Our good friends down under have just gone ahead and ruined Bandai Namco’s big surprise for Dragon Ball Z fans. The Australian Classification Board has granted a rating to Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden for the Nintendo 3DS, all but confirming with 100 percent that the game will be available on Western shores.
Of course, keep in mind, that this is still just a rumor until Bandai Namco officially confirms the localization. However, most games which make their way through the Australian Classification Board usually make their way to the rest of the English speaking world.
And why not? Dragon Ball Z is smack in its “20 year nostalgia” peak, and the kids who grew up watching it now have kids on their own they’ll want to introduce to the legnedary anime. Leave it to Bandai Namco to exploit our American sentiments in the same way that it is doing so in Japan.
You know, with movies, video games, and an entirely new series to boot!
Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden launches on Thursday in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS. Expect word from Bandai Namco in the coming week. Perhaps at E3.