Source: http://www.myfavoritegames.comAs we hinted at yesterday, in the latest issue of Vjump it was officially announced that a new Dragonball video game is currently in production! Known currently as "Dragonball Online", the game will be a MMORPG released on the PC in 2007/2008. Complete with character designs by Akira Toriyama, it's being developed not in Japan, but (under license) in Korea! Currently planned to release in both countries. I've scanned in the full article from Vjump, which can be seen below:
According to the article, the game takes place apprx. 200 years after the end of Dragonball Z (year 1000 in the DBZ Universe // with year 784 being the end DBZ). DBO gives players a true MMORPG experience in the world of Dragonball. Things typically found in an MMORPG like character customization, free roaming (or whatever you call it --- free to explore and do what you want), interact with other players in the game, etc.
It's also explained that Dragonball Online allows gamers to "age their characters" (as shown with the images of Bulma and a Namekian in the 2 scans). More information as it unfolds!!
Plot: One day, during rigorous training, disaster strikes Planet Earth! The planet becomes divived into parts by a evil group known as the "Eye of Darkness". With the help of Future Trunks (who suddenly arrives to help), you set out on a journey to reclaim peace to Earth. On this adventure, you run into other players with the same goal. Together, overcoming your limits, and defeating the mysterious mastermind behind the Eye of Darkness.
I'd agree with you if this wasn't an mmo. However, it is. This isn't an action game. If this is anything like every other mmo out there, you're going to be pressing 1-0 quite a bit, and that's about as far as it'll go. Korean mmos are notorious for making you grind, so I might just avoid this altogether.That might be true, even though. The game itself is not even released yet and people already complain about it. Honestly, I myself don't really care about the plot. As long the game is fun to play, and as long as it interests me. Then the game is all fine. Gameplay is more important to me than a silly plot.