Namco Bandai Games began streaming three gameplay videos from Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z for the PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and Xbox360 systems on Thursday. The video highlights the many team combinations players can create for the multiplayer fights."Fast-Attack Balance Team" Son Goku, Majin Buu, Gotenks, Son Gohan
"Team Tricky" Frieza, Demon King Dabura, Super Saiyan Trunks, Son Gohan (Teen)
"Team Taiyō-Ken (Solar Flare)" 2 Tien Shinhan, Nappa, Krillin
In the "team melee action" game, up to four players can play cooperatively, or eight players can engage in a massive battle royale. The game will feature four different battle types, and a full-featured solo play. The game has online multiplayer support, and players can work together on attacks such as "Synchro Rush" or boosting each other's health via "Revive Soul."
Players can also form "dream teams" such as the "ultimate Son Goku team" (composed of four different forms of the hero from regular to Super Saiyan God) or a team of all forms of Frieza. Players can take on colossal bosses in 360° all-range battles. The game has 60 exclusive missions and over 70 different playable fighter characters, including the God of Destruction Birus and his companion Uis from this year's Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods film.
Namco Bandai Games will release the game in North America for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita (digital only), and Xbox 360 on January 28. The game will be available in Europe on January 24 and in Japan on January 23. Namco Bandai Games has confirmed that the game will also be released in Latin America and Brazil.
The limited "Goku Box" edition will include a 25-centimeter (9.8-inch) tall figure of Goku in Super Saiyan mode designed by Hiroyuki Nakazawa, an artbook that includes work-in-progress visuals of characters and game stages, and a collector's box. Bonus digital content includes Naruto Uzumaki's Sage Mode costume for Goku.