New Dragon Ball Z Fighting Game Has Eight Player Battle Royale

By Spencer . June 19, 2013 . 2:15am

imageNamco Bandai is working on a brand new Dragon Ball Z fighting game called Dragon Ball: Battle of Z. Details are still coming in, but one of the key features is an eight player battle royale. Dragon Ball: Battle of Z also has four player co-op and supports online multiplayer.


Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z is in development for PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. A release date for the title was not announced.

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  • One word…..yes

  • Virevolte

    “Dragon Ball: Battle of Z also has four player co-op”

    Ho ? Finally, they are trying something else ? I’ll be on the lookout.

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      How does one get on the “Lookout”? How long did it take you to climb Korin Tower? Where did you learn to control your Ki so that you can levitate and fly?
      Are Super Saiyajins real?

      • Virevolte

        Get real, man. I’m following Goku on Tweeter.

  • Duc PC-QB

    Another Vita games ?

    geezzz I dont think I have enough money to purchase half of them though xD

    • JMaster3000


      • TheExile285

        I doubt it. Just because some Vita owners are in a drought doesn’t mean we all are. All the upcoming Vita games I want are gonna cost me around $200 and this adds another $40.

        Although, this probably won’t be out till mid 2014.

  • ARMs7777

    As a dragon ball fan i hope that this game will finally be a good dbz game.

  • Go2hell66

    super dbz bros.

    • TheExile285

      Isn’t Namco making the new Smash? I doubt they would make so similar to compete….

      Besides, 8 players gives me a Tenkaichi on crack vibe

      • Solomon_Kano

        Tenkaichi on crack sounds about right. Everybody smashing through buildings lol.

  • personablaze

    So far my favorite DBZ game is still Tenkaiichi 3.

    I’m wonder if they’ll have team battles.

  • Alestaos

    And still all the characters will play like clones of each other, just using a different character skin :/

  • Highasthesky

    Vita is getting love? sign me up, even if it doesn’t make it over here i’ll import it :D

    • TheExile285

      Its DBZ, so all the versions better make it West side >:(

      • Highasthesky

        We can only hope…

  • timanel1

    i hope it still has 1vs1 or 2vs2… i dont want to be playing all time 4vs4

  • Just Tim

    Add CHA-LA HEAD CHA-LA and any other DBZ theme songs and I’m all set.

  • abcdeee

    Please. Learn from how horrible ultimate tenkaichi was and make a new,decent Dbz game without playing rock paper scissors.

    • Brutal2D

      But leave in the create a character, with more options and features.

      • Ryumoau

        agreed. i want character creation retained but everything else different from Ultimate Tenkaichi.
        Though i was kinda hoping for an HD remaster of the Budokai Tenkaichi games, like they did for Budokai last year.

        • Brutal2D

          You didn’t like the art? I thought the art was amazing and looked more like the manga in a updated color version.

      • Warboss Aohd

        agreed, let us be nemkians, or one o’ da various otha species in Dragonball lore.

    • ssj3gokou24

      The ginyu squad played rock, paper, scissors….

    • John Ross

      You know…The rock paper scissors was not that bad. -___-

  • Randy Marsh

    I bet that Whis and Bills are going to be in this game and nobody will use them.

  • johnsmith

    Just curious, but where is the original source of information that confirms the announcing and development of this game?

  • hunterrnl

    PS3/360 mwah.

    Vita YES !

  • Peace Legacy

    All I ever wanted is for that Western company Webfoot something, to remake Dragon Ball Legacy of Goku II and Buu’s Fury in 3d graphic, with more features and balancing, butt still keep the same top down gameplay
    Those were the best Rpg… no, possibly the best DBZ games ever made

    • Kalis Konig

      Yep. especially log 2 and BF. Just one game that spans the entire DBZ saga and films that plays like an up to date 3d Buu’s Fury would be all I need to leave DBZ games alone for good.

  • Rohan Viajar

    kinda like DBZ Legends? (that game was the best)
    (if you have never played it. you seriously need to try it. it was for the PS1)

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    hmm sounds like legends :| but who knows

  • kaizin

    this just gave me new hope for the DBZ games cant wait to see more on this I shall keep an eye out.

  • TheExile285


  • andref

    Eh, 8 player battle royale, could be good but in my mind it sounds…..messy

  • Kickersu18

    My Vita is ready for this!!!

  • Sango

    I love Dbz, but the amount of games that they spitout is ridiculous. I’m hoping that they put time and effort into making a good game for fans and people that love fighters.

    • Yohann Piga

      It’s been two years since the last big DBZ game… The overproductivity of DBZ games is something of the past…

  • 8 players, as in possibly 8 playable Super Saiyans/other character equivelant? That is gonna be chaos.
    I’ll play it.

  • Kalis Konig

    I pray that they will finally get it right!

  • Kalis Konig

    I bet they reuse all the assets from that DBZ arcade game in Japan. I forgot the name. lol

  • Tre W

    If this is made by the teams behind either the Budokai series (Dimps), Zenkai Battle Royale (ByKing?) or Super DBZ (Craft & Meister), I’ll be interested.

    If it’s just more Spike-made stuff in the vein of their last few games, I’ll be so disappointed.

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    I hope it is very different from the PS3 game, Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Quick Time Event.

  • Göran Isacson

    Dragon Ball Z game with 8 players simultaneously? That sounds like a recipe for either the most intense planet exploding game ever!… Oooor a game in which the other six players have to stand around and do QTE’s to grunt in timing with the only two active players screaming and powering up.

    Thank you, thank you, I’ll be here all night.

  • French

    Always got love for anything Dragonball/Z

  • Sergio Briceño

    I hope is not a port of their other multiplayer tenkaichi like arcade game.

  • ssj3gokou24

    Please let it be zenkai battle royale….please.

    • KnifeAndFork

      Seems like it should be since that game is also multiple characters but the scan looks like cell shaded graphics instead of the shiny graphics Zenkai Battle Royale has. Why they would invest $ in making a completely new game instead of just porting that game is beyond me. It’s actually what I expected “Ultimate Tenkaichi” to be before it was revealed the last time…

  • Sardorim

    Hopefully this DBZ game goes up to SSJ4.

    • KnifeAndFork


  • Niyari

    i hope it’s similar to the HL mod Earth’s Special Forces. a game like that is way overdue

  • vileBrenman

    Hnmm this will be freaking crazy. But hey now we can have goku vegeta and gohan fight freeza cell and buu all at once.

  • TK

    I hope the reason they spend a year longer on this was to delivery a great quality game. I don’t count that DBZ for kinect to be a real game. It’s best to just let it die and be forgotten.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I got tired of DBZ games a while back, but this sounds pretty fudging amazing. A co-op battle DBZ game, much less with an 8-player count? I’m so ready. I’m like… elementary school ready for this lol. It’s the DBZ game I never knew I wanted, but totally do.

    I hope they localize the Vita version as well, since there’s no doubt about the PS360 versions.

  • DarthSithZero

    For Vita? YESSS

  • Will

    This sounds like the Zenkai battle Royale thats in japan but better.

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