Goku’s Father’s Story Told In Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi

By Spencer . August 7, 2011 . 11:45pm

imageWe’ve seen Bardock, Goku’s father, in previous Dragon Ball Z games He even appears in some what-if scenarios. In Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi, Bardock is going to play a bigger role since his story is a key part of the upcoming game.


According to Jump, as a Dragon Ball game first players will be able to fight through Bardock’s story. The magazine also notes the game will have vast fields that you can fly through and certain spots trigger events.


Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi will be available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 25 in North America and October 28 in Europe. Namco Bandai have the game slated for a winter release in Japan.

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  • M’iau M’iaut

    wait im in before  the tuna?

    • MrRobbyM

      I didn’t know there’d be tuna.

      Why does nobody tell me these things?!

    • Apache_Chief

      It all depends on your willingness to jump right in. I hear those tunas are real go-getters.

      • M’iau M’iaut

        Ours especially, you would have thought this post and one on One Piece would have brought him right up out of the sea.

  • I hope we get Super Saiyan Bardock like in this game.


  • joesz

    I hope this one is not just like the others.we really got sick of them.

  • Vast fields to fly through, they didnt mention enemies on these fields…

  • Ben Tan

    they should make a “what if” scenario of Bardock going super saiyan and whoopin frieza’s candy A$$, but then frieza holds infant goku hostage and forcing bardock to suicide to save the child.

    • I’d think Freeza holding Goku hostage would be the reason Bardock went super saiyan.

      • Historiata

        In the DBZ universe, nothing solves problems better than ANGER!

    • malek86

      Bardock didn’t seem to care that much about Goku in the OVA.

      • MPHavoc

        Towards the end of the OVA, he seemed to. His speech to Freeza before he died seemed to indicate such.

      • Raditz, too. But Bardock regretted not holding Goku.

  • Oni123

    I love the “What If” stories =) come on SS3Trunks!!

  • kupomogli

    Watching the gameplay videos at comic con, this game looks extremely underwhelming.  Like how Raging Blast 2 had major slow down each time you did a finisher to make it look better, this game pretty much stops when you do any finisher or special attack for both you and your opponent to choose an atack/defensive option.  The slow down is an extreme annoyance.  Just like Raging Blast 2, I might pick this up at $20 or might not even pick it up at all.

  • TempestTwin

    I am loving this game so far, I just hope the gameplay will be good, because I hope that this wont be a DBZ game that will be a let down. Hopefully for a “what if” we can see SSJ Bardock!!!

  • I hope Toei Animation would actually ask Toriyama to expand the Saiyan backstory more as an anime.

    This one sure feels like a teaser for that idea.

    • I thought he was done with the franchise and even manga/anime in general.

      • MPHavoc

        He is.  Dragon ball Online was his last major contribution to the series. As for anime, yeah, he once mentioned that after he was done with the Blue Dragon anime that he wouldn’t draw for another anime series(he still illustrates character designs for video games, though).  I don’t recall him outright stating anything about quitting manga though, he’s just tired of Dragon Ball.

    • Exand

      I doubt that. Toriyama had very little interest in Dragon Ball since the whole Cell story arc in the manga. It was the suits that kept him going for the tragic Buu story arc and all the other fluff that followed.

  • KyoyaHibari

    A bigger role hmm…sweet, Bardock is one of my fav DBZ chars, lol we need a SSJ Bardock as a what-if character in the game, that would be amazing…

  • Sorry after watching a video from Comic Con. This is not a fighter it’s a quick time event sim. All I want is BT3 on Wii, and PS2 with HD graphics, all the characters, and lag free online. Since then they have made 3 below average game. Each game less of a skill fighter, and more of a button smasher. Now all you do is smash buttons.

    • MPHavoc

      That’s quite a contradicting statement since all of the past Tenkaichi games were button-mashers last I checked, especially when compared to the original Budokai series that appeared on PS2(which actually required skill and specific button sequences to pull off special moves). It’s good that they’re trying to do something different–both with gameplay and story–from the last 5 iterations that were essentially the same game, with some improvements(just to note: I like Tenkaichi and Raging Blast).  It’ll keep the gaming franchise from becoming repetitive to gamers.

      • Guest

        What we need is Super DBZ 2 and Zenkai Battle Royale

  • eilegz

    what its the point. we al know that he gets owned by freeza, unless they enter the fanfic filler area…

  • Exand

    I like how in the picture it says “The shocking destiny that awaits him!”. I’d imagine anyone picking this up already knows what happens to Goku’s dad… 

    • GamerKT

      Don’t spoil it!!! D:

  • I don’t wanna sound like a hater, but seriously, they still make DBZ games? It’s gotta be at least 20 years since actual DBZ-related content was coming out. Haven’t all the fans gotten sick of the constant recycling?

    • SerendipityX

      I’m not a fan of DBZ and I often wonder about that myself. But DBZ games are like  guilty pleasure for me despite the recycling. The games are really fun for someone who sucks at the more complicated fighters like me. XD

      • Historiata

        There’s some sort beautiful, sick sort of pleasure derived from watching burly men fight as they beat the living hell out of each other and everything around them.

        • SerendipityX

          Exactly! ;)

  • JohnCuriel

    I am a big fan of the Dragon Ball series, When It was on Cartoon Network. I am still kind of into it!

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