Thursday, July 4, 2013

Studio d'Artdink's next epic game is... Dragonball!?

A few weeks ago, Namco-Bandai games announced a new Dragonball game--Battle of Z. I don't know about you, but I wasn't very excited about the prospect of a new Dragonball game, despite being a long-time fan of the franchise. After so many terrible games developed by Spike, it's hard to muster much interest, you know?

And even though Spike's rights to Dragonball expired with the whimpering mass of failure that was last year's Ultimate Tenkaichi, the fact that the early material for Battle of Z failed to indicate the game's developer indicated, to me at least, that it wasn't going to be anyone special.

But, goddamn, Battle of Z is being developed by the venerable Studio d'Artdink!

And if you don't know that name, you should. The recent, utterly fantastic PS3 game Macross 30: Voices Across the Galaxy was developed by Artdink, as were all of the fantastic Gundam Battle and Macross games on the Playstation Portable, all of the Hybrid Pack Macross games for the Playstation 3, and Gundam Seed Battle Destiny for the Playstation Vita.