2015.03.22 DBz 2 copy

Dragon Ball Z fans are already having a great year between an upcoming movie and a recently launched PlayStation 4 game, not to mention cool promotional events that let you hurl Goku’s famous kamehamehas at their foes in Tokyo. And video game publisher Bandai Namco has just announced that the next title in the one-on-one fighting Butoden series will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS on June 11.

Not only can fans look forward to playing Dragon Ball Z: Super Extreme Butoden this summer, but there will be three special items included in every game for Dragon Ball Z fanatics who can get their hands on a copy.

The game is the newest in the Butoden series of 2D one-on-one fighter games that pits Dragon Ball Z characters against one another. The first game, Dragon Ball Z: Super Budoten, was released all the way back in 1993 on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Fans of the series have been looking forward to this next installment of the fighting series since it was first announced last year. The new Butoden game on the 3DS will feature over 100 characters and a team mode where you can compete with or against multiple players.

▼ Screenshots of Dragon Ball Z: Super Extreme Butoden showing the one-on-one and team modes

2015.03.22 DBz 4 copyImage: Bandai Namco Games

Dragon Ball Z‘s main man Goku makes his appearance in the game with his “Fist of the World”-powered kamehameha

2015.03.22 DBz 5 copyImage: Bandai Namco Games

And as an extra bonus, every copy of the Dragon Ball Z: Super Extreme Butoden will come with three special items. The first thing is a download code to get a digital copy of Dragon Ball Z: Super Budoten 2, which first came out on the Super Nintendo in 1993. The second item is a special-edition Goku card to use in the arcade game Dragon Ball Heroes. And the third is a Golden Frieza discross toy to use in Dragon Ball Discross.

▼ A look at the three special items included in every copy of the game

2015.03.22 DBz 3Image: Bandai Namco Games

Apart from learning the release date, Japanese net users were pretty pumped to hear about the bonus items and looked forward to revisiting the Butoden fighting games this summer. But a few netizens were a bit disappointed with the game’s visuals, which some felt truly looked like they belonged back in the 1990s and not 2015. And others who had grown up playing the Butoden games were nervous that the 2D fighting game wouldn’t hold up too well in a world with the graphics of today’s video games. Time will tell, we suppose.

Unfortunately, only the Japan release was announced, so anyone overseas who wants to play this Dragon Ball Z fighter game might want to think about calling up friends in Japan to reserve them a copy…and a Japanese 3DS since the consoles are, rather irritably, region locked.

Have you played any games in the Butoden series? What do you think about this upcoming release?

Source: Hachimakikou, 4Gamer.net
Feature Image: Bandai Namco Games