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Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (ドラゴンボール レイジングブラスト2, Doragon Bōru Reijingu Burasuto Tsū) is the 2010 sequel to the 2009 game, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast. It has been announced for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 consoles;[1] Namco Bandai and Spike. The game was released November 2nd in North America, November 11th in Japan, November 5th in Europe and sometime in November for Australia.

Overview

Development

First announced on May 3rd, 2010 in the Weekly Shonen Jump, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 sports up to 100 characters, more than 20 of which are brand new to the Raging Blast series and 6 new to any Dragon Ball video game. New modes and additional environmental effects have also been included.[2]

Gameplay

According to Namco Bandai's producer Ryo Mito, gameplay will take a very similar approach to that of its predecessor.[3] Destructible environments, and character trademark attacks and transformations will return and be true to the series. These include signature "Pursuit Attacks" which enable players to initiate attack combos, juggling the opponent in a string of devastating strikes throughout the environment. Additionally, Raging Blast 2 will sport the new Raging Soul System which enables characters to reach a special state, increasing their combat abilities to the ultimate level. Namco Bandai Games America has announced on their Raging Blast 2's story mode will be named "Galaxy Mode". It works like the story in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3, that you pick a character and play his or her respective story, with what if battles as well. At the end of each story there is a boss fight, which makes a powerful enemy, like Ultimate Gohan vs Gotenks Buu where Gohan starts with 1 HP.

Battle Zone

While playing some of the new Battle Modes (Battle Zone), "Enhanced Characters" can be unlocked. The Battle Zones that must be complete are: Square Zone-Ultimate Zone or Ultimate Square-Final Ultimate Zone. These enhanced characters will have a much higher power level, due to their items. For example, if Cell was enhanced, he would have a power of 69-72, depending on his transformation. Enhanced characters cannot have their costume changed, items will be binded on the character, and moves will be default.

  • For example: Cell will have a power of 72, Ultimate Gohan will have 38, Cell Jr. and Meta-Cooler will have 28, Hatchiyack will have 27, Vegeta in SS3 will have 41.

Characters will have much power depending on their current Power Level and the items the already have. When Cell is enhanced, he will have by default: Fierce God, Maxing Ki and High Improvements on others. With the Fierce God-item, enhanced Cell's Ki attacks will deal a high amount of damage (holding Ki button (TRIANGLE or Y) button will deal around 1.6-2k).

Galaxy Mode

Galaxy Mode is the new "Story Mode" of Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2. This new Story Mode is very long but does not follow the actual story of the anime or manga. Every character has their own Galaxy Mode which involves several battles including a boss battle and bonus battles. In these "Missions" or battles there are some special conditions such as finish before your Raging Soul ends and start from almost no health and win the match. Some characters have battles with other characters where all the characters that go together to do the battle have to be unlocked. The Dragon Balls are earned by beating the boss mission of any character. If a character has a transformation, they have to unlock it by completing missions, but they start out in base then they can transform.

Collector's Edition and Bonuses

Accompanying the regular release of Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 is a Collector's Edition that has been confirmed only for a release in European countries and Australia, the Collector's Edition features include a laser-cell artwork from the Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Super Saiyans remake, 8 exclusive costumes (including Bardock in 'Cell Saga' armour, Turles in armour similar to Nappa's and a lighter skin-tone to more resemble Goku and Piccolo in King Piccolo's clothing) and finally a 3D pop-up box.

Along with the Collector's Edition, we've seen several pre-order bonuses (also alternates costumes) crop up on various websites, so far we only have six available, all split into packs of three, the first containing alternate clothing for Gogeta , Teen Gohan and Goku and the other containing alternate clothing for Vegeta , Trunks and Vegito.

