I love “Dragon Ball Z,” and even though I know it’s impossible to actually bring forth a Kamehameha from my body, it’s still fun to dream about it. Now, though, technology has caught up with my dreams and “Dragon Ball Z for Kinect’ will now allow me to get one step closer to issuing out real Kamehamehas.
“For Dragon Ball Z fans that have been dreaming of the day they could actually unleash a Kamehameha with their own hands, ‘Dragon Ball Z for Kinect’ gives them a chance to realize that dream,” said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “’Dragon Ball Z for Kinect’ immerses players into the Dragon Ball Z universe in a physical manner that can only be achieved with Kinect. The resulting gaming experience can only be described with one word… Amazing!”
“Dragon Ball Z for Kinect” will feature a “Story Mode” and a “Score Attack” mode and players will be able to battle and relive the events from the whole “Dragon Ball Z” storyline in first-person view for the very first time. Also, the camerawork will require the player to move the same way as their character, including performing the same attacks or moves from certain scenes, combining CG demo scenes and battle controls to defeat bosses in an exciting new way. If you’re playing in “Score Attack” mode, the winner of one-on-one battles will be the fighter who gets the highest score. Here’s more from the press release:
“Developed by Spike Chunsoft Co. Ltd, players will enter the Dragon Ball Z universe in an entirely new and physically dynamic way. The game will feature over 50 playable characters including Goku, Piccolo, Vegeta, Trunks, Perfect Cell; famous attacks including the Kamehameha Wave, Special Beam Canon, Spirit Bomb; and epic battles authentically created from the original anime series. Dragon Ball Z for Kinect lets players unleash their inner Super Saiyan with the deliberate motion of their bodies. Fans of Dragon Ball Z will also be treated to the Episode of Bardock; an episode of the anime that is included for viewing in the game that was never officially released in the US or Europe. Leveraging the Kinect sensor, Dragon Ball Z for Kinect will support QR code functionality, allowing fans to hold up special QR codes to unlock characters and power-ups in the game.”
“Dragon Ball Z for Kinect” for the Xbox 360® is rated T for TEEN and available for purchase at videogame retailers throughout North America for $39.99. Specially-marked boxes will include free Goku hair featuring five QR codes that will unlock additional characters and power-ups. You can learn more about the game by going to the official site and Facebook page.