BANDAI NAMCO Europe S.A.S. has announced that the DRAGON BALL Games Battle Hour 2022, an online event broadcasted live around the world (certain countries and regions excluded), will be held on February 19th & 20th, 2022, with the support of SHUEISHA Inc. and TOEI ANIMATION Co. LTD. The event will be held during these two slots in Europe (CET):
- February 19th, 2022 from 01:00 a.m. to 06:00 a.m.
- February 19th, 2022 from 06:00 p.m. to 02:00 a.m. on February 20th, 2022
After a first successful edition that was held in February 2021, this year’s DRAGON BALL Games Battle Hour will be packed with even more news on the best the DRAGON BALL franchise has to offer, from manga to animation or from videogames to action figures.
A budokai tenkaichi to beat them
During the event, there will be several competitions and show matches happening. On DRAGON BALL FighterZ, the “World Championship” will be held to determine the world’s No. 1 player among the winners of the “Regional Finals,” a tournament featuring the top-ranked players from Europe, Japan, and North America.
For DRAGON BALL SUPER CARD GAME, there will be a dream match between the winner of the “World Championship 2021” and the winner from the previous DRAGON BALL Games Battle Hour. As for DRAGON BALL LEGENDS, a special program will be delivered again. A SUPER DRAGON BALL HEROESspecial event will pit 6 players from Japan against each other, separated into two teams for 3 vs 3 battles.
There will also be several initiatives in the event’s “Online Arena”. A multiple-choice quiz tournament based on DRAGON BALL Z DOKKAN BATTLE and DRAGON BALL LEGENDS hosted by the development team. A “DBXV2 Super Fashion Show” will see the top 16 fashion leaders in DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 showcasing their work.
So much Dragon Ball
Along with these events, people can look for more information on several DRAGON BALL projects. As such, there will be the latest information on DRAGON BALL SUPER: SUPER HERO, the upcoming movie in which Akira Toriyama is fully participating.
DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS will also be part of the event with the producer from the game playing and giving some explanation about the recently announced title. “Dokkan DATA 2022” will be a program looking back at the seven years since the launch of DRAGON BALL Z DOKKAN BATTLE and sharing some data about how players have been playing the game and its history.
While there will be lots of new info and content on DRAGON BALL games and other products, that’s not all. “How to” photos will be made showing viewers how to take the best shots of their favourite “Dragon Stars Series” and “S.H.Figuarts” action figures.
A master of Chinese cuisine will take the stage and recreate dishes from DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT in the special cooking program “KAKAROT COOKING”. Two sculptors will create figures of Goku and Vegeta in real-time during the “DRAGON BALL Games Battle Hours MASTERPIECE FUSION”, and various characters from DRAGON BALL will be brought to life using various objects like balloons, Rubik’s Cube, and Japanese-style lunch boxes in the “DRAGON BALL ART CHALLENGE”