Dragon Ball Online is set in Age 1000, exactly 216 years after Goku left the 28th Tenkaichi Budokai to train Uub in Age 784, in Dragon Ball Z. During this period time, a number of notable events have occurred, including the appearance of a Majin race, the arrival of what appear to be Yardratians in the Southern Galaxy, and most recently, a gulf forming in time.The Earth has also been divided into pieces by a villainous organization known as the Dark Eye, which is led by a mysterious individual.
Playable Races and Classes
Martial Artist - Fighters who specialize in martial arts, comparable to characters like Yamucha, Kuririn, or Tenshinhan.
Spiritualist - Mystics who specialize in spiritual techniques, like Chaozu.
Engineer - Mechanics and inventors who build weapons and utilize technology, much like Bulma.
- Dragon Clan - Members of the Namekian support caste which have special abilities including healing, such as Dende or Kami.
- Warrior - Members of the Namekian warrior caste, which includes Piccolo and Nail.
- Strange Majin - Slender, evil-looking Majin who have a similar appearance to Majin Buu's original, pure form.
- Large Majin - Fat, happy-looking Majin who resemble Majin Buu's good form.
As with other MMORPGs, players control a character avatar within a persistent game world, where they will be able to explore the landscape, search for the Dragon Balls, train to compete in the Tenkaichi Budokai, aspiring to become like the warriors of legend, as well as interacting with NPCs as well as other players. As in most MMORPGs, players will be able to obtain money and experience which will allow them to level up and obtain new abilities. Players will also be able to participate in "Timemachine Quests", in which they will receive guidance from Time Patrol Trunks, in order to travel back in time and take part in notable aspects of the Dragon Ball history.
To date, three playable races have been announced: Human, Namekian, and Majin. Saiyans no longer exist in the world as of Age 1000, and will not appear as a playable race.Players will also be able to create their characters as children, allowing them to age over time, much like characters in the Dragonball series. A wide variety of skills appear to be available, including energy attacks such as the Kienzan or the Kamehameha. Players will additionally have access to weapons, including gloves, guns, and staves as well as to Bukujutsu, the ability to fly using chi energy.
The marriage system: is a system characterized by alternation of generations, where players can get married and have their children and they rely on their offspring to continue their adventures in the game. Players can only acquire new abilities through alternation of generations.
Q&A Time with the developers (exact translation)
Q: DBO development of our focus on the most part?
A: Dragon Ball with his famous charm of the original online game based on the representation of the player
is like a comic book to appear as if the main character in a mood to be tried. Therefore, like the famous
tower Karin location on the map and to implement the original and a variety of related content is available,
take advantage of.
Q：Dragon Ball is a game based on the consumer for many aircraft are being released,
as online gaming, this is a first. Consumer existing machines for the title and
differentiate where the point is?
A: Offline enjoyment in mind that unlike, MMORPG is one full, "World" to create the stamp.DBO
Consumer title to the existing character can only act like that, DBO players, "the main character
as a" carve one's own story about himself, I think the point of discrimination.
Q: DBO system of operation?
A: I mentioned in the original, easy-to-person play, adopt a simple navigation system. Basically, the
keyboard and mouse use, MMORPG standard to adopt a system of operation.
Q: Games billing system?
A: have yet to decide, in billing, fixed-rate and other possibilities under consideration. Many players
from the game feel free to enjoy our direction, I want to decide billing system. It is concrete and will be
Q: DBO Korean service, you start?
A: At this stage, "2008" can only be worked out, many fans are Dragon Ball, interest is high,
so careful consideration.
Dragonball Online coming to Xbox 360
The Dragonball universe and canon is one of the most well-known (though not loved) anime properties
in the otaku mind-share, and developer NTL looks to be capitalizing on that with plans for an MMO.
In beta testing since last summer, the game will be on 360 and PC and is expected to see release
overseas this year. Dragonball Online is set many many years after the story known by fans,
allowing plenty of room for the devs to craft some form of story and universe that allows all the
players to become powerful. From what little is currently known, the over-arching goals of
course involve collecting Dragonballs, as well as participating in martial arts tournaments. The
Dragonball franchise has plenty of fans in the west, but they'll have to wait out the possibly of
release outside of the Asian countries.