The Dragon Ball Sparking Zero release date has been revealed, and fans can expect a return to large-scale arena fighting reminiscent of the popular Budokai Tenkaichi series.

The next installment injects fresh energy into the Dragon Ball universe, focusing on epic clashes and a vast roster of playable characters.

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Developed by Bandai Namco, Sparking Zero promises to capture the essence of past entries while offering a modern take on the fighting experience.

Players can expect intense battles that showcase the series’ signature power and speed, along with a deep selection of fighters to master.

What is Dragon Ball Sparking Zero?

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Sparking Zero isn’t just a new fighting game; it’s a revival of a beloved gameplay style. The Budokai Tenkaichi series carved a niche in the Dragon Ball fighting game scene.

These titles boast one of the most extensive character selections ever seen in a fighting game, allowing players to step into the shoes of the iconic heroes and villains and a plethora of side characters and obscure fighters from the vast Dragon Ball universe.

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Sparking Zero takes that philosophy and injects it with modern sensibilities.

Players can expect a return to the large-scale, 3D battlefields where they can unleash devastating combos, launch opponents through destructible environments, and experience the thrill of large-scale Dragon Ball battles.

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero release date

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Dragon Ball Sparking Zero’s official release date is October 11, 2024.

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero platforms and how to preorder

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The game is available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

How to preorder Dragon Ball Sparking Zero

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Pre-orders are now open on all platforms.

Depending on your platform, head to your preferred digital storefront. We’ve listed down the stores where you can secure your digital copy.

PlayStation store
Microsoft store
PC (Steam)

Various editions are available, and players can secure their copy and potentially gain access to bonus characters.

Preorder bonusesAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailable
Base gameYesYesYesYes
Season pass (DLCs 1, 2, and 3)YesYesYesYes
Summon Shenron (Season pass bonus content)YesYesYesYes
Goku Super costume with power poleNoYesYesYes
Emote voice setNoYesYesYes
2 player card backgroundsNoYesYesYes
1 customization itemNoYesYesYes
Anime song and BGM Pack 1 (11 tracks)NoNoYesNo
Anime song and BGM Pack 2 (11 tracks)NoNoYesNo
Exclusive dioramaNoNoNoYes
Metallic bookmarkNoNoNoYes
Exclusive cardsNoNoNoYes
Summon Super ShenronNoYesYesYes

The Deluxe Edition includes just the base game, but when it launches, you’ll have access to all the characters.

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The Ultimate Edition and Sound Ultimate Edition include the game and a season pass, which gives players access to additional playable characters that will be released after launch.

For the ultimate experience, there’s the Ultimate Edition, which includes the game, the season pass, and cool physical goodies like art books and figures.

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero preorder bonuses

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Players who preorder the game will get to unlock the game three days earlier than its October 11, 2024 release, along with six playable characters, and an additional exclusive character.

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