Thursday, February 28, 2008


Information quoted from: Wikipedia
Pictures from: Official Japanese Dragon Ball Online Website
Video from: Youtube
Dragon Ball Online is set in Age 1000, exactly 216 years after (孫悟空)Son Goku left the 28th (天下一武道会)Tenkaichi Budokai to train (魔人ブウ)Uub in Age 784, in Dragon Ball Z. During this period time, a number of notable events have occured, including the appearance of a (魔人)Majin race, the arrival of what appear to be Yardratians in the Southern Galaxy, and most recently, a gulf forming in time.[4] The Earth has also been divided into pieces by a villainous organization known as the Dark Eye (闇の目玉, Yami no Medama?), which is lead by a mysterious individual.

It is worth noting that Dragon Ball Online ignores the events of Dragon Ball GT, and even appears to contradict some aspects of the anime (for example, the Yardratians, who did not appear in the manga, look completely different in DBO and the Dragon Ball Z anime). Due to the high level of supervision from Akira Toriyama, as well as the involvement of Bird Studio and Shueisha, DBO may actually be considered the true, canon continuation of the Dragon Ball manga.

As with other MMORPGs, players control a character avatar within a persistent game world, where they will be able to explore the landscape, search for the Dragon Balls, train to compete in the Tenkaichi Budokai, aspiring to become like the warriors of legend, as well as interacting with NPCs as well as other players. As in most MMORPGs, players will be able to obtain money and experience which will allow them to level up and obtain new abilities. Players will also be able to participate in "Timemachine Quests", in which they will receive guidance from (特南克斯) Time Patrol Trunks (タイム・パトロール・トランクス, Taimu Patorōru Torankusu?), in order to travel back in time and take part in notable aspects of the Dragon Ball history.[5]

To date, three playable races have been announced: Human, Namekian, and Majin. Players will also be able to create their characters as children, allowing them to age over time, much like characters in the Dragonball series. A wide variety of skills appear to be able, including energy attacks such as the Kienzan or the (龟派气功) Kamehameha. Players will additionally have access to weapons, including gloves, guns, and staves.[6]

Here's what appears to be its official trailer:

Will you play this game?

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