The Dragon Ball franchise is one of the most influential anime franchises of all time and releases plenty of popular anime video games. Recently, the officials announced a new fighting game series known as Dragon Ball Sparking Zero, which is all set to release sometime in 2024. Dragon Ball Sparking Zero is the fourth installment of the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
The past three installments of the Budokai Tenkaichi game series have already received great responses from fans for their intense gameplay, creative mechanics, and captivating visuals. As a result, it is very obvious why this upcoming video game is so hyped and why fans are eager to know everything about it.
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Moreover, the recently revealed trailer for Dragon Ball Sparking Zero takes its hype to another level by featuring several playable characters. So let’s get straight to this informative list and meet all of its playable characters.
List of All Confirmed Playable Characters in Dragon Ball Sparking Zero:
The officials have currently confirmed a total of 16 playable characters in Dragon Ball Sparking Zero. Out of its 16 core characters, you have already met 14 characters in the last three installments of the Budokai Tenkaichi series. On the other hand, two new characters are all set to make their debut in this upcoming adventure game.
1. Satan (Hercule): Weakest Character in Dragon Ball Sparking Zero
Satan is the father-in-law of Goku and the grandfather of Gohan in the Dragon Ball franchise. Even though he is just an ordinary man, the officials still include him in all past installments of Budokai Tenkaichi. In order to keep up against powerful characters in the game, he is always equipped with weapons and special abilities.
Now, it’s very interesting what type of weapons or abilities officials provide him to battle in this new game. No matter what he gets, fans still dare to choose him as a playable character; after all, he is very weak.
2. Tien Shin Ha
Tien Shin Ha is the first Dragon Ball Z fighter who unlocked the ability to fly and then taught it to others, including Goku. Despite being an ordinary human, he gave a tough fight in the Tournament of Power in Dragon Ball Super.
As a result, the officials include him in almost every game series of the franchise. Now, Tien is all set to show what he has learned and developed in the past three installments of the Budokai series.
Yamcha is the first guy friend of Goku and also one of the most classic characters in the DB anime. Fans usually use his name to mock other anime’s fandom by stating that Yamcha is enough for their strongest characters.
Even though they didn’t choose him to participate in the Tournament of Power, he never missed a single game where he wasn’t a playable character. As a result, he is again ready to appear in the Dragon Ball Sparking Zero game.
Krillin is the best friend of Goku, whose friendship is always remembered as one of the best friendships in the anime world. He is also the strongest human warrior in the franchise and the husband of Android 18. So, it is very obvious why Krillin is available as a playable character in the new game in the series.
Moreover, it’s been almost 16 years since the third installment was released. So, you will get to see significant changes in Krillin’s fighting style and his “Destructo Disc” move in the new game.
5. Android 18
You all are very familiar with Android 18, the sexiest female character in the Dragon Ball franchise. Being an android, she possesses limitless stamina and an incredible power level.
Unlike other powerful characters, she doesn’t undergo any transformation, but she still significantly increases her battle power to another level. Fans greatly enjoy battling against powerful opponents by choosing Android 18 as their playable character.
6. Android 17: Strongest Android Character in Dragon Ball Sparking Zero
Now, moving forward to her twin sibling, Android 17, the winner of the Tournament of Power in Dragon Ball Super. He is the only android who went to such a high level in terms of fighting through his limitless training.
The power level of Android 17 is comparable to Goku’s super Saiyan Blue, which Goku already measured before entering the Tournament of Power. No matter what game you play—PC game or anime mobile game—Android 17 is without a doubt one of the strongest playable characters in them.
Piccolo just played the lead role in a recent release of the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie. He also finally gets his first proper form, Orange Piccolo, which is exceptionally strong and possesses powerful abilities.
In previous games, we played enough by Piccolo’s two forms, i.e, Early form and End form (fusion with Kami). Now, fans were expected to use the orange Piccolo form of Piccolo in the upcoming Dragon Ball Sparking Zero.
8. Majin Buu
Majin Buu is one of the strongest and most evil villains in the Dragon Ball franchise. Due to his immortal body and unique fighting skills, fans usually prefer to choose him as their playable character.
We already saw the two forms of Majin Buu, i.e, Fat Buu and Evil Buu (Kid Buu). Now, it’s very exciting to see what new powers and abilities Majin Buu and his transformations possess in the new game.
Since the debut of Majin Buu and the re-entry of Frieza into the franchise, Cell has lost his charm and fan following among fans. However, his popularity again skyrocketed when he made his re-entry as the main villain in the latest Dragon Ball movie. In this movie, he also gets another powerful transformation called Cell Max.
