Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 4 Renamed Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero

Bandai Namco Entertainment has blasted Dragon Ball fans waiting for Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 4 with a Kamehameha by announcing a renamed Budokai Tenkaichi sequel now titled Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero.

It’s the first new entry to the main Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi series in more than 17 years, back when it came out with 480p resolution support on PS2 and Wii! It may be even more mind-blowing to hear this sequel will have a UHD 4K resolution on PS5, Xbox Series X & PC (Steam)!

Engage in exhilarating 3D action battles with exceptional visual fidelity, fighting arenas with destructible environments, and an incredible roster of DRAGON BALL fighters

Main Characters Roster:

  • Android #17
  • Android #18
  • Bergamo
  • Broly
  • Cell
  • Frieza
  • Goku (Z – Early)
  • Goku (Z – Mid)
  • Super Saiyan Goku (Z – Mid)
  • Goku (Z – End)
  • Super Saiyan Goku (Z – End)
  • Super Saiyan 2 Goku (Z – End)
  • Super Saiyan 3 Goku (Z – End)
  • Goku (Super)
  • Super Saiyan Goku (Z – Mid)
  • Super Saiyan God Goku (Super)
  • Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku (Super)
  • Krillin
  • Majin Buu
  • Piccolo
  • Tien
  • Trunks (Future)
  • Vegeta (Z – Scouter)
  • Great Ape Vegeta
  • Vegeta (Z – Early)
  • Super Saiyan Vegeta (Z – Early)
  • Super Vegeta
  • Vegeta (Z – End)
  • Super Saiyan Vegeta (Z – End)
  • Super Saiyan 2 Vegeta (Z – End)
  • Majin Vegeta
  • Vegeta (Super)
  • Super Saiyan Vegeta (Super)
  • Super Saiyan God Vegeta (Super)
  • Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Vegeta (Super)
  • Yamcha

So far only 14 characters in 36 froms (out of 164 froms total) have been revealed. For reference, Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (without Super) characters featured 98 characters in 161 forms.

Gameplay Reveal Trailers: In the debut trailer, which showcased in-game footage, revealed a visually stunning, authentic continuation of the BUDOKAI TENKAICHI series alongside faithful recreations of legendary characters and their special powers as they fight epic battles on massive and destructible fighting arenas.

DRAGON BALL: Sparking! ZERO – Announcement Trailer

See the second trailer next. It shows a rivalry that goes way back. Now let’s take it to the next level. Goku and Vegeta are back in DRAGON BALL: Sparking! ZERO.

DRAGON BALL: Sparking! ZERO – Goku VS Vegeta – Rivals Trailer

Developed by Spike Chunsoft, the developers behind the original BUDOKAI TENKAICHI series, DRAGON BALL: Sparking! ZERO brings the series forward to a new era by harnessing the power of Unreal Engine 5 and pushing the envelope for gameplay and features in an arena brawler. DRAGON BALL: Sparking! ZERO also brings the franchise back to the original Japanese naming convention, where the original DRAGON BALL Z: BUDOKAI TENKAICHI was titled DRAGON BALL Z: Sparking!

“This is the DRAGON BALL fighting game players have been waiting for, bringing a new sequel for one of the most beloved game series based on the franchise to a new generation of players,” said Mike Chang, VP, Marketing and Digital Business, Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. “It has been more than 15 years since DRAGON BALL Z: BUDKAI TENKAICHI pioneered arena brawlers, and DRAGON BALL: Sparking! ZERO continues the legacy while adding new genre-defining features made possible only with the latest game platforms to deliver one of the most immersive anime game experiences of all time.”

The game’s gravity-defying fights promise to ‘shake the earth, break the heavens’, with each DRAGON BALL character’s signature destructive powers and Ki abilities showcased in stunning detail with damage capable of destroying entire parts of the arena.

PS: Developers, please add local couch co-op mode again! Tenkaichi 2 and 3 had so many fun split-screen battles that were had in the early 2000’s!

Are you excited for Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 4 Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero?