Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection contains the first and third games in the Budokai series, but it’s missing the second game in the series. This is for a good reason, according to Namco Bandai.
Speaking with Shack, senior global brand manager Jason Enos said the second game in the Budokai contained elements of gameplay, making it more than just “a straight-up fighting game.”
“When you look at the three games, one and three are actually more straight-up fighting games,” said Enos. “Two IS a fighting game, but it also introduced some other elements of gameplay that kind of broke off the fighting aspects a little bit.
“When we finally decided which games to go with, obviously fans love different ones, but we decided we would bookend the compilation because the first game set up the Budokai series, defined what it was, and the third game was a final resolution of the Budokai series.”
Enos said the collection will allow those without a backwards compatible PS3 to play the popular brawlers, and it will be the first time the series has landed on Xbox 360.
Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection releases on PS3 and Xbox 360 this winter.