokai 3, I would definitely pick it up. As it is, this gets a “maybe” from me.
    Yeah, yeah, I know. I suck. Bring on the mandatory flaming for not being psyched

  • Rayson

    I agree but after tenkai dbz failed ever since then srry but the truth is never good to ppl

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.marrero.315 Alex Marrero

    Yep. Except for the “superior” part.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EO7BNS7EFFMMZUQLK6G3JGESTM droy125

    first of all budokai 1 sucked balls i mean it did common if there is any thing we should tell the community manager is that we want bt3 and b3 really they are the only truely good dbz games well except the raging blast series and burst limit gameplay wise

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/P76MKBE6IMEQQ72UQZM7BYOUNA Phillip

    then after this Tenkachi 1 & 3. 2 can go to hell.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U7MU5OUS7FIH575VT4PNZNIDXU jermar

    all they have to do to make a satisfying dbz game is remake tenkaichi 3 with ultimate tenkaichi graphics it shouldn’t be that hard, its pretty obvious besides graphics tenkaichi 3 was the best throughout the series (of course for those who know of them im excluding 3 ps games ultimate battle 22, legends, and dbgt final bout, those were classics)

  • sabaazeez

    look at 
    Dragon-Ball-Z-Budokai-HD-Collection-08 not alot of characters

  • Jmenyfield

    That’s because you have to unlock the rest of the characters. 

  • Jmenyfield

    Actually graphics-wise the best looking DBZ game is Burst Limit hands down

  • Jmenyfield

    You obviously haven’t seen the Budokai 1 storymode =/

  • Christian Griffin

    People should stop bitching about Budokai 1, i played it last week on my playstation 2 and it was the BEST afternoon of my adulthood, then i played Budokai 2 and shit went down, i played Budokai 3 it was fairly decent, then Tenkaichi 1 and was all nostalgic, then Tenkaichi 2 and jizzed everywhere, then Tenkaichi 3 MADE MY ENTIRE YEAR, then those OTHER games for playstation 3…

  • http://www.facebook.com/Legendary.Reploid.Zero Randy Cuevas

    IMO if they put the roster from tenkaichi 3, into raging blast 1, and removed some of the blocks from the customization  = best game.  out of the raging blast series RB1 had the most stable online, with the exception of people who had bad connections and cheaters, and the best character customization. add in the fact that tenkaichi3 had the biggest roster of any fighting game i know of. and you got yourself a winner. as far as how it looks  the worse it looks the smoother the gameplay will probably be online lol

  • Jmenyfield

    I’ve always been a fan of the 2D DBZ games so I would be happy if Bandai came back one last time and created DBZ: Shin Butouden 4 with up to date graphics, a roster as big as Raging Blast 2(don’t need a BT3 roster because most of them were just cloned characters), and customizable moves. If anybody saw DBZ: Ultimate Butouden for the DS they should know how much potential the Butouden series has if it ever reaches home consoles again. 

  • ssjbardock13

    True, when I first saw this collection confirmed I was like O_O
    Bandai Namco, where’s my Budokai 2.

  • ssjbardock13

    True bro, I hope they make Burst Limit 2 with 42 characters and GT story mode with better online XD

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  • Jmenyfield

    I hope so too

  • Jmenyfield

    TBH if they added planet destruction on Budokai 2 I think I would play it more than Budokai 3

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001285930400 Nigel Davis

    Pictures 08, 03, 01

    WTF, why not make those screens HD too instead of a freakin’ bar on the sides?!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/khalidballplayer Da’Kidd Khalid

    how do you choose between dbz b3 dbz b1

  • http://www.facebook.com/khalidballplayer Da’Kidd Khalid

    budokai 3 is the best dbz game ever made

  • http://www.facebook.com/kakashi.uchiha.169 Tobi Uchiha

    You dont theres 2 disc!