Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of Z Adds Super Saiyan Vegeta, Android 18, Dr. Gero, And Gohan

By Spencer . September 25, 2013 . 12:18am

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z is a team based fighting game developed by Artdink. Unlike other Dragon Ball Z fighting games there are no transformations so Trunks and Super Saiyan Trunks are different characters. Each character is a different type too like fighting type or ki blast type. The game’s producer explained how the four character types work to Siliconera.


Super Saiyan Vegeta – Ki Blast Type

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Trunks (Sword) – Fighting & Support Type

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Super Saiyan Trunks (Sword) – Fighting Type

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Super Saiyan Trunks (Combat Suit) – Ki Blast Type

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Super Trunks – Fighting Type

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Kid Gohan – Support Type

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Super Saiyan Kid Gohan – Fighting & Support Type

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Super Saiyan 2 Kid Gohan – Fighting Type

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Android 16 – Fighting Type

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Android 17 – Fighting & Support Type

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Android 18 – Support Type

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Android 19 – Interference Type

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Dr. Gero – Interference Type

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Great Ape Vegeta

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Goku, Raditz, Frieza, and Super Saiyan God Goku are also confirmed for Dragon Ball: Battle of Z. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z is slated for release in early 2014 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PlayStation Vita (download only in North America).

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  • Kaitsu

    Now I see why transformations are separate. They’re separating the type of fighting style. I can get used to that, as long as the character select screen is organized in a way where I won’t be seeing 3 million Gokus across the screen.

    • Koibito888

      Exactly. I just hope if this game sells well enough and we get a sequel that they can keep this decent level of strategy but let us transform. I mean they are definitely succeeding in making the gameplay fun, but for games like this, it is JUST as important to make it feel like the series it’s based off of. So far they are doing just that with battle but later down the road we should get to transform. Kinda like with Tenkaichi 1 to 2. I’d also hope they’d look better than they were in previous series’.

      Point is though is yes, this is a great place to start and could end up making a decent difference between characters and I too hope transformations are organized well.

      • leingod

        I’m also worried about the “4 vs 4 only” thing. Hope that’s just a misunderstanding.

        On a totally unrelated note… your nickname reminds me of cheese tarts.

        • Koibito888

          Yeah. One interviewer on his youtube channel had an interview that cut off and people asked if 1v1 was a thing and he said yes, but now its not looking like it. I hope he’s right.

      • Sardorim

        After seeing the Super Vegito being Pre-Order DLC and not a base game character I hope this fails and gets no sequel. Such DLC policies should be punished, not encouraged.

        • British_Otaku

          Very harsh, but a very solid stance.
          I’m accepting and going to be preordering the latest One Piece game doing the same but with Ace and a Marineford Chapter, but it’s definitely not something I want to see again in my anime games or any games.

          Preorder bonuses should be stupid things you can put on your shelf or cheat codes on a piece of paper (so others can have fun as well if they ask around or google it). >_>

          I’m going to wait till I see whether this game is terrible or at least below standards set by Dimps and Spike on the PS2/Wii/PSP before I blow the whistle though. Unlimited World RED is getting a past on the basis that I know every Ganbarion One Piece game so far has been worth buying immediately.

        • Koibito888

          And you’re completely right about that. I’m just wondering if you still can’t unlock him in game. Remember for a minute that SSJ3 Broly was a pre-order bonus yet still unlockable in Raging Blast. I want this game to get a sequel so that it can get better. They are having a fun idea with this and it’s whatever. Plus seeing as this game has no real plot, the idea is that most characters are now not particularly necessary. They aren’t following a plot line, you’re just fighting people randomly that go in a progressive line of DBZ villains. Technically Super Vegito isn’t actually required to be in the game and they added him as a bonus so I’m not completely upset and I want to see where a game using the system of Zenkai could go.

    • British_Otaku

      That’s not really an excuse you know, Koibito888 noted the Budokai Tenkaichi series (by extension Raging Blast I guess too) which did more to separate and classify characters than Budokai, but featured transformations in most games.

      Chances are the lack of transformations is purely on a lack of resources and time to provide them this time around (both being first games in a series and pretty ambitious), we will have in game transformations as a bullet point on the back of Battle of Z 2 just like those legendary fully destructible backgrounds.

  • Pockystix

    18 – support type


    • Alestaos

      Agreed have they seen what she did to ssj vegeta/ssj trunks and goten/and the more sadstic fighter in trunks special. 17 fought once and then he was vacummed up. If shes only support might not bother getting it at all tbh. Played enough dbz games to last a life time atleast they could get the characters correct if giving them types.

  • Carlos Luis Ayala

    Please let this game not suck like ultimate tenkaichi

    • Sardorim

      No in battle transformations/fusions, Super Vegito is a Pre-Order character, Mandatory 4 characters on player team, missing movie characters, missing DB characters, missing GT characters, and the such.

    • Lynx

      I liked Ultimate.

      I think you mean DBZ Kinectic, either way.

  • P4ine

    teen gohan ssj2 is the SHIT
    hope this game will rock

    • British_Otaku

      Pet peeve, but he isn’t a teenager in the manga nor in the first FUNimation dub of the anime here. >_>

      I hope the game is solid as well.

      • Sardorim

        Considering how easy the AI became in 2vs1, I can only wonder how big a stomp some of these 4vs1 battles will be in this. Poor Frieza is going to be constantly dazed at all sides.

        • British_Otaku

          Seems you are replying to everyone with some sort of criticism of this game, I’m quite the pessimist myself when it comes to DBZ games.

          However, I imagine that Frieza is going to have Ginyu, Zarbon and Dodoria with him in the final battle (LOL), they will figure out a way to balance out damage and knockback to create scenarios where you must follow the plot (see Budokai Tenkaichi 3 – You don’t just beat Raditz) or at the least survive for a while.

  • British_Otaku

    No type for Great Apes? We can’t play as them again? >_>
    There are no surprises in the character line up, but I’m sure we will get misplaced types for some characters just because. :P

  • almostautumn

    …my favorite part of the budokai games was transforming mid-fight. Felt like such a boss going Super Saiyan.

    • Syn

      Even the powering down, loved all that, you could go all arrogant and be like “you know what, let me make this easy on you…” and then freaking power down!!! So much trash talk potential, *sigh* old how the older systems seem to have much much more content than the newer ones

  • Syn

    They should have allowed mid fight transformations, it wouldve have increased the number of in fight strategies as well as given players a chance to come up with all sorts of interesting early/mid/late formation(Team) changes to change the pace of battles as they go.i.e changing your enitire team into fighting/Ki types to finish a low health opponent quickly etc. Hope its good though.

  • JuhRo

    Sword Trunks and Teen Gohan are all I need for a good DBZ game. :)

  • Learii

    I don’t like that when you lock on your screen keep moving so fast if they keep moving that make me dizzy

  • Steven Higgins

    Not crazy about the no transformation thing, but put in Ascended Sayin Goku and Ultra Super Sayin Goku (Super Goku) and I’ll forgive that.
    Bonus points if they through in a Legendary Super Sayin Goku (hey Brolly and Vegita got SSJ3 forms so why not?)

  • InfectedAI

    So American release confirmed? Woohoo!

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