New Dragon Ball Z game dated, renamed "Ultimate Tenkaichi"

Topic started by Daniel_Newton on July 6, 2011. Last post by LewisLongshanks 3 years ago.
Post by Daniel_Newton (3,182 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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The newest in the long line of Dragon Ball Z fighting games, previously known as Dragon Ball Game Project Age 2011, has received release dates and a new name, decided by the fans themselves.

Currently under development by Spike, developers of the Tenkaichi and Raging Blast games, Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi features destructible environments, an enhanced story mode and graphics based on the original manga series. While the game clearly draws from many aspects of past Spike-developed games, they are making changes to the battle system to make it more accessible to new players while retaining depth for the more hardcore fans. Among the biggest additions to the new story mode are boss battles with giant enemies, such as Great Ape Vegeta pictured above.

The full character roster hasn't yet been released, but considering the myriad of fighters available in previous games, there will likely be a wide variety to throw down with. Dragon Ball GT characters are also confirmed to appear in the game.

The new name was decided by fans after publisher Namco Bandai reached out through message boards and other social channels. The choices were: Tenkaichi Z, Saiyan Rising, Awakening Saiyans, Ultimate Tenkaichi, and Saiyan Warriors, with Ultimate Tenkaichi making the cut.

Here's the North American trailer from Namco Bandai:

The game will launch on October 25th in North America and October 28th in Europe this year on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Post by sotyfan16 (1,341 posts) See mini bio Level 20
Hmm. The graphics look better than I originally saw. But I'm curious about the game mechanics. All the PS3 DBZ games have had crappy controller configurations and the same old just about everything. I'll decide it I like it once a demo comes out.
Post by ZombiePie (861 posts) See mini bio Level 15

Looks better than Ultimate Battle 22!

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,182 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@sotyfan16: Have a look around on youtube, there are a bunch of gameplay videos. I'm not entirely sure what to think so far, certainly looks interesting though.

@zombiepie: You know what's funny? I bought that game when I was a kid and enjoyed it. I think even then I kind of knew it was a bad game, but enjoyed it regardless. It was released over here in like 1996 though, so I got it before the next generation of consoles were even in sight.

Post by JJWeatherman (8 posts) See mini bio Level 8

Thumbs up if Newten's Twitter brought you here.

Also... DBZ!

Post by ZombiePie (861 posts) See mini bio Level 15

@Newten: This warrants a haiku session:

Post by Sonata (35,218 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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I hope this one has a cool build up mode like the old Dragon Ball GT Final Bout did. The game was crappy, but its build up mode had me hooked on it. It actually gave you power level for characters you were training.

Post by Halberdierv2 (1,288 posts) See mini bio Level 17
not another DBZ game... to me nothing can compare to Budokai 3.
Post by Daniel_Newton (3,182 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@Sonata: I'd like a proper custom character builder, then I'd make a dude with a tail, the biggest hair ever and all the best attacks in the game. It would be glorious.

Post by LewisLongshanks (12 posts) See mini bio Level 4
Good thing I missed out on Raging Blast 2. I'm all for a new Tenkaichi.
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