“Super Dragon Ball Heroes will end”: Dragon Ball Fans Are Furious With Producer Akai’s Upsetting Announcement

Fans are not too happy with the Dragon Ball's new upcoming arcade game.

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  • Dragon Ball, one of the world's most popular franchises, extends beyond anime, comics, and merchandise. There are numerous online video games in the franchise as well.
  • Dragon Ball Heroes is one such game that was released in 2010. Fans have been amused by this arcade trading card game for thirteen years.
  • Dragon Ball's official website just unveiled a new game called Dragon Ball Super Divers, which is three times the size of Super Dragon Ball Heroes.
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Dragon Ball, being one of the biggest franchises in the world, is not limited to just anime, manga, and merchandise. The series also has a bunch of online video games for PC, mobile, and other consoles that are based on the same universe with similar characters, offering fans a chance to use these characters in any way they want.

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Super Dragon Ball Heroes
Super Dragon Ball Heroes

One such game is Dragon Ball Heroes, which came out in 2010. It is an arcade trading card game that has been entertaining fans for thirteen years. Since its release, the game has gotten a lot of updates, with Super Dragon Ball Heroes being the best update ever that came out in 2016. However, according to recent announcements, the game has been discontinued.

Dragon Ball’s official website recently revealed that a new game called Dragon Ball Super Divers has been announced, which is three times bigger than Super Dragon Ball Heroes. According to producer Akai, the new game will replace Super Dragon Ball Heroes.

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Producer Akai Announces the End of Super Dragon Ball Heroes

Victory Uchida of the popular V-Jump magazine recently sat down with Producer Akai from Bandai and interviewed him about the upcoming new arcade card game by Dragon Ball. The interview was shared on the official Dragon Ball YouTube channel, and the major details about the game will be announced during the Jump Victory Carnival 2024.

However, Akai did explain that the new game is totally different from Super Dragon Ball Heroes in terms of aesthetics, cards, and rules. It has a better immersive experience of the Dragon Ball world, and while the game is still in development, other aspects like battles and the graphics of the game feel more real than Super Dragon Ball Heroes.

Dragon Ball Super Divers
Dragon Ball Super Divers

But the announcement of the new game came with sad news for Super Dragon Ball Heroes fans. Akai revealed that with the development of the Dragon Ball Super Divers, “Super Dragon Ball Heroes will end”. Even the cards from the previous game will not be usable for the new Dragon Ball Super Divers.

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Fans are Not Happy With Producer Akai’s Announcement

As soon as the news about the end of Super Dragon Ball Heroes hit the internet, fans became furious. The game has been going strong for thirteen years, and the sudden discontinuation has surely caused a streak of disappointment among Dragon Ball fans.

Dragon Ball Super Divers
Dragon Ball Super Divers

Also, it has been revealed that Super Dragon Ball Heroes will not receive any new updates regarding the mission, thus forcing people to migrate to Dragon Ball Super Divers after its release.

Fans went on to X (formerly Twitter) to share their disappointment with the announcement. Even though the new game is better, Super Dragon Ball Heroes has been entertaining fans for thirteen years, and the sudden end of the game is frustrating for fans.

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Although Super Dragon Ball Heroes is coming to an end after so long, producer Akai has stated that they are currently trying to create a new Super Dragon Ball Heroes mode in the new game which could in some way keep the legacy of the previous Dragon Ball game alive.

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