Characters

The following are the characters that are included in the game:[4][5][6][7]

Characters Returning from Dragon Ball: Raging Blast

  1. Goku (Base, Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2, Super Saiyan 3)
  2. Vegeta (Base, Super Saiyan, Super Vegeta, Super Saiyan 2)
  3. Vegeta (Super Saiyan 3)
  4. Vegeta (Scouter)
  5. Majin Vegeta (Super Saiyan 2)
  6. Vegito (Base, Super Vegito)
  7. Gogeta (Super Gogeta)
  8. Kid Gohan
  9. Teen Gohan (Base, Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2)
  10. Gohan (Base, Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2)
  11. Future Trunks (Sword) (Base, Super Saiyan)
  12. Future Trunks (Fighting) (Base, Super Saiyan, Super Trunks)
  13. Kid Trunks (Base, Super Saiyan)
  14. Goten (Base, Super Saiyan)
  15. Gotenks (Base, Super Gotenks, Super Saiyan 3)
  16. Piccolo
  17. Krillin
  18. Yamcha
  19. Tien
  20. Chiaotzu
  21. Videl
  22. Frieza (1st Form, 2nd Form, 3rd Form, Final Form, 100% Power)
  23. Zarbon (Base, Post-Transformation)
  24. Dodoria
  25. Captain Ginyu
  26. Jeice
  27. Burter
  28. Recoome
  29. Guldo
  30. Bardock
  31. Nappa
  32. Raditz
  33. Cell (Imperfect Form, Semi-Perfect Form, Perfect Form, Super Perfect Form)
  34. Android 16
  35. Android 17
  36. Android 18
  37. Android 19
  38. Dr. Gero
  39. Majin Buu
  40. Super Buu (Base, Gotenks Absorbed, Gohan Absorbed)
  41. Kid Buu
  42. Broly (Base, Super Saiyan, Legendary Super Saiyan)
  43. Broly (Super Saiyan 3)

Characters New to the Raging Blast Series

  1. Ultimate Gohan
  2. Future Gohan (Base, Super Saiyan)
  3. Nail
  4. Pikkon
  5. Mecha Frieza
  6. Saibamen
  7. Cui
  8. Cell Jr.
  9. Dabura
  10. Turles
  11. Cooler (Base, Final Form)
  12. Salza
  13. Meta Cooler
  14. Android 13 (Base, Super #13)
  15. Bojack (Base, Full Power)
  16. Zangya
  17. Super Janemba

Characters New to any Dragon Ball Video Game

  1. Dore
  2. Neizu
  3. Android 14
  4. Android 15
  5. Hatchiyack
  6. Tarble

Venues

Old Venues from Raging Blast 1

New Venues to the Dragon Ball: Raging Blast series

Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Super Saiyans

A sample of the 2010 reanimated OVA.

On August 10th, 2010, Namco Bandai announced a completely reconstructed, re-scripted, and re-edited version of an original Japanese OVA that has never been released in North America or Europe, Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Super Saiyans. Originally known as Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku (lit. Dragon Ball Z Side Story: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans) in Japan, this OVA was released on VHS in two parts, and was an "Official Visual Guide" for a Famicom game of the same name. The footage from the OVA was put into two games for Bandai's Playdia. In 2003, it was put onto DVD and released with the Dragon Box. This new version is completely reanimated but, in accordance with FUNimation announcement, the OVA is not voiced in English but it has English subtitles. Every copy of Raging Blast 2 comes with this 30 minute animation on the game disc.[8]

Achievements and Trophies

The following are a complete list of all Xbox 360 Achievements and PlayStation 3 Trophies.

Xbox 360 Achievements

There are 50 Achievements with a total of 990 Points.

