Why Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission is releasing in the west
Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission is a notable entry in the franchise. For the first time, Bandai Namco is bringing a game in the sub-series west. North America and Europe will both be getting it on April 5, which matches up with the timing of the Japanese launch.
Masayuki Hirano, who is worked on the Dragon Ball game franchise, spoke about the decision to offer Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission in the west during the Dragon Ball Games – Super Showcase earlier this week. He noted the following:
“Since the 3DS days, we published 3 titles on the 3DS and we always wanted to release the title outside of Japan as well. With the advent of the Switch hardware, and Heroes reaching a new stage from Dragon Ball Heroes to ‘Super’ Dragon Ball the timing matched perfectly here with the right environment. I received questions about Heroes. We’ve been listening to the voices of fans, and even during Xenoverse interviews, so I’m happy to say that we can finally release this brand. We would like to release this game on the Switch and also on PC so that as many people as possible can play it around the world. And this one will surpass that.”
Dragon Ball Heroes started out in the arcades about a decade ago. Until this latest entry, 3DS was the only other platform the series appeared on.