Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi Turns Super Moves To Button Tug Of War

By Spencer . July 11, 2011 . 12:18am

image Jump detailed a bit more about Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi’s battle system. Like other Dragon Ball fighting games, players can use a mix of melee attacks and energy blasts.


Each character brings their signature moves to battle as special attacks. You can defend against these powerful moves using the defense reaction system. When two special attacks collide an event triggers where both players have to mash a button (in this case triangle). Whoever fires off more button presses lands their attack. In other words, it’s button tug of war.


Jump also introduced the strike move system, which are essentially this game’s form of quick time events. Namco Bandai will release the game in Japan this winter. Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi will make its debut in North America on October 25.

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  • SolNeko

    looks like a mix of the original budokai and tenkaichi series but with raging blast’s graphics which to be honest looks amazing. tug of war might affect the game online because of modded controllers T_T

  • Takahashi Meijin will win every game.

  • Guest

    tug of war sounds like SNES Super Butoden series

  • LynxAmali

    ” in Japan this winter. Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi will make its debut in North America on October 25.”

    So we’re getting it earlier!?

    • KyoyaHibari

      I believe it has happened before with DBZ games.

  • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

    They had a similar thing in Budokai Tenkaichi 3 on the Wii, but you’d have to shake your Wiichuck faster than the opponent. It was pretty fun when playing with your buddies

  • Shinji Kazuya

    Ahah, looks like good old days of fun like Budokai 3 and Tenkaichi Budokai 2/3.

  • KyoyaHibari

    I just hope the Giants are bosses and not playable like in Storm 2 so they can make room for more new characters from GT, the original Dragonball and possibly some filler/henchmen chars that look cool.

    • shion16

      nobody likes GT

      • KyoyaHibari

        Lol ur kidding right? Sure the anime isn’t the greatest but many DBZ game fanatics love the GT characters, everyone was P.O’ed at the lack of GT characters in the Raging Blast gmaes.

        • shion16

          yeah right , you just want super saiyan 4 characters
          Or you will tell me u want Pan and nerd Trunks?

          • KyoyaHibari

            Don’t assume I’m like everyone else, sure SSJ4 chars & Pan are nice, but I want some new GT characters, I always liked the New Gen designs of the GT characters, I want more of the shadow dragons, a few other antagonists, maybe a GT Goten with a made up move set, etc.

          • DaBlackGoku17

            I mean……hell yeah i want super saiyan 4 characters what are u mad about that? I hated the GT series but everyone loves the characters, and let’s be honest people are getting tired of the same old DBZ characters and NOBODY wants DB characters besides Kid Goku and King Piccolo (half of the others can’t even fly) you’re just one of those complainers that hate fighting against ss4 Gogeta because you’ll lose, just because someone picks the strongest character ever doesn’t mean you’ll automatically lose. A lot of the best DBZ fighting game people i know picked SS4 Gogeta against me an I’ve won (especially with my fav character Kid Buu who i am undefeated with in every DBZ game)

      • It’s not even canon, according to Toriyama himself, since the official timeline is:

        Dragonball–>DBZ–> DBO (Dragonball Online, the Dragonball MMO and official DBZ sequel).

  • “Jump also introduced the strike move system, which are essentially this game’s form of quick time events”WoW the found another way to ruin a DBZ fighting game. Just take DBZ BT3 on the Wii. Give it HD, better online netcode, new characters, and call it a day.

  • thebackpackboy

    i hope they fix the ground movement like zenkai battle royale were you can run and jump and you should be able 2 hide from your enemy whild you gain more health also they should have like animals and stuff hideing in the background that would be cool like dinosurse and when your on the city map there should be people hideing and jet cars flying 2 get away that would be cool and since we get 2 make characters power levels should matter you can easly b track by an enemyy with a scouter you should have a chice of good and evil online and build your on z team or something and wild your fighting you can see them waiting for there turn like the cell games were just drop players on a big world map
    if they add this stuff we can pretty much come up with are oun storys online

  • welp im hoping that they would otherworld tourment and let you fight the east,south,an west kais fighters until you get up to face pikkon thats what im hope  this game will have

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