  • Raging Blast: Obtain all the achievements - 0 Gamerscore
  • Ball Master: Shoot off as many balls as possible in mini-game - 5 Gamerscore
  • Come Forth, Shenron!!: Summoned Shenron for the first time - 15 Gamerscore
  • TAKKARAPUTO POPPORUNGA: Summoned Porunga for the first time - 25 Gamerscore
  • Character Complete: Unlock all characters and forms - 35 Gamerscore
  • Fashion Complete: Unlock all costumes - 35 Gamerscore
  • Humanitarian: Use every form of every transformable character at least once - 15 Gamerscore
  • Training Journey: Fight on all maps - 10 Gamerscore
  • W.Tournament Champ: Win the World Tournament - 35 Gamerscore
  • Cell Games Champ: Win the Cell Games - 35 Gamerscore
  • Capsule Corporation Founded!: Collect all items - 30 Gamerscore
  • Music Complete: Get all of the game BGM - 20 Gamerscore
  • Fruits of Training: Obtain Rank S++ for the first time - 15 Gamerscore
  • Destroyed a Formidable Foe!: Complete battle in Galaxy Mode for the first time - 5 Gamerscore
  • First Galaxy!: Complete "BOSS MISSION" in Galaxy Mode for the first time - 20 Gamerscore
  • East Galaxy: Complete more than 10 characters in Galaxy Mode - 10 Gamerscore
  • West Galaxy: Complete more than 20 characters in Galaxy Mode - 10 Gamerscore
  • South Galaxy: Complete more than 30 characters in Galaxy Mode - 20 Gamerscore
  • North Galaxy: Complete more than 40 characters in Galaxy Mode - 30 Gamerscore
  • Off-the-charts Warrior!: Complete more than 50 characters in Galaxy Mode - 40 Gamerscore
  • Galactic Domination!!: Complete all characters in Galaxy Mode - 50 Gamerscore
  • Fundamentals are Vital: Complete Tutorial until the end - 5 Gamerscore
  • Battle Start!: Complete the first Battle Zone - 10 Gamerscore
  • Battle King: Complete all of the Battle Zones - 20 Gamerscore
  • Discoverer: Discover a hidden route in a Battle Zone - 20 Gamerscore
  • Stamp Rally: Earn 300 Challenge Stamps in Battle Zone - 20 Gamerscore
  • First Step to Ultimate: Complete the first Ultimate Zone - 15 Gamerscore
  • Ultimate among Ultimates: Complete all of the Ultimate Zones - 30 Gamerscore
  • Trivia King: View all character profiles in the Museum's Character Encyclopedia - 10 Gamerscore
  • Famous Scene: Collect more than 30 illustrations - 10 Gamerscore
  • Reward Mania: Collect more than 100 illustrations - 20 Gamerscore
  • Wonderful Memory: Collect more than 250 illustrations - 30 Gamerscore
  • I Wanna Fight Someone Stronger!: Earn 30 victories in Xbox LIVE - 20 Gamerscore
  • Title Collector: Collect 10 or more titles - 10 Gamerscore
  • Title Seeker: Collect 50 or more titles - 25 Gamerscore
  • Title Hunter: Collect 100 or more titles - 30 Gamerscore
  • Power Level...of 5...: Earn 5 losses in Xbox LIVE - 5 Gamerscore
  • Please Go Easy on Me: Fight in an Xbox LIVE battle for the first time - 5 Gamerscore
  • Battle-Crazy: Reach your 50th Xbox LIVE battle - 20 Gamerscore
  • The Fight Has Just Begun: Win 20 times in 1P vs. CPU battle - 10 Gamerscore
  • The Days of Battle Continue...: Win 50 times in 1P vs. CPU battle - 20 Gamerscore
  • Best Friends: Fight 10 times in 1P vs. 2P battle - 10 Gamerscore
  • W.Tournament True Champ: Champion of World Tournament on Hard Difficulty - 40 Gamerscore
  • Cell Games True Champ: Champion of Cell Games on Hard Difficulty - 40 Gamerscore
Secret Achievements
  • Denouement: Watch Credits Roll - 40 Gamerscore
  • Yamcha's Premonition: Win against Yamcha with the Saibamen using the Ulitimate Attack, "Saibamen Bomb" - 15 Gamerscore
  • Farewell to the Proud Warrior: Using Majin Vegeta, win against Majin Buu with Ultimate Attack "Final Explosion" - 15 Gamerscore
  • End of Everything: Using Super Saiyan Goku, win against Full Power Freiza with Ultimate Attack "Angry Kamehameha" - 15 Gamerscore
  • Lone Warrior: Using Android 17 and Android 18, win against Super Saiyan Future Gohan with "Non-stop Violence" - 15 Gamerscore
  • A Message From Goku: As Super Saiyan 2 Teen Gohan, win against Perfect Cell with Ultimate Attack, "Father Son-Kamehameha" - 15 Gamerscore

