Dragon Ball Z fans everywhere were taken by surprise when Bandai Namco and Toei Animation revealed a fresh new game in the Budokai Tenkaichi series. A title has not been announced, but it will likely be Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 4. A teaser was released as the announcement.
Although not much is seen, the teaser begins with a TV showing Dragon Ball Z footage and then cuts to a shot of Goku transforming into his Super Saiyan Blue form. Thereafter, the phrases “prepare for war” and “a new Budokai Tenkaichi begins” appear on the screen.
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 4 Release Date
The previous three Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi games were released between 2005 and 2007, making the upcoming fourth installment the first new entry in the series in almost a decade. Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team, published on the PSP in 2010, was the most recent installment.
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 4 Trailer
The games are shot from a third-person “behind-the-back” viewpoint. As in Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors for the Super Famicom, each special form has its unique set of statistics, techniques, and combat style.
With enough Ki, players may perform special moves in combat, such as the Power Guard, which decreases their character’s damage taken by a quarter. Blast 2 talents, which require a full Ki gauge to use, are another option. Each playable character in Blast 2 has their own set of abilities that allow them to perform many kinds of attacks, from Ki blasts to regular ones.
Blast 1 talents are methods that may be used while the character’s Blast Stock numeric gauge is full. Skills with a Blast 1 rating are often used to aid the user in some way, whether it is by restoring health or immobilising the adversary. Normally, players can enter a state called Max Power Mode by raising their Ki beyond full at the cost of Blast Stock bars.
By entering Max Power Mode, a player character has increased speed, strength, and access to special moves only available during this state. Max Power Mode is terminated when any Blast 2 talent or the Ultimate Blast is used. The Ultimate Blast is often a character’s strongest attack.
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi (2005)
The PlayStation 2 version of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi (Z Sparking!, Doragon Bru Zetto Supkingu!) was released in Japan on October 6, 2005, in North America on October 18, 2005, and in Europe on October 21, 2005.
There are 64 playable characters and a total of 10 environments. Locations for battle include the Earth Wasteland, Earth Rock Area, Planet Namek, Islands, City Ruins, Hyperbolic Time Chamber, Cell Games Arena, Mountain Road, World Tournament Arena, and Kami’s Lookout.
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 (2006)
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 is the second game in the series and the first to be released on a Nintendo system. It was initially released in Japan under the title Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! Neo (Z Sparking! NEO, Doragon Bru Zetto Supkingu! Neo).
Japan got it on October 5th, Europe on the 3rd, North America on the 7th, and Australia on the 9th; all for PlayStation 2. Wii was released in North America on November 19, 2006, Japan on January 1, 2007, Europe on March 30, 2007, and Australia on April 5, 2007.
A launch title in North America for the Wii, the Wii version was actually available for purchase in select stores as early as November 15, 2006. A January 2007 release date for the Japanese Wii version was announced in an issue of V Jump. (Citation required) There were initially 100 playable characters across 136 different forms and 16 stages, however the Japanese and PAL Wii versions of the game added five more (Demon King Piccolo, Cyborg Tao, Appule, Frieza Soldier, and Pilaf Robot/combined form).
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (2007)
The third entry in the Budokai Tenkaichi series, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (3 Budokai Tenkaichi, Doragon Bru Zetto Budokai Tenkaichi), was first released in Japan under the title Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! Meteor (Z Sparking! METEOR, Doragon Bru Zetto Supkingu! Meteo).
The PlayStation 2 and Wii versions of the game were published in Japan on October 4, 2007, in North America on November 13, 2007, and in Europe on November 9, 2007. (the Wii version was released in Japan on October 4, 2007, in North America on December 3, 2007, in Europe and Australasia on February 15, 2008).
Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team (2010)
The Budokai Tenkaichi series went on hiatus for 13 years after the publication of Tenkaichi Tag Team, the only Budokai Tenkaichi game ever made available for a portable gaming system. For the PlayStation Portable, Bandai Namco launched their game in August of 2010.
Two-on-two duels are the main draw of this game. The main story mode is called “Dragon Walker,” and it’s based on the manga and anime. Battle 100 pits the player against a hundred different teams, while Free Battle allows them to face off against whichever group they like. You can also use the game’s main money, called D-POINTS, to purchase upgrades for your characters and execute fusions. 
Untitled Budokai Tenkaichi game (TBA)
An unnamed Budokai Tenkaichi entry game was revealed at the Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour event in March 2023. 
Budokai Tenkaichi 2
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