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Dragon Ball Online
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Developer(s) NTL Inc.
Bird Studio / Shueisha
Publisher(s) KOR CJ Internet Corporation
JP Namco Bandai Games
TW Cayenne Tech
Director(s) Koji Takamiya (creative director)
Designer(s) Akira Toriyama (supervisor)
Composer(s) Yūzō Koshiro
Platform(s) Windows
Release date(s)

KO February 5, 2010
TW TBA
JP TBA
NA / EU TBA

Genre(s) Fantasy
Science-Fiction
Action
MMORPG
Mode(s) Multiplayer
System requirements CPU: Pentium 4 2.4GHz,

RAM: 1GB

Dragon Ball Online (ドラゴンボールオンライン Doragon Bōru Onrain?, Korean: 드래곤볼 온라인) (officially abbreviated as DBO) is a massive multiplayer online role-playing game being developed simultaneously in Japan and South Korea by NTL, set in the Dragon Ball universe, first introduced by the Dragon Ball Japanese manga in 1984. Dragon Ball Online takes place on Earth, 216 years after the events at the conclusion of the Dragon Ball manga series. A beta testing of Dragon Ball Online was initially announced to begin in South Korea during the summer of 2007 with a Japanese beta to soon follow,[1] but has been delayed and was slated for the second half of 2009.[2] In March 2009, it was announced that TBWA\Korea obtained the marketing rights for Dragon Ball Online and would run a full-scale marketing campaign from April to August 2009.[3]

Series creator Akira Toriyama has a great deal of creative control over the project, both contributing to and supervising the story and art design, including character and location arrangements.[4] It has been stated that Toriyama has been working on character designs for this project for the last five years.[2]

Contents

Story

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 Namekians taking refuge on Earth, the arrival of what appear to be Yardrats in the Southern Galaxy, and most recently, a gulf forming in time.

The conflict of the story behind Dragonball Online is fueled by a villainous organization known as the Dark Eye (闇の目玉 Yami no Medama), which is led by a mysterious individual. The motives of the Dark Eye revolve around obtaining Goku's DNA through assimilating Freeza and the Red Ribbon Army's remnants, and hope to achieve their goals through time travel and mind control. Mind controlled victims of the Dark Eye are characterized by a green gem marked with an X that rests in their forehead.

The Dark Eye's meddling with time primarily includes attempting to alter the events that occurred during the manga in order to gain new recruits by way of mind control. As the player, you are encouraged to go back in time through leaks caused by the Dark Eye to preserve these events. The characters you play as are from an unknown time period who were unwillingly pulled into one of these time leaks and ends up in the Age 1000 with no possibility of return.

It is worth noting that Dragon Ball Online ignores the events of Dragon Ball GT, and even appears to contradict some aspects of the anime filler (for example, the Yardrats, who did not appear in the manga, look completely different in DBO and the Dragon Ball Z anime).

Gameplay

As with other MMORPG's, player's 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. It is speculated that players may also be able to participate in "Timemachine Missions", in which they will receive guidance from Time Patrol Trunks (タイム・パトロール・トランクス Taimu Patorōru Torankusu?) AKA Future Trunks, in order to travel back in time and take part in notable aspects of the Dragon Ball history.

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Playable Races and Classes

The three playable races and their selectable classes.

Human

  • Martial Artist (武道家 무도인?, Budōka) - Fighters who specialize in martial arts, comparable to characters like Yamcha and Krillin.[1] After you are lvl 30 you can become either Swordsmaster or Poleman in which case you will learn skills using sword if you are a swordsman or poles if you are a poleman. When you reach lvl 50 you can become a Super Saiyan, by wishing it to Shen Long after getting the 7 Dragon Balls.
  • Spiritualist (気功家 기공사?, Kikōka) - Mystics who specialize in spiritual techniques, like Chiaotzu and Tien.[1]
  • Engineer (엔지니어?, Enjinia) - Mechanics and inventors who build weapons and utilize technology, much like Bulma.[1]

Namekian (Such as Piccolo or Dende, from planet Namek)

  • Dragon Clan (竜族 용족?, Ryūzoku) - Members of the Namekian support caste which have special abilities including healing, such as Dende.[1]
  • Warrior (戦士 전사?, Senshi) - Members of the Namekian warrior caste, which includes Piccolo and Nail.[1]

Majin (Like Majin Buu, the magical form created by Bibidi)

  • Wonder Majin (異魔人 의마인?, Imajin) - Majin that, like the spiritualists, rely primarily on their spiritual techniques.
  • Mighty Majin (大魔人 대마인?, Daimajin) - Tough skinned warriors with an abundance of close ranged and tank based techniques.

Beta Testing

Open in Korea

References

External links


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