Namco Bandai America Press Releases for Dragon Ball Z, One Piece

Namco Bandai Games America has recently announced Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection for North America, along with the confirmation of Super Saiyan Bardock in Dragon Ball Z Kinect and the release date for One Piece: Pirate Warriors. All three items were actually announced at the San Diego Comic-Con last week, but below are the press releases that came out just yesterday.

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

Originally released in 2002 and 2004 respectively, both games delivered 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 epic battles of the original games. With its intense gameplay and bone cracking martial arts 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.

In addition to enhanced and re-mastered HD visuals, the game features support for Trophies and Achievements. Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection combines two legendary anime fighting titles for the PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360 in one package that fans of the Dragon Ball Z series can’t afford to miss.

Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection will be available for the PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360 in North America this winter.

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 of Dragon 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.

Today NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. officially announces the North American ship dates for One Piece: Pirate Warriors on the PlayStation Network and Thundercats for the Nintendo DS.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors puts players in the role of Luffy and other pirates from the popular anime series. Players team up with other members from the Straw Hat crew to defeat the unrelenting onslaught of pirates. In One Piece: Pirate Warriors, players will be able to fight waves upon waves of enemies in both online and offline co-op modes with their friends. One Piece: Pirate Warriors will be available for purchase exclusively on the PlayStation Network on September 25.

Thunder Thunder THUNDERCATS! Fans of this classic animated series should mark their calendars as Lion-O makes his debut on the Nintendo DS system on September 25. Play as Lion-O and take on Mumm-Ra and his forces of evil in this side-scrolling adventure that follows the storyline of the new animated series!