Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of Z Has What If Scenarios, "Battle Of Gods" Characters

By Spencer . July 7, 2013 . 3:30pm

imageWe met with Shuhei Sekii producer of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z during Anime Expo to get more information about the upcoming fighting game. Sekii confirmed the game will have “what if” scenarios like the other Dragon Ball Z games. He wouldn’t detail any scenarios, but during the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z panel, Vegeta’s voice actor hinted that it might be different when Goku and Vegeta meet the first time.

 

Another scenario made for Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z has players fight all of Goku’s family – including Bardock.

 

Missions in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z are shown from the perspective of being good or evil. Villains can team up with heroes in the game, but they won’t be appreciative when good characters share energy or heal them.

 

Sekii confirmed to Siliconera that there will be characters from Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, a movie released in Japan this past March. Super Saiyan God level Goku will be in the game for sure. We asked about Birus and Sekii didn’t say no… so…

 

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z is in development for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita.


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  • Randgriz

    ka meh ha meh aaaaaah
    meh!

  • Spirit Macardi

    But here’s the real question:

    Will it have a muffin button?

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    “Vegeta’s voice actor hinted that it might be different when Goku and Vegeta meet the first time. ”

    It was always different in the games. In the series Goku was defeated by Ape Vegeta and had to be saved by Gohan, Krillin and even Yajirobe. In the games it is always one-on-one just like in the best online parody that has the Real Super Sand.

  • Spider-Man

    I wonder if they’ll include Super Saiyan Bardock. And…will Raditz be included? After all, he’s always forgotten.

    • Sardorim

      They should include SSJ1/2/Mystic Future Gohan, SSJ Bardock, and SSJ3 Broly/Vegeta/Future Trunks/Gogeta as well as they’ve appeared in other games and have proven very popular.

      Than there’s popular GT characters that should be added too like SSJ4 Goku/Vegeta/Gogeta, Baby forms, Syn/Omega Shenron, Super 17, and the such.

      • kazdamaz

        You just stated dragon ball heroes characters…

        SSJ3 Trunks and Gogeta, no thanks…

        • Sardorim

          Popular and in the Arcades, Japan would eat them up just as fast as SSJ3 Vegeta and Broly.

          • kazdamaz

            I know they are. I just never liked them, they just seemed too gimmicky. Especially since trunks never even went SSJ2. Too many SSJ3s.

            GT would put a smile on my face though :) Though issues with the canon my ensue.

          • Sardorim

            Well, they sorta need gimmicks inbetween the movies as they’ve been rehashing nearly the same roster for quite awhile. Though cutting out GT than re-adding GT later on as at least spiced things up a bit during droubts.

          • kazdamaz

            Yeah I get that but they don’t need to be over the top like SSJ3. If what we have had already is fleshed out more it would mitigate the need to do this everytime to the point that it makes no sense. Imagine something like a what-if with Piccolo or even Goku becoming evil due to Babadi?

            I would rather have a really cool fight against Bojack and his whole crew at the same time as Gohan along the same lines as the movie instead of gimmick characters almost replacing this development as it would attract fans. Don’t get me wrong I love SSj3 vegta and bojack’s inclusion in RB but the more added will spiral the game into some kind of fanfiction. We have always had these joke/gimmick characters, they don’t always need to be the same old predictable saiyans.

            Sorry for this wall of text

          • Sardorim

            They’re going over the top with SSJ3 and Mystic due to those being the final forms of DBZ before the release of God(Which is just Kiao-ken in my opinion). The games that have all these new SSJ3 and the such characters are those that don’t use any GT characters. So they have a void to fill until they eventually do, per arcades, release GT later after demand has reached a high point.

            With how many times they’ve told the story it’s no surprise it seems they’re dipping in fanfiction territory. Especially inbetween movies and them holding GT back.

            That and What Ifs are pretty popular in the fanbase.

          • Koibito888

            I just want to point out that if you think SS God is just Kaioken then you really should up your observation skills. SSJG has all of the requirements of what constitutes a form in DBZ. In fact, lets look at these requirements with Super Saiyan:

            Hair changes style – Spiked upwards all around
            Hair changes color – Gold
            Body structure changes – Bulks up
            Eyes change color – Blue green
            Aura changes – Golden and flaring intensely.
            Attitude modifies – Eyes sharpen to show stoic anger
            Power increase – x50 to be exact

            Now lets look at the same for Super Saiyan God:

            Hair changes style – A spikier version of base form.
            This counts as different styling because if spikier hair doesn’t count then you can just say “oh well SSJ1 is just Goku’s hair but spikey”. It’s either all or nothing here, it’s his base form with more spikes which in DBZ constitutes as Super Saiyan hair.

