A demo for the upcoming Dragon Ball game “Raging Blast” is now available for download on both the PS3 and XBOX 360 (in North America). It only allows a single player battle against the CPU with Goku, Piccolo or Raditz. It contains English voices and only allows one battle before going back to the Title Screen.
Also, the official website “Dragon Battlers” has updated it with a profile for Super Saiyan 3 Vegeta.
Another interesting note is that IGN made a top 25 Anime Characters list and two from Dragon Ball have made their way to that list. Vegeta lands the 21st spot while Goku has made his way to the top at number one. View that list by following this link. Here’s some quotes from IGN…
Before so many others picked up the same gimmick, he was the original unmitigated bastard. When you wonder about the appeal of a Light Yagami or Lelouch Lamperouge, consider that the prince of the Saiyans was a fan favorite years before they came on the scene. Vegeta’s so arrogant he reckons himself superior to most of the population of the galaxy, and he’d probably look down at the rest of the universe if he happened to meet anyone from that far away.
He came around a bit, though, which is a big part of his appeal. He never quite became Mr. Nice Guy, but Bulma certainly did her best to civilize the big lug. There’s something to be said for a hero with just a touch of a bad guy in him, and by the end that describes Vegeta to a tee.
There’s a brief movement during the Dragon Ball Z saga where Goku goes and dies. (The dying part wasn’t actually all that big a deal, though, since the Z Fighters died and came back about as often as the X-Men, and with as many lasting consequences.) Dead, Goku travels directly to the afterlife, where he greets King Kai – for all intents and purposes, God – and asks for the chance to train in martial arts beneath him, learning directly from the Almighty.
Not long after completing a training session alongside our hero, Kai has a chat with a few of his fellow deities. Goku, reckons the King, is the most powerful being in the universe. He is a match for King Kai himself and then some, able to perfect fighting techniques that Kai never could, and might well destroy all that is if he isn’t very careful with his massive in-born powers.
Japanese animation has given us plenty of bad-asses, but not very many could have beaten up God and then blown up the universe for an encore. Ladies and gentlemen, Son Goku.