Updated on June 9, 1:30 p.m. (GMT+8): Added official release date.

Introducing the Dragon Ball Sparking Zero characters!

Welcome to the electrifying world of Dragon Ball Sparking Zero, the latest addition to the Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi series.

Developed by Spike Chunsoft and published by Bandai Namco, this 3D fighting game pays homage to the iconic manga series the legendary Akira Toriyama created.

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Though the long-running Dragon Ball franchise, which began in 1986, boasts possibly the largest cast in all of manga and anime, Dragon Ball Sparking Zero stands out with a whopping roster of over 100 playable characters.

Let’s explore the Dragon Ball Sparking Zero world, its gameplay mechanics, and how it fits into the rich legacy of the Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi series.

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero gameplay

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero key visual from the Bandai Namco's website
Credit: Bandai Namco, Spike Chunsoft

Engage in heart-pounding, high-speed 3D battles that stay true to the anime and video game series, with authentic Dragon Ball Z visuals and iconic combat moves like beam clashes, rush attacks, and planet-razing ultimate attacks.

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The game features a behind-the-back third-person camera perspective, offering a dynamic view of the action.

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Unique to Sparking Zero is the treatment of special forms as their characters, each with distinct stats, move-sets, and fighting styles. 

Step into an arena that reacts to your every action. The environment responds with stunning realism as you transform or unleash your most devastating attacks. Leave a trail of destruction in your wake as you battle to your heart’s content.

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero release date

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero Super Trunks key visual from the Bandai Namco's website
Credit: Bandai Namco, Spike Chunsoft

The game’s official release date is on October 11, 2024.

All Dragon Ball Sparking Zero characters

The Budokai Tenkaichi series has a history of offering an expansive roster.

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero roster of playable characters
Credit: Bandai Namco, Spike Chunsoft
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Its predecessor, Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3, released in 2007, boasted a roster of 98 characters and 161 forms for players to choose from.

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Anticipated to surpass its predecessor, Dragon Ball Sparking Zero is expected to feature an even larger roster. At the time of writing, we are aware of 48 confirmed playable characters.

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CHARACTERFORMSRETURNING OR NEW CHARACTER
Android 17Returning
Android 18Returning
BergamoGiant formReturning
BrolyWrathfulReturning
Super Saiyan BrolyFull PowerNew
BurterNew
CellPerfect formReturning
DyspoNew
FriezaFinal formReturning
HitNew
GokuBase
Super Saiyan
Sper Saiyan 2
Super Saiyan 3
Returning
JeiceNew
JirenReturning
KakunsaNew
Super Saiyan KaleBerserkNew
KrillinReturning
Majin BuuInnocent formReturning
Master RoshiMax powerNew
NappaNew
PiccoloReturning
Tien ShinhanReturning
TopReturning
ToppoNew
TrunksFuture Super SaiyanReturning
Super TrunksNew
Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z)Base
Great Ape
Super Saiyan
Super Saiyan 2
Super Vegeta
Returning
Vegeta (Dragon Ball Super)Base
Super Saiyan
Super Saiyan God
Returning
YamchaReturning
BeerusNew
GohanAdultReturning
VidelReturning
GohanFutureReturning
GohanFuture Super SaiyanReturning
GohanKidReturning
Master RoshiReturning
TrunksSwordReturning
TrunksSword Super SaiyanReturning
WhisNew
TrunksKidReturning
CauliflaReturning
GotenKidReturning
KaleReturning
GotenksReturning
KelfaReturning
GogetaReturning
VegitoReturning
Fusued ZamatsuReturning

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero platforms

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The game is for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Steam.

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero trailer





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