Here's Everything we know so far about the fourth Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi game.
It’s been sixteen years since the third installment in the popular Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi series was released for the PlayStation 2 and the fandom has refused to die down despite many years down the lane. A new installment in the popular Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi series has been revealed. Dragon Ball fans rejoiced on March 5, 2023, when Bandai Namco unexpectedly announced Budokai Tenkaichi 4 during the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Championship Tournament. Though not much has been revealed about the platforms in which it will be available for the gaming enthusiasts out there.
What is the gaming experience going to be like?
The first Budokai Tenkaichi game was only available on the PlayStation, however, the second and third iterations were also available on the Nintendo Wii. In 2012, an Xbox 360 compilation combining the first and third games was released. It's reasonable to assume that Budokai Tenkaichi 4 will be released on next-generation systems, but whether it will be another PlayStation exclusive remains to be seen. Dragon Ball material has been plenty in recent years, ranging from Dragon Ball Fighter Z to Dragon Ball Z Kakarot and Xenoverse 2, but one series that has remained inert until now is the popular Budokai Tenkaichi arena fighting games.
Many fans were ecstatic about the announcement, but many members of the Dragon Ball fandom are also concerned about the paywall.
Expectations of loyal gamers
The player's ability to handle so many fighters from the Dragon Ball world, from the greatest Saiyans to favorite supporting characters, was one of the most appreciated aspects of the original Budokai Tenkaichi trilogy. The first game included 64 characters, the second had 100 and 136 character changes, and the third had a whopping 161 various forms in addition to its 98-member lineup. Given this treasured component of the franchise, it's reasonable that fans are concerned about the idea of heroes in the future title being confined behind a paywall.
Budokai Tenkaichi 4 was revealed with a teaser video that contained gameplay footage from earlier entries in the series before showing series protagonist Goku powering up into his Super Saiyan Blue form, as seen in the latest anime series Dragon Ball Super. While there was no gameplay footage shown in the teaser trailer, based on the rest of the series, the game will feature arena fighter battles in which players will handle their character from a third-person over-the-shoulder point of view.