Two weeks after the trademark leaked its announcement, Bandai Namco has confirmed that Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden will be released in the West. North America will see the game on Oct. 20, while fans in Europe, Australia, and the Middle East can look forward to the Nintendo 3DS fighter on Oct. 16.
Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden has received a lot of notoriety thanks to its line up of 20 controllable characters and over 100 support characters. It seems like no character was left behind from the show. It’s also worth checking out because developer Arc System Works is one of the best names on the Japanese fighting game scene.
Many didn’t think it would happen, but we have yet another game free from the draconian deadlock of Nintendo region-locking. No need to import a second handheld to play this anymore! Man, if only I had seven dragon balls, I wouldn’t have to stress over that game anymore.