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Hello, weekend! It's so lovely to see you again. Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no, we're not stopping our focus on industry and gaming news. Think of th...

October 10th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Anime icon Goku may be the hero of the Dragon Ball universe, but in Dragon Ball Xenoverse, that responsibility falls to you. Developer Dimps and publisher Bandai Namco are crafting a new storyline that allows players to insert themselves into Dragon Ball Z history by creating a custom character tha...

September 27th 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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We're just going to assume someone has been working for years to collect Dragon Balls, summoned the dragon, and then used their one wish to resurrect the Dragon Ball Z Budokai games in high definition. That's absolutely the most plausible explanation for the Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection, com...

July 5th 2012 at 2:45pm 0 Comments
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We're not even ashamed to admit we're excited about "DragonballZ Kinect," an unannounced game rated by Korea's Game Ratings Board. Usual Dragon Ball Z game publisher Bandai Namco is listed as the publisher for this game.It's not hard to imagine a Kinect-based Dragon Ball Z game, all yelling into th...

February 17th 2012 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Both Namco Bandai Europe and USA sent out this teaser trailer for the Xbox 360 and PS3 game it's currently calling "Dragon Ball Game Project Age 2011," indicating that the latest DBZ-based game will be localized in both regions. Though we have to wait until Japan Expo (June 30-July 3) to learn m...

May 11th 2011 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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According to Japanese blog Tale Tale Source (as translated by Andriasang), the upcoming issue of Weekly Shonen Jump includes an announcement of a new entry in Namco Bandai's Dragon Ball fighter series. The game, which is (assumedly tentatively) titled Dragon Ball Game Project Age 2011, is reporte...

May 3rd 2011 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Click to make with the embiggening "Will there ever be new Dragon Ball games?," you begged. "Will they be sequels?," you cried. Namco Bandai has heard your pleas, Dragon Ball fans. There will be more Dragon Ball games after all! One of them is even a sequel. Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 is set to...

May 12th 2010 at 1:30am 0 Comments
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If there's one thing Dragon Ball has, it's a giant, sprawling cast of unique characters. Namco Bandai understands this, so it will be offering new downloadable characters for Dragon Ball: Raging Blast every two weeks from now until April of 2010. Best of all, the downloads will be free. Each pack...

November 25th 2009 at 5:47pm 0 Comments
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Update: The entry period has come to a close. Keep an eye on your email's inbox to see if you won! Namco's just unleashed its first two Dragon Ball games after wrestling the license back away from Atari and we're looking to gift one of you Super Saiyan wannabes with the above prize pack. The gotta...

November 18th 2009 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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You know what? We're done making fun of Dragon Ball Z on Joystiq. We always end up doing so much research just to pull a joke off that the only ones who get it are the ones whose feelings we hurt. It's a sucker's game and besides that, it's just mean. So we're just going to tell you, without judgm...

October 22nd 2009 at 1:45pm 0 Comments