            Hair color changes – Red.
            Big difference between this and Kaioken. While Kaioken does not change the hair color and merely reflects red off his black hair if they even chose to do that effect at the time, Super Saiyan God’s hair is fully red just as SSJ hair is gold, it is not a reflection, the hair actually changes color.

            Body structure changes – Thins out and compacts.
            This is a big one here. Everyone who dislikes SSJG usually are the same people who wanted him bulkier. This goes against everything Toriyama writes as far as transformation logic; in the Cell Saga, bulking up was specifically hindering, in the Buu Saga, Old Kai told Gohan “transformation is overrated”. It’s clear that subtlety is golden in Toriyama’s style and that is most present in this form, plus just bulking up more is dumb. This was the most creative, epic way to go, Goku is slim and speedy and with all the power he needs.

            Eyes change color – Red.
            Not only do his eyes change color, but they get irises which is something only SSJ3 does.

            Aura changes – Red and like fire.
            It’s in no way “just red” as the aura is completely different than Kaioken. It’s literally like fire around Goku rather than the conventional Aura, also a different shade than Kaioken’s aura.

            Attitude modifies – Calm
            This form specifically is peaceful and calm, far different from any form or ability before.

            Power increase – I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how strong this form is.

            In short, this form is so completely different that it looks nothing like Kaioken. It’s just you’re probably used to GT writing were any form after 3 has to be some big, ridiculous, nonsensical change but this is different, it’s far different. It’s just instead of this, it’s many subtle differences that make one big change. This form is not only completely different from Kaioken, but it’s the most genius writing ever associated with DBZ since the end of DBZ itself. No surprise seeing as how Toriyama made it; just goes to prove that no one can write his series as good as him.

        • Koibito888

          See I’m okay with Gogeta, I mean at least it’s believable. Not only can fusion cheat one’s way up a level (as shown by Gotenks) but with Goku and Vegeta in game hypotheticals both having SS3, and it being Gogeta as opposed to Vegito (as they would never go back to fuse to be Vegito) it gives a bit of thought. Trunks was just “lets slap SS3 on everything that moves”, it was a really lazy choice, do not want.

          • kazdamaz

            Yeah dude I get you with Trunks but the thing is Vegito and Gogeta both appeared in super saiyan form as soon as they were fused (Vegito with black hair in the anime was filler) and dominated enemies that ssj3 struggled against so it just seem redundant, like Mystic Gohan turning SSJ2 while already having his power released. I’m not completely opposed since it means more characters added and Gotenks manged to reach the form. Also looking at GT as a part of the game I guess the existance of SSJ4 Gogeta would make fan want more levels on the character.

            Here’s some SSJ3 trunks for your troubles.
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOzeg9YHJoY

          • Koibito888

            Not to mention though that it’s actually impossible for Gohan to go Super Saiyan after getting Mystic unlocked. Also I want to point out that base form Vegito was not filler, it was in the manga so it is cannon. What was filler was base Vegito fighting at all, we did see him base in the manga, he just then went to SS1 before fighting. Also we saw Gogeta’s hair in base when he messed up the fusion so we do know what it looks like but it matters little because Gogeta as a whole is not cannon. That aside, like I said Vegeto would be meh as a SS3 and would be redundant but SS3 Gogeta would be just fine as he’s not cannon so throwing things on him is much better than actual established characters also with the whole SS3 Goku and Vegeta thing I stated before it’s simple to just fuse em and they wouldn’t do potara again so potara fusing them in a new state is asinine while fusion dance has yet to happen so newer Goku and Vegeta later on doing it in SS3 is stretchable.

            As far as hypothetical forms, Vegeta SS3 was fine, he was the next guy who deserved it over anyone and was the form he never achieved. With Broly he’s a fan favorite and it matters little because he’s a non-cannon powerhouse so one can slap the most powerful thing on him and call it a day. I already explained why Gogeta should get it and not Vegito. Bardock getting Super Saiyan is the biggest fan favorite (and if they gave him SS3 it’d be lame). Trunks was just a lazy choice and anything with Gohan is a dumb choice as he’s already the strongest non fused character (aside from SSG and Bills now) so SS3 or Mystic SS2 all of that is not something anyone should touch in a game. I want them to go back to hypothetical fusions though; Tiencha was the best thing ever and I’d like to see him with new moves and updated graphics, Gokule too. Prilin would be another fun gag character (piccolo krilin fusion) as Toriyama drew the fusion himself, and small things like that that take much more thought rather than just slapping SS3 on everything.

          • kazdamaz

            Yeah dude I get you with Trunks but the thing is Vegito and Gogeta both appeared in super saiyan form as soon as they were fused (Vegito with black hair in the anime was filler) and dominated enemies that ssj3 struggled against so it just seem redundant, like Mystic Gohan turning SSJ2 while already having his power released. I’m not completely opposed since it means more characters added and Gotenks manged to reach the form. Also looking at GT as a part of the game I guess the existance of SSJ4 Gogeta would make fan want more levels on the character.

