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  • Why Is Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection Missing Budokai 2?

    26 July 2012
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    Dragon Ball Z Budokai 2 missing in HD Collection

    When Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection was announced, Namco Bandai Games said the enhanced and re-mastered HD versions included in the set would only be DBZ Budokai 1 & 3. Leaving many fans, yours truely included, to wonder: “Why is Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection missing Budokai 2?

    At Comic-Con 2012, during a Gamespot live stage demo, right after the game was confirmed that exact question was asked. And here’s the answer they got from Namco Bandai’s senior global brand manager Jason Ends.

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  • To quote: “Well, the overall Budokai series is one of the best. So, I mean, the fans love it. Even from critical acclaim it’s one of the most popular [DBZ game series]. But looking at it — down and dirty — what the fans really loved and cherished, sure you find fans that love all three of them, but [Budokai] 1 and 3 really stuck out, so we sort of chose those as the ones to kind of put in this HD Collection.

    Watch the Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection stage demo interview here that includes lots of HD gameplay footage:

    While Namco Bandai was quick to confirm achievements and trophies were added to the two games, nothing has been said about adding online multiplayer (that’s a really bad sign, in case you were wondering).

    Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection will be available on Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3 in America & Europe sometime in Winter 2012.

    Will you still get Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection without Budokai 2?

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    Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.

    • Jacob

      LOL Left that on the wrong site- my bad, ya’ll! Your posts literally made me want to complain to the creators, which I shall.

    • Elliot

      Budokai 2 was my favourite =[ If it had budokai 2 I’d pay full price, I’ll just wait till it’s a tenner now.

    • ……

      cause its budakai not budakai tenkaichi

    • Taz

      I’ll wait for it to become really cheap and then buy it.

      Really hate how publishers/developers kinda just doing what they like recently and not caring so much about the fans. Just like with Bayonetta 2 being exclusive for Wii U. Not gonna buy a Wii U just for Bayonetta 2.

    • http://www.facebook.com/michael.moya.587 Michael Muteki Moya

      I’m sorry to say it, I don’t really think I’ll buy it without Budokai 2. It was a big part of my childhood, and my favorite of the original Budokai games. I absolutely loved its turn-based board game esque overworld for the story mode, for it gave it a sense of strategy to go with the game as well. Oh well, I can nullify this issue, I’ll just rebuy it for my Gamecube.

    • Russian Arms

      I sent them a tweet congratulating them for not putting budokai 2 in there.

      The turn-based, story board game thing was just…. f*ckin weird. Guys it’s my personal opinion, if you loved the weird sh*t then power to you, but just because you like/love it doesn’t mean everybody else has to as well. Also, DO NOT ADD online multiplayer, I can already see the mods and sh*t being used, so no.

      What miffs me about the HD collection, and i’m pretty sure that everybody will at least partially agree with me on this: the soundtrack, remember that bad*ss music in budokai 1 and 3 that gave you that f*ck yeah! moment? GONE! Now we have remixes from budokai tenkaichi games instead. The new music isn’t exactly terrible, but in a lot of parts in budokai 1, it doesn’t fit the moment and it actually kills the moment, it’s like playing loud dubstep at a funeral, doesn’t fit well, however I do like a few new tracks used in budokai 3 as well as in some of the menus for both 1 and 3, good sh*t.

    • Hol Horse

      Dude, read JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, it’s cool :)

    • SomeManc

      Budokai 2 was my childhood. I never played Budokai 3. I played the first Budokai a lot later on. In Budokai 2 I spent hours just defeating the comp again and again. I spent so long playing that my thumb gave out. I completed the story mode multiple times just to listen to the saxophone(?) instrumental of the opening as the credits rolled. And that is why I have yet to buy the HD collection.

    • Darkchief117

      I don’t mind them not putting in Budokai 2 but they completely f*cked up the soundtrack for both Budokai 1 and 3 for some reason they replaced the music we know and love in the Budokai series and replaced it with music from Tenkaichi and Raging Blast as much as I love those games putting their music in an older game ruins it.


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