Bandai Namco Aims to Close the Gap Between Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle's Japanese and Western Updates

Usually Japanese mobile games are a couple versions ahead of their western counterparts, however Bandai Namco is working on fixing this for Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle.

July 27, 2017

When popular Japanese mobile games make their way to the west, the updates between versions are usually made at different times, leaving western fans to wait months before receiving content that Japanese players already have.

Bandai Namco’s Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle is no exception, although the updates are usually only two months behind. In a conversation with Producer Toshitaka Tachibana DualShockers asked if the gaps between version updates will be smaller in the future, Tachibana-san replied:

We are definitely trying to close the gap, but also take it on a different path. It will potentially be something that players outside of Japan will play Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle and not feel like they are at a disadvantage. We hope to provide a service that is different.

When asked if he could explain these plans further, Tachibana-san said, “Not in too much detail right now, but I guess an example would be when we released Broly in May. We hope that this will be a hint as to what’s to come first for the version outside of Japan.”

For more information about Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle, we will have the full interview up soon where we talking about mobile game development and the future of the future of the mobile series.

Azario Lopez

Azario Lopez has held multiple positions in the game's media industry. At DualShockers he focuses on providing coverage for niche and indie video games in the form of news updates, reviews, and interviews.

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