            Here’s some SSJ3 trunks for your troubles.
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOzeg9YHJoY

  • Jah-keem York

    “Another scenario made for Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z has players fight all of Goku’s family – including Bardock.”

    Goku, Gohan (Grandad), Gohan, Goten, Bardock and Chi-chi!?!?!?!? YES FINALLY PLAYABLE CHI-CHI

    • zaidandzhadow

      where’s turles and raditz?

      • Kaihedgie

        Turles isn’t related to Bardock at all. He just happens to look like Goku.

        • zaidandzhadow

          sorry i think tht somewhere in the spanish dub says they’re related but i didn’t realized that it was just a matter of the dubbing

    • Sardorim

      I wouldn’t mind if they added in DB characters like Grandpa Gohan but I wouldn’t get my hopes up too much with how many recent DBZ games refuse to even add in the GT characters.

      Also, wouldn’t Videl count as a Goku Family member and wouldn’t Pan? I mean Videl does marry Gohan….

    • Kaihedgie

      The young Chi-Chi was playable in Budokai Tenkaichi 3

    • StarWarudo

      Chi-Chi was playable in Super DBZ, but nobody remembers that game. :(

  • roockie112

    It would be badass if they added Super Saiyan Bardock

    • TheExile285

      Omg, I hope so. My main will be Bardock anyway.

      • roockie112

        I couldn’t agreed more him and Turles are my main 2 fav characters from DBZ

  • Sardorim

    That’s all great and good but I’m still waiting on word if GT characters are in this or not as that will determine whether I buy this or not.

    • British_Otaku

      This generation of DBZ games spend most of it’s time adding characters and features which were already polished in prior games. The best games with the most content were on the PS2, Wii, PSP and DS. Even among them, BT2 and BT3 ports aside, GT was scarce.

      I wouldn’t bet on it. Who knows it may be good without it, though?

      • Sardorim

        That’s what I don’t like about the new gen DBZ games, they seem to lack content and characters by a fair margin compared to the PS2 games. Is it so much to ask that they at least add important characters from DB, DBZ, and DBGT?

        Also, why can’t they have NPC enemy characters that are unplayable like Freiza Soldiers that have a less full moveset? It would save them time, money, and more resources can be used on far more popular characters that people would love to play?

        • British_Otaku

          I got the feeling that the technology was too tough for them at first. I mean, it’s all HD, pretty and 60FPS, then it turned out that the games were worse and weren’t getting better with the sequels and such… >_>

          I think Spike just lost it. Dimps? They redeemed themselves with Infinite World and the PSP games I suppose.

          I don’t like the Storm 3 route of NPC enemies. My mindset is “It’s a fighter” make EVERYONE playable. Perhaps for Frieza’s men, it could work if they made the gameplay different, but I’m not so sure. They already saved effort by giving them very generic attacks back in the day. I suppose it would be nice if it meant more important or popular characters got through.

          • Sardorim

            Some enemies aren’t worth making playable though such as Freiza minions. With the 4vs4 fight it might later allow you to play Gohan and Krillin vs 6 Freiza minions in future games at the same time. With modified movesets and stats it wont be bothersome but actually fun and very unique compared to DBZ games before it.

          • British_Otaku

            *Late response*

            The One Piece Unlimited series still let us play as every enemy (Akainu to Generic Marine Swordsman, Ultimate Final Boss using part of every major villains moveset to generic annoying minion) in the game, it’s a 3D adventure game featuring all of the Straw Hats…

            Even if you cap off the moveset (which Tenkaichi never did, unique animations for all 161 characters, less so for Frieza Soldier’s specials), you can make them playable with their one or two attacks? Why? It’s fun.

        • British_Otaku

          I got the feeling that the technology was too tough for them at first. I mean, it’s all HD, pretty and 60FPS, then it turned out that the games were worse and weren’t getting better with the sequels and such… >_>

          I think Spike just lost it. Dimps? They redeemed themselves with Infinite World and the PSP games I suppose.

          I don’t like the Storm 3 route of NPC enemies. My mindset is “It’s a fighter” make EVERYONE playable. Perhaps for Frieza’s men, it could work if they made the gameplay different, but I’m not so sure. They already saved effort by giving them very generic attacks back in the day. I suppose it would be nice if it meant more important or popular characters got through.

  • http://www.angelmassb.co.nr/ Angel Mass

    Mr. Satan confirmed yet?

    • Ferrick

      Mr.Satan is god tier

  • ssj3gokou24

    Okay, so it is zenkai with a little extra. I’m cool with that. Also, all characters mentioned (ssj3 broly, ssj bardock, etc.) Are technically considered “cannon” at this point. But here’s the real question…….. Will ssj3 trunks appear this time? He’s been in japan since ’09 i think.

