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Dragon Ball Z’s upcoming Budokai Tenkiachi game has officially been revealed as Sparking: Zero at The Game Awards 2023, with Goku, Vegeta, Broly, Frieza, and more confirmed as playable characters.
The Game Awards is currently happening right now and, alongside a bunch of awards being given out, we’re also getting brand new looks at upcoming games. One of the biggest surprises of the show so far is a new look at the next Budokai Tenkaichi game, which has been officially called Sparking: Zero.
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The trailer began by starting off in the wastelands and showing Goku and Vegeta doing their usual thing – fighting with a bunch of beam blasts and high-speed punches. We then get to see the two transform into their Super Saiyan Blue forms and face off against each other in more fast-paced action.
The name “Sparking: Zero” was rumoured to be the next Budokai Tenkiachi’s name for a while now, but some assumed that was just going to be the Japanese title. Turns out that it’s actually for all versions of the game.
After Goku and Vegeta’s fight, we get to see that Super’s version of Broly is a playable character, which confirms that Sparking: Zero is going to be taking from the most recent era of Dragon Ball. We also get quick glimpses at a couple of other characters, such as Tien, Frieza, Jirden, and Trunks, which seems to indicate a focus on a large playable roster like in previous games.
A lot of Dragon Ball fans were likely expecting to see Dragon Ball Sparking: Zero at Dragon Ball Game Battle Hour 2024 in January instead of at The Game Awards, but it made for a nice surprise considering how long it’s been since we last heard about it.
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