Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe S.A.S. blasted global audiences with a Kamehameha by announcing DRAGON BALL: Sparking! ZERO – the first entry to the DRAGON BALL Z: BUDOKAI TENKAICHI series in more than 15 years.

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 arenas. DRAGON BALL: Sparking! ZERO is coming exclusively to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam.

“After more than 15 years, we are happy to bring one of the most beloved DRAGON BALL game franchises to new heights, giving players what they have been waiting for while introducing it to a whole new generation,” said Arnaud Muller, CEO at Bandai Namco Europe. “DRAGON BALL Z: BUDOKAI TENKAICHI pioneered 3D action battles 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.”

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!.

With this official trailer my hype level for this latest entry in the TENKAICHI series is over 9000 (I had to). Seeing this series return with a lick of new paint and bursting with even more characters is thrilling. Let’s just hope it lives up to the lofty legacy of those who came before. I have a sneaking suspicion it will work out though. The trailer just looks so spine-tinglingly intense. Shoutout to the insane Saiyan Broly who gets his moment in the sun.

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