PlayStation 3 Trophies

TROP101.pngBall Master Bronze Trophy
Shoot off as many as balls as possible in mini-game.
TROP102.pngCome Forth, Shenron!! Bronze Trophy
Summoned Shenron for the first time.
TROP103.pngTAKKARAPUTO POPPORUNGA Bronze Trophy
Summoned Porunga for the first time.
TROP106.pngHumanitarian Bronze Trophy
Use every form of every transformable character at least once.
TROP107.pngTraining Journey Bronze Trophy
Fight on all maps.
TROP108.pngW.Tournament Champ Bronze Trophy
Win the World Tournament.
TROP109.pngCell Games Champ Bronze Trophy
Win the Cell Games.
TROP113.pngFruits of Training Bronze Trophy
Obtain Rank S++ for the first time.
TROP114.pngDestroyed a Formidable Foe! Bronze Trophy
Complete battle in Galaxy Mode for the first time.
TROP115.pngFirst Galaxy! Bronze Trophy
Complete 'BOSS MISSION' in Galaxy Mode for the first time.
TROP116.pngEast Galaxy Bronze Trophy
Complete more than 10 characters in Galaxy Mode.
TROP117.pngWest Galaxy Bronze Trophy
Complete more than 20 characters in Galaxy Mode.
TROP118.pngSouth Galaxy Bronze Trophy
Complete more than 30 characters in Galaxy Mode.
TROP119.pngNorth Galaxy Bronze Trophy
Complete more than 40 characters in Galaxy Mode.
TROP120.pngOff-the-charts Warrior! Bronze Trophy
Complete more than 50 characters in Galaxy Mode.
TROP122.pngFundamentals are Vital Bronze Trophy
Complete Tutorial until the end.
TROP123.pngBattle Start! Bronze Trophy
Complete the first Battle Zone.
TROP125.pngDiscoverer Bronze Trophy
Discover a hidden route in a Battle Zone.
TROP126.pngStamp Rally Bronze Trophy
Earn 300 Challenge Stamps in a Battle Zone.
TROP127.pngFirst Step to Ultimate Bronze Trophy
Complete the first Ultimate Zone.
TROP129.pngTrivia King Bronze Trophy
View all character profiles in the Museum's Character Encyclopedia.
TROP130.pngFamous Scene Bronze Trophy
Collect more than 30 illustrations.
TROP131.pngReward Mania Bronze Trophy
Collect more than 100 illustrations.
TROP134.pngTitle Collector Bronze Trophy
Collect 10 or more titles.
TROP135.pngTitle Seeker Bronze Trophy
Collect 50 or more titles.
TROP137.pngPower Level...of 5... Bronze Trophy
Earn 5 losses in online battle.
TROP138.pngPlease Go Easy on Me Bronze Trophy
Fight in an online battle for the first time.
TROP139.pngBattle-Crazy Bronze Trophy
Reach your 50th fight in online battle.
TROP140.pngThe Fight Has Just Begun Bronze Trophy
Win 20 times in 1P vs. CPU battle.
TROP141.pngThe Days of Battle Continue... Bronze Trophy
Win 50 times in 1P vs. CPU battle.
TROP142.pngBest Friends Bronze Trophy
Fight 10 times in 1P vs. 2P battle.
TROP104.pngCharacter Complete Silver Trophy
Unlock all characters and forms.
TROP105.pngFashion Complete Silver Trophy
Unlock all costumes.
TROP110.pngCapsule Corporation Founded! Silver Trophy
Collect all items.
TROP111.pngMusic Complete Silver Trophy
Get all of the game BGM.
TROP124.pngBattle King Silver Trophy
Complete all of the Battle Zones.
TROP128.pngUltimate among Ultimates Silver Trophy
Complete all of the Ultimate Zones.
TROP132.pngWonderful Memory Silver Trophy
Collect more than 250 illustrations.
TROP133.pngI Wanna Fight Someone Stronger! Silver Trophy
Earn 30 victories in online battle.
TROP136.pngTitle Hunter Silver Trophy
Collect 100 or more titles.
TROP143.pngW.Tournament True Champ Silver Trophy
Champion of World Tournament on Hard Difficulty.
TROP144.pngCell Games True Champ Silver Trophy
Champion of Cell Games on Hard Difficulty.
TROP121.pngGalactic Domination!! Gold Trophy
Complete all characters in Galaxy Mode.
TROP100.pngRaging Blast Platinum Trophy
Obtain all of the trophies.
TROP146.pngEnd of Everything Secret Trophy
Using Super Saiyan Goku, win against Full Power Frieza with Ultimate Attack, 'Angry Kamehameha'
TROP148.pngFarewell to the Proud Warrior Secret Trophy
Using Majin Vegeta, win against Majin Buu with Ultimate Attack, 'Final Explosion'
TROP145.pngYamcha's Premonition Secret Trophy
Win against Yamcha with the Saibamen using the Ultimate Attack, 'Saibamen Bomb'
TROP147.pngA Message From Goku Secret Trophy
As Super Saiyan 2 Teen Gohan, win against Perfect Cell with Ultimate Attack, 'Father-Son Kamehameha'
TROP149.pngLone Warrior Secret Trophy
Using Android #17 and Android #18, win against Super Saiyan Future Gohan with Team Attack
TROP112.pngDenouement Secret Trophy
Watch Credits Roll

