World Wide Release Date Plans
World Wide Release Date Plans

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, CEO

Koji, CEO

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.

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158 Comments
  • zane xd
    April 2, 2010
    #1

    this game is gonna be great

  • damn
    May 27, 2010
    #2

    Omg.. fuck this !! i’ve been waiting 10 years for this game !!! FUCK YOU BANDAI

  • Plintox
    May 27, 2010
    #3

    Fuck bandai namco !! FUCK YOU !! I”ve been waiting ages for this game !!

  • MADIKLIK
    May 27, 2010
    #4

    DUde… Fuck Korea and Japan games, They don’t have an International Mmo’s because they’re cheap n they can suck my dick… Fucking cheap they are..

  • fadil
    June 4, 2010
    #5

    yes IT will AWSOME i cant wait to play It In HOlland becase I love DRagonball Online :) :) :) :) :)

  • RED
    June 7, 2010
    #6

    Patiently waiting :9

  • zizk
    June 11, 2010
    #7

    “As for a world wide release, this will depend on the game’s success in Korea and Japan.” Dont you get it?. If you release worldwide, a lot of people will play it….

  • Jay
    June 12, 2010
    #8

    I agree that the Japanese and Korean people should test the games first cause of the fact that the have some of the most advanced technology. Even so the American people should have a right to at least try a demo of the game. We wait and wait for the hopes of getting a chance to play this game and expericing a new evolution of the DBZ world. I have planned to join the game making works and like to please the people by giving them result estimated due dates and web feed and videos of how it is coming along. The game work is doing fine as far as I can tell the hack level is low so that is good and it should be close to a release. I am hoping that you all read this all that agree and want to contact me you can catch me on yahoo under killashadows.

    By: Ja’Darius Davis (yahoo: killashadows@yahoo.com)
    Age : 15 1/2

  • phillippham09
    June 12, 2010
    #9

    well it’s not coming out at 2010 but i think it’s coming out at 2011
    (hoping and waiting)

  • MzKing
    June 13, 2010
    #10

    “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”? so if this game become famous, they will make Amerika/Europe version? what?!! this game has been so famous!! every one knows dragonball… its like legendary anime!!! any one want to play it even they want to: study korean/japan, buy Account,and so much more!!

  • Richar than you
    June 15, 2010
    #11

    what they have to like it before we can play it

  • Gotehagetanks
    June 28, 2010
    #12

    Who cares,I have an acc and the dumb ones will make it when the Japan release it !

  • ultragohan
    June 29, 2010
    #13

    So if they don’t like it we can’t play it!!! :mad:

  • Cruss
    June 30, 2010
    #14

    A problem about releasing this game around this time is the fact that Dragon Ball is very very old in Japan and the rest of Asia. Most people who watched it are now in there 20+ maybe even 30s by now.

    But in NA and EU Dragon Ball isn’t all that old and most fan and viewers are in there teens, so it’s more likely people will play it here, but since it was so epic I’m sure it’ll be a success in Asia just as much as NA and EU.

  • bullskido
    July 4, 2010
    #15

    i think the namco doing the international release thing wrong, the test in korea and japan will be successfull. But i think the test will take 1 year to be sure and in 2011 there will be a lot of grand MMO’s like Star Wars The Old Republic, so if you wont release the game in 2010 you cant make any succes in any other country after Japan and Korea in 2011. This is my opinion and it is very optimistic, please make your game plans carefully because we all love dragon ball so much that we dont want to lose it.

  • canoncanoncanon
    July 5, 2010
    #16

    well i guess it’s ok… i can’t say i’m waiting cuz, i saw this game was comming out like 5 years algo, then i totally forgot about it lol and now i remembered it again sooo i’ll forget again and i’m pretty sure next time i remember IT WON’T BE RELEASED

  • dragon king
    July 5, 2010
    #17

    hurry up bandi this game going to rock we need a game like this something new im tired of play the same character over and over

  • dragon king
    July 5, 2010
    #18

    they i need to make it for ps3 and xbox 360 and the will shit its been 13 years since they made any new on dbz yea the re master the games over a over so this online game they make is new it will be good if they do it right this game going to be fun just making the character s on the game so bandai hurry up a make a choice

  • sogdog
    July 6, 2010
    #19

    they should definetly release DBO in America and i bet there will be more people playing it. i guess we have to wait for the American version to come out, but could there at least be a release date so we know. it’s going to be fucking awsome.

  • Demonboypro
    July 6, 2010
    #20

    1st off Come on Korea/Japan SAY IT’S GOOD!
    2nd Its already one of the most popular games (even before it had a beta)
    3rd Korea/Japan should play first because they have more technology and DBZ did originate in China
    4th if you’ve waited 10 years for it you can wait 1 more for Korea/Japan to vote yes *and i do know they will vote yes how could you not?*

  • lordcrowsd
    July 7, 2010
    #21

    the suspense is tearing me apart!

  • krillin353
    July 13, 2010
    #22

    it takes allready 6 years
    so the game would look older that they had in mind
    but still i will play it becaus dragonball Z is just awsom!

  • bones556
    July 13, 2010
    #23

    fuck the japeneese they hardy ever play games there becaus hardly most of them dont have computers

  • Kaivin
    July 15, 2010
    #24

    AWWW MAN HURRY UP PLZ I CANT WAIT NO MORE!!!!! I WANT TO PLAY ALREADY!!!!

  • Capper3
    July 20, 2010
    #25

    im in europe and i’m teen and i love dragonball i want to play online version but i cant plz bandai make it quick we cant wait in europe!!

