Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden
DBZ Extreme Butoden (NA)
North American box art
Developer(s) Arc System Works
Publisher(s) Bandai Namco Games
Platform(s) 3DS platform icon
Classification(s) Nintendo-network-icon
Genre(s) 2D fighting

05ESRB - T  03PEGI 12  01CERO A  03USK 12  02Australian Classification Board - PG

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Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (JP) is a 2D sprite-based Dragon Ball Fighting game for the 3DS developed by Arc System Works and released in 2015.


The gameplay is typical of a 2D fighter. The two players choose their character and 4 assists. The two then duke it out until the other player loses all their health.

The roster isn't balanced with some characters far exceeding the base characters.

Story Mode


These are the 25 playable characters. The SSJ stands for Super Saiyan.

  • Goku (Base)
  • Teen Gohan (Base)
  • Krillin
  • Nappa
  • Raditz
  • Piccolo
  • Frieza (Final Form)
  • Ginyu
  • Vegeta (Base)
  • SSJ Future Trunks
  • SSJ Vegeta
  • SSJ Goku
  • Perfect Cell
  • SSJ2 Teen Gohan
  • Android 18
  • Majin Buu
  • SSJ Adult Gohan
  • Adult Gohan (Ultimate)
  • SSJ God Goku
  • SSJ Gotenks
  • Kid Buu
  • LSSJ Broly
  • Bardock
  • Beerus
  • SSJGSS Goku - Only unlocked via playing the demo

In addition, there are over 100 assists that players can mix and match to use in a fight.


If there is save-data from Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2, the player unlocks Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta.

First-run copies include a download code for Dragon Ball Z Super Butōden 2, a Super Famicom game ported to the 3DS