Dragon Ball Sparking Zero: Everything we know so far

Tyler Constable
An image of Goku in Dragon Ball Sparking Zero.Bandai Namco

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero was announced earlier this year and it’s shaping up to be the biggest entry in the series yet. Here’s everything we know about the game so far, including official trailers.

It’s been almost seventeen years since the third installment in the popular Dragon Ball Budokai Tenkaichi series was released for the PlayStation 2. Although it’s been over a decade since the last entry, the beloved arena fighter has continued to maintain a dedicated fanbase.

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On March 5, 2023, Dragon Ball fans rejoiced when Bandai Namco surprise announced Dragon Ball Sparking Zero during the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Championship Tournament.

While details are still scarce, here’s everything we know about the upcoming fighting game so far, including trailers, platforms, and roster details.

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An image of Vegeta in Dragon Ball Sparking Zero.Bandai Namco
Dragon Ball Sparking Zero will feature the biggest roster in the series.

Is there a release date for Dragon Ball Sparking Zero?

Currently, there is no confirmed release date for Dragon Ball Sparking Zero.

As soon as Bandai Namco announces an official release date, we’ll be sure to update this page.

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What platforms will Dragon Ball Sparking Zero be on?

According to the the official reveal trailer, Sparking Zero with be released for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via Steam.

You can now wishlist the game on each of the platforms so as soon as pre-order and release date information is confirmed you’ll know right away.

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero trailers

The second trailer for Sparking Zero features gameplay and cutscene footage of Goku and Vegeta fighting in their various forms over the years from their first confrontation in the Saiyan Saga of Dragon Ball Z, all the way up to their Super Saiyan God transformations from Dragon Ball Super.

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You can check out the trailer below:


At The Game Awards 2023, the first full-length trailer for the new Budokai game was unveiled, confirming that the title will now be called Dragon Ball Sparking Zero. This new footage can be viewed below.

The clip shows off amazing visuals, characters, and more. Everything a Dragon Ball fan expects and hopes for from a new game.

Gameplay

Like the previous entries in this beloved franchise, Sparking Zero will feature arena fighter battles where players will control their character from a third-person over-the-shoulder perspective.

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Destructible environments will also play a big role in battles, as noted on the game’s website players will “Step into an arena that reacts to your every action. As you transform or unleash your most devastating attacks, watch the environment respond with stunning realism. Leave a trail of destruction in your wake as you battle to your heart’s content.”

Previous entries included huge character rosters and a lot of transformations to choose from so players can expect to play as all of their favorite heroes and villains from the beloved anime franchise. Sparking Zero will have a “historic number of playable characters, each with signature abilities, transformations and techniques.”

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Roster

As well as sharing the Goku vs Vegeta trailer, Bandai Namco also recently revealed the first 24 playable characters that will be available in the Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero roster. These are:

  1. Goku (Z – Early)
  2. Goku (Z – Mid)
  3. Goku (Z – Mid), Super Saiyan
  4. Goku (Z – End)
  5. Goku (Z – End), Super Saiyan
  6. Goku (Z – End), Super Saiyan 2
  7. Goku (Z – End), Super Saiyan 3
  8. Goku (Super)
  9. Goku (Z – Mid), Super Saiyan
  10. Goku (Super), Super Saiyan God
  11. Goku (Super), Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan
  12. Vegeta (Z – Scouter)
  13. Great Ape Vegeta
  14. Vegeta (Z – Early)
  15. Vegeta (Z – Early), Super Saiyan
  16. Super Vegeta
  17. Vegeta (Z – End)
  18. Vegeta (Z – End), Super Saiyan
  19. Vegeta (Z – End), Super Saiyan 2
  20. Majin Vegeta
  21. Vegeta (Super)
  22. Vegeta (Super), Super Saiyan
  23. Vegeta (Super), Super Saiyan God
  24. Vegeta (Super), Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan

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Tyler is Dexerto's Gaming Evergreen Specialist. He loves many games but is particularly fond of JRPGs and The Last of Us. When he's not writing about or playing video games, he can be found watching Doctor Who or reading a fantasy book. You can contact him at tyler.constable@dexerto.com