Dragon Ball Z Kinect is betting on Bardock

Namco Bandai sent over this press release to give the upcoming Dragon Ball Z Kinect title a little bit of hype, showcasing Bardock, lead character Goku’s birth father from the long-running and insanely popular anime series. Apparently this is the first time Super Saiyan Bardock has been included in a video game up to this point, which is pretty crazy considering just how many Dragon Ball Z related titles there have been over the past couple decades.

In addition to Bardock as a playable characters, those that purchase the game will also get access to the episode that featured Bardock and his rebellion against Frieza.

Dragonball Z Kinect is scheduled to release on October 9th, and is developed by Spike Chunsoft Co. Ltd. (Pokemon Mystery Dungeon). Check out the full press release below for all the details.


 SAN JOSE, Calif., (July 18, 2012) NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced that Dragon Ball Z For Kinect?will feature a double dose of exclusive content for Dragon Ball Z fans! The game will include the Dragon Ball Z anime episode ?Episode of Bardock? and will feature Bardock Super Saiyan as a playable character for the first time ever in the history ofDragon Ball Z video games.

 Coming exclusively to Xbox 360? on October 9 in North America, Dragon Ball Z For Kinect features all the classic action and intensity of the Dragon Ball Z universe but with the unprecedented sense of immersion that only Kinect can deliver. Players will be able to unleash over 100 moves upon their enemies, including the legendary Kamehameha, with their very own fists as they battle their way to victory in this ultimate evolution of the unstoppable franchise.

Developed by Spike Chunsoft Co. Ltd, Dragon Ball Z For Kinect is loaded with epic battles, famous attacks, and over 50 iconic characters authentically recreated from the original manga series. Dragon Ball Z For Kinect? lets players unleash the full might of their inner Super Saiyan with no controller in the way.

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