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Namco Bandai announces Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection


Namco Bandai officially announced North America is indeed getting an HD collection of the immensely popular Dragon Ball Z fighters from last gen, well, 2 of them at least. The Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection will contain an HD up-port of the first Budokai title and Budokai 3. From what I understand these seem to be the fan favorites, but it is odd to dub this a collection and leave out the second game. Even the Devil May Cry collection kept in the second game, regardless of how much people seem to hate it.

Still, if you’re interested to play these games again, or run through them for the first time, you’ll be able to get your mitts on this collection come Winter. No firm release date or pricing just yet, but I’d be surprised to see this venture away from that magical $40 mark that most HD collections seem to get. The game is scheduled to release to both the Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms, and comes with full trophy and achievement support.

Check out the details in the full press release below, along with the European trailer for the game from a couple weeks back.

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DRAGON BALL Z BUDOKAI HD COLLECTION MARKS THE RETURN OF TWO CLASSIC FIGHTING GAMES IN HD

 Enhanced Visuals and Unforgettable Gameplay Reignite Popular Dragon Ball Z Games for a New Generation of Players on PlayStation 3 System and Xbox 360 this Winter

 SAN JOSE, Calif., (July 18, 2012) NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced the return of two of the finestDragon Ball Z® games in franchise history. PlayStation®2 titles Dragon Ball Z® Budokai and Dragon Ball Z® Budokai 3 are being enhanced and re-mastered in High Definition and will be released together as Dragon Ball Z® Budokai HD Collectionfor the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft in North America this winter.

Originally released in 2002 and 2004 respectively, both games delivered highly charged, unforgettable gameplay experiences, making Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection an essential purchase for new Dragon Ball Z fans as well as those who want to relive the epic battles of the original games. With its intense gameplay and bone cracking martial arts action, Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3 went on to become the highest rated Dragon Ball Z title on Metacritic, a position it retains to this day.

 

In addition to enhanced and re-mastered HD visuals, the game features support for Trophies and Achievements. Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection combines two legendary anime fighting titles for the PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360 in one package that fans of the Dragon Ball Z series can’t afford to miss.

 Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection will be available for the PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360 in North America this winter.

For more information on Dragon Ball Z video games from NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. please visitwww.namcobandaigames.com and www.facebook.com/DBZ.videogames.