Without a doubt, the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi trilogy represented the most beloved video game saga by loyal fans of all the battles that Goku and his friends have sustained through more than 20 years of anime and their respective movies.
This title managed to captivate the hearts of the players thanks to the fact that it allowed them to revive practically all the arcs of Dragon Ball Z, using the warriors that appeared in them. Besides, it was possible to fight with friends or the computer with almost all the characters that appeared in the series and the different transformations, fusions and other special techniques could also be used.
Despite the fact that the ‘Budokai Tenkaichi’ franchise seemed to have a consistent and successful formula to keep fans of Goku, Vegeta and other fighters happy, a new installment of the saga was not released for more than 10 years.
Despite the fact that many fans requested a new edition of the game and that in the last decade a significant number of titles based on Dragon Ball Z have appeared, it seemed that a new title ‘Budokai Tenkaichi’ was a project that had not been contemplated.
However, during the Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour 2023 event, a scene where different news about the popular anime based on the work of Akira Toriyama are revealed, Bandai Namco revealed a short video where he exposed the arrival of a new Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi.
It seems that the prayers of the fans have been answered and a new Budokai Tenkaichi would be on the way, with the promise of offering a renewed experience, with graphics on par with the latest generation consoles (PS5 and Xbox). In addition, they incorporate the new transformations that have recently been presented in the Dragon Ball Super manga and anime.
Through a short trailer you can see an old television that projects images of the first Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi, later the image of Goku appears executing his Super Saiyan Blue transformation, but with more current graphics and animations.
It should be noted that in addition to hitting the nostalgia of the players, Bandai Namco has not revealed more details about the new Dragon Ball Z video game, but it is presumed that the title would be available for PlayStation 5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S and PC.
Similarly, the date on which the new Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi would be released is unknown.
What was special about Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi?
The Dragon Ball saga: Budokai Tenkaichi, made up of three installments and some exclusive spin-offs for PSP, were the basis that defined what almost all Dragon Ball-based video games that were released after that franchise would be like.
One of the main attractions of the game was the possibility of holding battles in extremely large settings, as this allowed the fighters’ flight ability to be fully exploited. Added to it, the title allowed to use all the special techniques of each of the characters and these special attacks could be chained together with other moves to generate powerful combos, making for well-paced fights.
Another ingredient that made the game so attractive was its huge catalog of fighters and the possibility of carrying out transformations and fusions of certain fighters in the middle of a fightthis factor made the fight much more interesting by allowing access to other levels of power while fighting a battle.
But after the release of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaich 3, Other installments emerged that had a similar combat system but without achieving the same feeling during the fights. This situation often made different proposals for games based on Dragon Ball arosewhich tried to attract the attention of the players by offering other types of mechanics.
Proof of this is Dragon Ball FighterZ, a combat game where the fights take place in two dimensions and which has several resources to sustain fights at a really frenetic pace.