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

          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.

  • 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

          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.

  • 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.

  • Vash bane

    just like the arcade counter part nice :)

  • admeister

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

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