In a dazzling display of power and nostalgia, the latest trailer for Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero has sent shockwaves through the gaming community, showcasing the formidable transformations of the beloved characters Goku and Vegeta. As the successors to the revered Budokai Tenkaichi series, the upcoming game has been fervently anticipated by fans, and this trailer has only intensified the excitement.
Debuting at The Game Awards 2023 in December, the full reveal trailer offered a comprehensive glimpse into the world of Sparking Zero, leaving fans hungry for more details. Bandai Namco heightened expectations by promising further revelations on January 28, during Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour 2024. This event, renowned for its gaming extravaganza, not only delivered on its promise but exceeded expectations by featuring new footage that focused on the legendary Saiyan duo, Goku and Vegeta.
The trailer opens with an electrifying recreation of the Saiyan Saga’s pivotal clash between Goku and Vegeta. Nostalgia hits hard as Vegeta sports his tail and scouter, while Goku channels the intensity of the Kaioken technique. Adding a layer of complexity, Vegeta transforms into his towering Great Ape form, reminiscent of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3. The subsequent encounter sees the warriors evolve into their iconic Super Saiyan forms, with Goku showcasing techniques from the Frieza/Namek Saga and Vegeta wielding moves exclusive to the Androids/Cell Saga.
The intensity escalates in the following bout, as Goku unleashes the power of Super Saiyan 2 and 3, while Vegeta, donning his Buu Saga attire, transforms into Super Saiyan 1 and 2, alongside his malevolent Majin form from the pact with Babidi. The climax of their battle sees the warriors attaining the godly heights of Super Saiyan God and Super Saiyan Blue, confirming Sparking Zero’s commitment to segregate Goku and Vegeta into Saga-specific forms, akin to the acclaimed Budokai Tenkaichi 3.
The confirmed transformations for Goku and Vegeta in Sparking Zero are as follows:
- Goku (Saiyan Saga): Base
- Goku (Frieza/Namek Saga): Base, Super Saiyan
- Goku (Android & Buu Saga): Base, Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2, Super Saiyan 3
- Goku (Dragon Ball Super): Base, Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan God, Super Saiyan Blue
- Vegeta (Scouter): Base, Great Ape
- Vegeta (Android/Cell Saga): Base, Super Saiyan, Super Vegeta
- Vegeta (Buu Saga): Base, Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2, Majin Vegeta
- Vegeta (Dragon Ball Super): Base, Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan God, Super Saiyan Blue
The meticulously curated transformations promise a rich gaming experience, offering fans the opportunity to relive pivotal moments from the Dragon Ball saga.
Speculations abound regarding the extensive roster of characters in Sparking Zero, suggesting an unprecedented inclusion of figures from the original Dragon Ball, GT, and the upcoming Daima, alongside Z and Super. This speculation gains credence from the intricate grid glimpsed at the trailer’s conclusion, hinting at the vastness of Sparking Zero’s character selection.
As excitement builds, fans eagerly anticipate immersing themselves in the diverse and iconic forms of these anime rivals. If rumours prove true, Sparking Zero is poised to set a new standard with one of the most expansive character rosters ever seen in a Dragon Ball fighting game.
In conclusion, Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero’s latest trailer has not only met but exceeded expectations, providing fans with a tantalizing taste of what’s to come. With a meticulous focus on Saga-specific transformations and the promise of an extensive character roster, the game stands poised to become a monumental entry in the Dragon Ball gaming legacy. As we await its release, the fervour among fans continues to intensify, driven by the anticipation of stepping into the shoes of these legendary warriors across the Dragon Ball timeline.