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Dragon Ball Z 2 V
DBZ2V Cover
Developer(s) Dimps
Publisher(s) JPBandai
Series Budokai series
Release date(s) JP February 5, 2004
Genre(s) Action, Fighting
Rating(s) CERO: A
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Media DVD-R
Arcade sound system(s) Stereo
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Dragon Ball Z 2 V is a Japanese-exclusive, revamped version of the PlayStation 2 video game Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2. Only 2,000 lucky V-Jump readers in Japan had the chance to own the game.[1]



The V-Jump article announcing the details of Dragon Ball Z 2 V

Around the time of the release of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 (known as Dragon Ball Z 2 in Japan), V-Jump announced their limited edition version of the game entitled Dragon Ball Z 2 V (The "V" standing for V-Jump). V-Jump announced only 2,000 lucky readers would receive the game. One of the game's most talked-about features was the ability to use as Cooler as an alternate costume for Frieza. This was featured in the magazine, and even in the game cover where a purple silhouette of Cooler appears next to the "D" of the Dragon Ball Z logo. The introduction of a movie character to the game served as an precedent for Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3.

One of the game's most interesting features is the 100% completion at start. All capsules, characters, and stages are unlocked from the beginning. Another interesting difference from Budokai 2 is the game's manual: the manual's art is similar to the boxart but in a style which resembles the 2002-2005 Kanzenban covers of the Dragon Ball manga.

Changes from Budokai 2


Frieza (in his Cooler alternate costume) fighting Majin Cell

  • Frieza has three new skins available: Cooler, Kuriza, and Majin Frieza
  • Cell has Majin Cell available for use as an alternative skin
  • The World Martial Arts Tournament stage has the V-Jump logo on the floor
  • The game begins at 100% completion, with all capsules and characters unlocked
  • Saving is unavailable
  • The title screen is slightly different

Playable characters

Returning characters


Majin Cell vs. Majin Frieza

New characters



  • Tiencha
  • Super Buu (Vegeta absorbed, Cell absorbed, Frieza absorbed, Tien & Yamcha absorbed)
  • Gokule

Exclusive costume characters

  • Frieza:
  • Cell:


  • This is considered the rarest Dragon Ball video game, since only 2,000 people own an original copy of it.
  • When changing Frieza's costume, if you select Cooler, his name changes to "クウラ", Cooler's Japanese name respectfully. However when changing to Kuriza his name remains "フリーザ" (Frieza's Japanese name) instead of changing to "クリザ" (Kuriza's).
  • Using the "Metal Capsule" makes Frieza appear in his Mecha Frieza form, a Meta-Cooler instead of Cooler, and Kuriza in his Final Form. Majin Frieza will remain unchanged.



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