  • trunkspunks
    July 21, 2010
    #26

    when does the game come out in the usa

  • super saiyan
    July 23, 2010
    #27

    wow i watched dragon ball and dragon ball z as a little kid now im high school there first coming out with this now and why isnt there a demo they came out with an english patch but there are few english people playing it in japan or korea

  • majin uub
    July 28, 2010
    #28

    a year is to long to wait and plus since the graphics are about 10 year old i dont see how it will be that great any ways. in 2011 there will be better online mmo`s I CANT WAIT FOR THAT LONG NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  • caleb
    July 28, 2010
    #29

    the reason they need to test it is because if it fails here they wont make any money
    also ive been waiting for so god dam long im starting to lose hope
    ive been watching this show senses i could talk
    ive got every season on DVD
    com on how much fucking longer

  • Talismen
    July 29, 2010
    #30

    Hey whats the point of having an English patch if its not yet released in any English speaking countries (as the main language)?

  • Goku
    July 30, 2010
    #31

    so what’s uppppppppppppppppp? december 2009? old news…aren’t there any up to date…jeez.

    We’ve waited too long.

  • robert
    July 30, 2010
    #32

    realease the game allready! we europeans and the americans like dragon ball more than asians.

  • Tajtiman
    August 20, 2010
    #33

    well thats sad, how can they decide after asian testings.. they should release atleast a demo in the usa and eu to check how do ppl like it. +since lotro going to be free and prolly wow will be free too, + Diablo3 is coming too, they have to make this free to play.

  • khegn
    August 21, 2010
    #34

    I hope this game comes to the Philippines.

  • Ike
    August 21, 2010
    #35

    I hope the game comes out soon!

  • StargateWorlds
    August 25, 2010
    #36

    I bet you all 100% that they wont release it until DragonBall Z kai is over with in the USA

  • Kajuno
    August 25, 2010
    #37

    release the god damn game this is bullshit we are all sick of waiting and everyone needs to stop saying japan and korea have better technoligy the fact is they do not thats why most of the smart japanese and koreans come here also clearly we have mroe money than korea does like come on you know why mitsubishi’s are sold here because we can afford them stop dicking around and start selling it here look how much blizzard makes every year

  • josh
    August 28, 2010
    #38

    well here it is august 28 2010 and no news, plenty of olds, but no news. whoever said no news is good news is obviously not a dragon ball fan. i mean after what they did with the movie and now this. my love for dragon ball is slowly fading and i never thought i would have to say that. still i have hope, i know, i know the movie sucked but i still enjoyed it cause they tried i mean they butchered the story, but its proof of concept. if you ask me instead of a sequel they they should rehash it. its like the hulk, first movie SUCKED, second attempt infinitely better. now i say that to say this, much like the movie this game is proof of concept even though the producers have apparently no desire to update news or give a clear dipiction of what to expect as an “american” who is emotionally invested in this franchise should not mean the end of hope for an entire fan base. although i write this with a heavy heart and my own enthousiasm flickering from a raging fire to a smoldering piece of coal i cant help but wonder if the fire cant be lit once more. the only hope that remains is that someone with the power to address the problem i have with the lack of respect for the fans and the will to push this game through to international audiences will find this post and and grant my wish* to see this game reach the world over.

    *preferably Shenron :)

  • 123schmoo
    August 28, 2010
    #39

    well, all you guys are going to have to wait. i mean unless your willing to go to korea/japan and protest or something. if you do, tell me how it goes.

  • Wolf
    August 30, 2010
    #40

    I agree.. I’d like to see this hit the US. I keep visiting the site to see when we’re getting it… and Hey!.. I’m American and Asian! So I like it more than everyone!.. :P , You guys are right about the age group I’m sure alot of us DBZ fans are “Older” guys.. for example I’m in my late 30’s.

  • phantomlord123
    August 30, 2010
    #41

    can you guys give the exact release date because 2010 tbm is really really useless

  • vegeta
    August 30, 2010
    #42

    hurry up asians and koreans

  • philippe
    September 1, 2010
    #43

    give us the exact release date

  • Fuck this
    September 1, 2010
    #44

    You could just play when japan comes out wit it. I mean they. Probably wont make u type in a korean ssn. Right?

  • Ac3Gr
    September 5, 2010
    #45

    How long we have to wait ?!?!?!?!?!?!?! :(

  • olfi7
    September 6, 2010
    #46

    so…guys good news im lucky enough to live in asia :D yes yes…the game is…AWESOME…but its still laggy i can say tht it is a succes they even make fan clubs
    there will be lots of awesome things i heard they are trying to do so make your own clans/teams :) the graphics are good as u propably seen from YouTube.com :) )
    im waiting for english version i might even help translating :) ))))) c u soon in the game my nick will be olfi7 :)

  • KaelenOfTheWolves
    September 8, 2010
    #47

    i suggest learning korean or japanese o.o’

  • die
    September 10, 2010
    #48

    know what he can go eat a dick I’M STILL WAITING!! STILL?!?!?!?!?! STI LL!!!!!! HURRY THE FUCK UP

  • Trunks from Canada
    September 11, 2010
    #49

    Honestly so many people cant wait for this. not just people on the forums here. its gonna be a hit if they release it already!

  • pancakemix
    September 11, 2010
    #50

    your all just flaming because your waiting, and impatient. if your not willing to spend $20 dollars for an activated account, you can wait for a very soon japan release, which should be super easy to make/ activate an account, once someone makes a step by step, page on it, i can’t read Japanese, and some stuff is not copyable “woah copyable is a word” on these websites to google translate. so its a matter of months, if you actually put effort into it.