Bandai Namco has revealed a new Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi game.
Yesterday, the publisher released a short teaser trailer for the game, running less than a minute, that highlights footage from previous Budokai Tenkaichi games before showcasing what appears to be the new one. In the footage of the new game, we see Goku powering up. And then the words, “Get Ready For Battle” and “A New Sparking Begins” appear on screen.
Check it out in the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi teaser trailer for yourself below:
As you can see, the game might be called, in some variation, Dragon Ball Sparking (that’s what the tweet calls it if you use Twitter’s built-in translate function, too). But regardless, the trailer ends with “A New Budokai Tenkaichi” begins, quelling any doubt that this is a new game in the series that has laid dormant for 16 years. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 was released in 2007.
The teaser trailer doesn’t indicate if this is Budokai Tenkaichi 4 or something else but it’s exciting nonetheless to see that Bandai Namco hasn’t forgotten about the series. It is somewhat surprising to see this announcement, though, considering Dragon Ball FighterZ exists. Budokai Tenkaichi is a fighting game series as well but to see a new one before a sequel to FighterZ, which was released in 2018, is something I imagine not many people could have predicted.
While waiting to learn more about this Budokai Tenkaichi game, read Game Informer’s Dragon Ball FighterZ review.
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