One more week to go until we get Dragon Ball Xenoverse in the States, but Japan already has its next game from the popular anime series on the way. Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden has been announced for the Nintendo 3DS in the latest issue of V-Jump magazine.
According to the magazine scan, translated by Siliconera, the game will be a more standard 2D fighting game, but it will set itself apart by starring over 9,000 characters! … Actually, it’s over 100 characters, but that’s still impressive. Not just the popular characters either, mind you. The magazine shows off less powerful fighters like Dende, Yamcha, Mr. Satan and Dr. Brief all making the cut.
The trade-off is that these are all “support characters” who can aid the main fighter with the mere tap of the Nintendo 3DS’ touch screen. Hopefully they can also be used in battle, because that’s not especially fair to Yamcha, is it?
Other gameplay information is nowhere to be found just yet, but it looks more in line with the older 1-on-1 fighting games from the Super Nintendo and PlayStation days.
It might be interesting if Bandai Namco ever gets around to bringing it into the States. As it stands now, Japan is just waking up to the announcement, so there is little to go on just yet