I thought I would write a quick article clearing up DragonBall Online release date misconceptions for America/Europe. So here goes.
This week a member of our community posted a thread stating that Dragonball Online is not on Namco Bandai’s 2010 games release list, see thread here. This information is correct and Namco Bandai is the official international publisher for Dragonball Online.
Of course this was very disappointing news. I emailed Namco Bandai America to see if they would comment on the matter.
Namco Bandai America replied:
“We currently have the Dragonball Online release date as TBA 2010.”
Good news, or is it?
I also found an interesting Q&A dated 27th of November 2009 with the CJ Internet’s CEO (Mr. Koji Takamiya) commenting on a World Wide Release for Dragonball Online.
Koji “Well we first plan to release Dragonball Online to Japan and we have just signed a publisher for Taiwan. As for a world wide release, this will depend on the game’s success in Korea and Japan.”
So it appears that there is currently no plans on releasing Dragonball Online to America/Europe until the success of the game is measured in Japan and Korea, despite what Namco Bandai America stated.