The worldwide phenomenon of Dragon Ball Z, a popular Japanese manga-based cartoon, is about to join the 21st century. We have all seen how intensely popular online gaming is (WOW anyone?), so based on the immense fan base Dragon Ball Z the cartoon has, it can only be certain that a Dragon Ball Z game will explode the internet realm.
The game is currently being developed in Japan and South Korea by NTL. When ready, the game is going to be a multiplayer, role-playing online game, in the universe of Dragon Ball. The game was supposed to being development in 2007, but it had been delayed to 2010. NTL directors want to see a global release for the game. If any avid fans are concerned about the game’s loyalty to the original characters and concepts, there is no need to fret because the series creator, Akria Toriyama, is a contributing and supervising art designer for the project.
Playing the Game
Like all online role-play games, each player controls a character avatar, with which they explore the landscape, search for Dragon Balls, train to complete in the Tenkaichi Budokai, interact with other players, and worked towards becoming a warrior of death. To the untrained beholder, that doesn’t sound too exciting, but to the Dragon Ball Z fan, it is music to their ears. Players will also be able to collect money to advance levels. Time travel will also be a gaming factor, through “time Machine Quests”.
Even if you were never a Dragon Ball Z fan, you have to admit that the game does sound interesting. The fact that so much time, and not to mention the effort of two countries, is being devoted to its creation shows what a success it is going to be.