Reception and sales

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 has received generally mixed reviews from game critics. The PS3 version currently holds a score of 60 on Metacritic,[9] while the Xbox 360 holds a 59.[10] IGN.com gave the game a 55/100, stating "Overly complicated controls are put into a game where button mashing can win the day with ease, layered on top of no story and a host of unlockable pictures and other trivial things that only the most hardcore of Dragon Ball fans will enjoy."[11] GameSpot gave it a 5.0/10.0, stating "Raging Blast 2's good looks and fan service can't conceal the shallow combat at its heart."[12] However, G4TV gave it a more positive review, awarding the game 4/5 stars.

In Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 first week of sales (not including Japan), the game sold a total of 52,019 copies on Xbox 360 and PS3 combined; 26,171 on Xbox 360, and 25,848 on PlayStation 3. Because the game released in Japan over a week later, its sales in Japan have yet to be determined.

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Trivia

  • The demo was released on the 13th of October (UK and JP)/ 27th of October (US) for the Playstation Network and on the 14th of October for Xbox Live. It featured four playable characters which were Super Saiyan Goku, Kid Buu, Dabura, and Ultimate Gohan and two playable stages being the Glacier and Rocky Land.
  • This is the second Dragon Ball Z video game to feature FUNimation's Dragon Ball Z Kai voice cast, behind Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team.
  • This is the first time Hatchiyack and Tarble have recieved English voice actors.
  • During the dialogue between Teen Gohan and Krillin, Gohan says the same dialogue he does with Piccolo and erroneously refers to Krillin as Piccolo. The same thing happens when Teen Gohan fights Goku. Another mistake like this happens whenever Goku and Vegeta use the fusion technique. Instead of simultaniously saying "Fusion-Ha!" as it should be, Goku is heard saying "Gohan, don't let it hit you".
  • Ironically, there are many errors in dialogues when fighting which differs the one that is subtitled. Some attacks also have the wrong description, such as a long-ranged beam having the description of short-ranged beam. Similar mistakes happen when listing voices in museum, where the person said is different to what the person should say according to the text below.
  • Strangely Lord Slug makes an apperence in the special 30 minute movie, but he doesn't appear in the game.
  • If Kid Trunks battles Zangya, he will flirt with her at the beginning of the battle, like Master Roshi does with girls in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3.
  • When Frieza is battling Goten, he thinks he is fighting Goku who has somehow gotten smaller.
  • When Goten is using Super Kamehameha he will say Kamekameha.

Regionial differences in music

Just like the Budokai Tenkaichi series, the first and second Raging blast game uses music from the original Dragon Ball Z series composed by Shunsuke Kikuchi (As opposed to music from Dragon Ball Kai composed by Kenji Yamamoto since both games uses the Japanese Dragon Ball Kai cast)[1]. While the first game uses music composed by Shunsuke Kikuchi , the second however uses both the japanese and american soundtrack.

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