Dragon Ball Budokai Tenkaichi Sequel Announced

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A new Dragon Ball Budokai Tenkaichi sequel was announced Mar. 5 during Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour 2023.

Budokai Tenkaichi, or Sparking!, is returning to the Dragon Ball video game franchise lineup. Budokai Tenkaichi originally followed the Budokai series with entries on PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Nintendo Wii. Notably, entries on the latter became even more popular among fans considering special ki moves were done via motion input with the Wii Controller and Nunchuk.

Budokai Tenkaichi differed from the original Budokai with a more open battlefield utilizing a third-person camera from behind the player as opposed to a regular 2D or 3D format.

Dragon Ball Budokai Tenkaichi Sequel Announced

An official title hasn't been announced yet, whether it's Budoaki Tenkaichi 4 or there's another subtitle added, but fans are excited regardless. Other Dragon Ball titles have played similarly to the Tenkaichi series, but the most popular entry, FighterZ, is played on a 2.5D setting developed by Arc System Works and published by Bandai Namco.

The new Budokai Tenkaichi entry will likely feature characters and transformations from Dragon Ball Super as well which should excite fans. If the entry makes its way to Nintendo Switch, fans hope that there will be some motion controls implemented to bring back the nostalgia from Nintendo Wii entries.

Stay tuned for more information on the new Dragon Ball Budokai Tenkaichi sequel.