    • ssj3gokou24

      Also, ssj god was akira’s answer to ssj4 i believe. Adding the gt crew would be an insult……wouldn’t it?

      • British_Otaku

        I’m not going to answer whether SSJ3 Broly is canon or whether SSJ Bardock wasn’t nonsensical mess which came decades late to be accepted into the mainstream work with a straight face.

        I suppose it would be interesting to see whether they will add new SSJ states for characters over classic or core characters to the story mode. If I see SSJ3 Trunks over a Trunks with a sword or SSJ3 Gohan over Ultimate Gohan… Eh…

        EDIT: I see no reason why they shouldn’t add GT. At the least, GT has 64 episodes or so of material to work from. I would have Dragon Ball content sooner any day but yeah.

        Having Toriyama’s great vision (a new form which doesn’t change the hair and recolours the character) doesn’t mean we should over look the potential for fun GT gameplay like BT1-3 or B3/IW.

        • Koibito888

          Well they did already state by now that there will be no GT characters.

          • British_Otaku

            If so, I’m not surprised.

            I have low expectations for DBZ game rosters these days and care more about the mechanics being done well or having all of the key characters for the story sequences.

            Super Saiyan God doesn’t look different enough… http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130331220833/dragonball/images/e/e2/Super_Saiyan_God_Goku.png

            The hair in general matches Base Goku on top of it clumping together more so like Super Saiyan I suppose. It may be possible that it could never satisfy me given the massive time gap, how consistent the canon forms were (even SSJ4 if you believe SSJ Oozaru makes sense) and how the story only gets worse as you go into the Android Saga (brilliant music, vocal performances and fight sequences aside).

          • Koibito888

            Actually SSG looks much different. The hair is different in both color and style (spikier than base form), the eyes are very different in sharpness and the color and the pupil (in a style more like SSJ3) and the body structure is different (thinner) and the aura is far different than anything before. Thats actually EVERY difference in normal SSJ forms fulfilled, it’s just subtle, which is great because that is Toriyama’s style. Plus SSJ4 (thank god its not cannon) being as inconsistent as it is still claims to be part of the Super Saiyan line in being numbered and the necessity of actually being a Super Saiyan to become SSJ4. SSJG actually doesn’t require Super Saiyan and is not in the SSJ line at all despite the name.

            That amazingness aside, the story does not get worse as you go on. Android Saga was amazing and the Buu Saga was phenomenal. And the story of the new movie is actually really, really good, the villain is creative and epically powerful and the visuals are stunning, and best part is that it’s canon. The story is great and the form is great. I mean with all that’s said in mind how could you dislike it?

            The rest of the stuff is opinionated but it’s a fact that God form changes alot because it changes exactly as much about Goku as every Super Saiyan form to date so I don’t see how you can’t see the huge differences made here.

            Plus if we didn’t get this we’d get bulky Goku in a cape (Toriyama actually stated this) and much bulkier Goku goes against every moral of transformation Toriyama had in his writing.

        • Koibito888

          Also God form does change the hair greatly.

    • Koibito888

      Not really. SSJ Bardock is not cannon and SSJ3 Broly is so non-cannon it’s just not even a thing, It’s a game only thing that would never exist in the cannon.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Villains can team up with heroes in the game, but they won’t be appreciative when good characters share energy or heal them.

    And Vegeta won’t be appreciative no matter who it is. So tsundere.

    • Namuro

      Dang! You beat me to the tsundere comment!

    • http://superkurisutina.tumblr.com/ Kurisu Makise

      It’s so nice to see that little “mod” tag beside your name xD! Uh I mean, it’s not like I ( or Vegeta) would care or anything.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Looks like everybody’s got a bit of tsundere in em lol.

    • Juan Andrés Valencia

      Vegeta Langley Suzumiya then?

      • Sardorim

        Vegeta Langley Suzumiya also goes by “Biribiri” as well.

  • chibiwall

    what about GT and fusion characters?

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      It looks like there is a bigger focus on Z and the new movie. Also, the new movie contradicts some things about GT.

      • Koibito888

        Which is great because GT was just awful.

        Plus it was non-canon while this movie is canon.

    • Koibito888

      No GT characters. Maybe the basic fusion character but I wish they would bring back some of the hypotheticals like Tiencha.

  • Vash bane

    just like the arcade counter part nice :)

  • admeister

    No DBZ game should have GT characters imo, they’re not canon.

  • Elronza Williams Jr.

    I must have this game my ps vita is hungry.

  • shark_tsuki

    DBZ Burst limit was only decent DBZ games in this gen even though it ended at cell saga and had limited levels. Good graphics, gameplay and in game engine cut scene. I wish developer “dimp” makes a proper next gen DBZ.

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