Well, here’s another one of these campaigns. You know what we’re taking about – IP infringement clear and simple. With that said, unlike some, it doesn’t look like the developer Chris Martin is attempting to outright scam with Dragon Ball Z: Rebirth of Legends. Their lead in sentence of “As a child alot of us can remember the dragon ball z saga and how much joy it gave us” seems honest. Many do recall watching Dragon Ball Z and loving every minute of it. However, that is a brand owned by Manga Entertainment in Europe. As for the video game realm, Bandai Namco has the license, not Chris Martin.
The saddest aspect of Dragon Ball Z: Rebirth of Legends is not the fact that it’s absolutely devoid of any information aside from a foggy concept (but that’s majorly distressing on its own). It’s the fact that general folks still fail to recognize that big, established properties are not theirs to profit off of. Sure, there’s some wiggle room with parody, or even free fan-created works, but it is not okay to ask for money for a new Dragon Ball Z video game out of nowhere. Even if he were magically granted the rights, which wouldn’t happen, this campaign is practically blank and therefore fails at drawing interest other than from skeptics such as ourselves.
Weirdly enough, even the backer rewards fail to even offer a copy of Dragon Ball Z: Rebirth of Legends. The single tier of approximately $2 grants updates about development. Although the goal is sub $2000, it’s painfully obvious funding is nothing but a pipe dream on this one.