Dragon Ball: Origins 2 known in Japan as Dragon Ball DS 2: Charge! Red Ribbon Army (ドラゴンボールDS2 突撃! レッドリボン軍, Doragon Bōru Dī Esu Tsū Totsugeki! Reddo Ribon Gun) is a video game for the Nintendo DS based on Dragon Ball. The game was developed for the Nintendo DS by Game Republic and published by Namco Bandai. It was released in Japan on February 11, 2010, in America on June 22, 2010, and in Europe on July 2, 2010. It is the sequel to Dragon Ball: Origins.
The game was first announced by Namco Bandai the 20th of November, 2009. As follow-up to the original Dragon Ball: Origins, Dragon Ball: Origins 2 continues the story of series hero Goku’s early years as he and his friends search the world for the seven enchanted Dragon Balls. The new action-adventure game includes an array of features including the ability to play as different characters along the way and the option to team up with a friend for co-op multiplayer challenges.
In Dragon Ball: Origins 2, players battle through the Red Ribbon Army Sagaand the Fortuneteller Baba Saga covering Goku’s first encounters with the nefarious Red Ribbon Army up to the resurrection of Upa’s father, a member of the native tribe who serve as the guardians of the mystical Korin Tower. Players have the chance to play not only as Goku, but also the added variety of familiar faces he encounters as the journey progresses including Krillin, Bulma, Arale Norimaki, Android 8, and Yamcha, each with their own abilities and power-ups. The whimsical and beloved graphical style of the series comes to life as animated cut-scenes unfold the story.
A challenging mix of action and exploration awaits, as Goku and friends must use a wide range of skills to solve puzzles, find treasure chests, and defeat armies of baddies. A situation-based camera adapts with the changing gameplay to bring players closer to the action. An overhead view allows players a broad perspective as they jump, swing and charge through forests, underwater areas and more. Meanwhile, key boss battles switch to side-view to emphasize the signature fighting style of the Dragon Ball series. With support for both stylus and button input options, players are free to choose their preferred control style.
In addition to the single-player mode, two players can join up for satisfying co-op multiplayer challenges in the Survival Tower mode or exchange figures via a wireless local connection. By playing the single-player adventure, special multiplayer stages in the Survival Tower unlock and become available. Players are able to carry over their saved character from the single-player mode as they battle alongside friends in the co-op mode.