This form is powerful enough to not be handled by Gohan and Piccolo even in their new unlocked forms. As he is already confirmed as a playable character in the new game, fans expect to get access to his new form, Cell Max.
10. Frieza: Most Popular Villain Character in Dragon Ball Sparking Zero
There are plenty of powerful main villains, like Cell, Majin Buu, and Shenron. But Frieza remains the permanent villain in the entire series. Similar to Goku and Vegeta, Frieza also unlocked new powerful transformations through training to challenge them.
We have already witnessed his several powerful forms, from base form to final form and 100% full power to mecha Frieza. However, we have not yet seen his recently released powerful transformations, like Golden Frieza and Black Frieza.
So, it is very likely that the officials will at least include his Golden Frieza form in the Dragon Ball Sparking Zero game.
11. Future Trunks
Future Trunks is the MC in an alternate timeline where Goku and other Dragon Ball Z fighters do not exist. He is the only character who has defeated all powerful villains, such as Frieza, Cell, and Androids, without anyone’s help.
Due to his stylish fighting style and cool personality, fans enjoyed choosing him as their playable character. They already used several powerful forms of Future Trunks, such as super saiyan and super saiyan third grade. Now they were eager to use his most powerful form, Super Trunks (Rage form), which he used against Black Goku.
Broly is not just the most overpowered character in the Dragon Ball anime and manga series. He is also quite overpowered in every video game series in the franchise. He also belongs to the same saiyan species to which Goku and Vegeta belong.
Moreover, he is capable of unlocking the same number of forms as they did. However, he currently just unlocked two forms, Super Saiyan and Legendary Super Saiyan, which were strong enough to defeat Goku’s Super Saiyan.
But the current situation is completely different; the franchise changes Broly’s appearance and makes him more powerful than the old one. So, fans are very excited to see the power level of the new Broly and eager to use his powers and abilities.
The past three installments of the Dragon Ball Budokai Tenkaichi game series were released before Dragon Ball Super. As a result, we are only able to see those transformations of Vegeta that he used until the end of the Dragon Ball Z series.
So, it’s great news for Dragon Ball fans to use the powerful transformation of one of their favorite characters. Moreover, it’s also quite thrilling to use some of the new moves and abilities of Vegeta, which he used in Dragon Ball Super. We already got a sneak peak at Vegeta and his incredible power level in the launch trailer.
Now, move on to our favorite and most legendary anime character of all time, Goku, who taught several valuable life lessons to us. Same goes with Goku; he unlocked several new transformations and learned more different fighting abilities in Dragon Ball Super. But none of them are featured yet in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
Thankfully, the officials decided to release a new installment of the game series, which might include all of his newest unlocked transformations. So get ready to feel the power of Goku’s Ultra Instinct and its automatic dodging system in the upcoming game of the franchise.
15. Bergamo: New Playable Character in Dragon Ball Sparking Zero
The announcement trailer revealed several characters from the series, including the returning playable character and some new one as well. Bergamo is one of the new playable characters in Budokai Tenkaichi who is ready to make his debut in its upcoming installment.
He is one of the strongest fighters who represent Universe 9 in the tournament of power, along with his two siblings. However, since the game introduced some new characters, it definitely became more interesting than before.
This is because we got a chance to control new characters and explore their new fighting styles and abilities. On the other hand, if Bergamo is available in the upcoming game, it is very likely his two siblings will also join the game.
16. Jiren: New Playable Character in Dragon Ball Sparking Zero
Bergamo is not the only confirmed new playable character in Dragon Ball Sparking Zero, but Jiren is also confirmed. “Jiren,” the name itself, shows his worthiness, and the fans will definitely be excited to use him in the game.
Since witnessing his overwhelming power in the tournament of power, it’s quite obvious he will rule this game. Jiren is definitely one of the primary choices for every one of us who enjoys the toughest and deadliest battles.
Since Bergamo and Jiren are debuting, there is a very high chance that all the other strong and popular characters from Tournament of Power are also debuting in the upcoming game.
That’s it for the post! We hope you found this confirmation list of Dragon Ball Sparking Zero’s playable characters useful. Stay tuned for more of the latest anime news and upcoming anime releases.
Frequently Asked Questions:
This game series has already released a total of three installments and one extra series. Here are the following: Budokai Tenkaichi 1 (2005), Budokai Tenkaichi 2 (2006), Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (2007), and Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team (2010).
Gohan, Black Goku, Zamasu, and Hit are the most-awaited playable characters in the new game of the series.
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