Dragon Ball Z Budokai: HD Collection Press Release, Screenshots

Note: The box arts pictured may not be finalized.

If you haven’t seen it already, then give the Dragon Ball Z Budokai: HD Collection – First Trailer a watch! At the 2012 Japan Expo, Namco Bandai Games unveiled the latest game in the Dragon Ball Z series – a compilation of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 1 and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3, but with improved graphics and support for trophies/achievements.

It’s unclear if the game will have online, but we at Anime Games Online are pretty sure Budokai 3 fans will want one. Dragon Ball Z Budokai: HD Collection is set to release on the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 in Europe Winter 2012. We anticipate a similar time frame for North America, although nothing has been announced. No word on a Japanese release either.

Check out the official European press release below along with the first screenshots!

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NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe today announced the return of two of the finest Dragon Ball Z games in the history of the franchise. PlayStation®2 titles Dragon Ball Z Budokai and Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3 are being enhanced and re-mastered in HD, and will be released together as Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in Europe this winter.

Originally released in 2002 and 2004 respectively, both games deliver 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 furious battles from the original games. With its intense gameplay and thrilling fight 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.

With enhanced and re-mastered HD visuals, alongside full Trophy and Achievements support, Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection brings two legendary anime fighting titles to the PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® for the first time in one great package. No fan of the series can afford to miss it.

Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection will be powering its way into Europe this coming winter.