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Dragon Ball Sparking Zero Roster, Release Date Prediction & Latest News

Breaking down everything we know so far about the Dragon Ball Sparking Zero roster, release date, and more.
Dragon Ball Sparking Zero Roster, Release Date Prediction & Latest News
Bandai Namco

Fans have been waiting more than a decade for the Budokai Tenkaichi series to return, and the eventual Dragon Ball Sparking Zero release date will bring a sequel to a franchise that skipped two whole console generations. As new details begin to emerge, it's looking like the Dragon Ball Sparking Zero roster will be among the most extensive in franchise history.

With the first trailers and confirmed characters now available, it won't shock many that Goku and Vegeta will be center stage. From our release date prediction to the unconfirmed characters teased in early footage, here's everything we know so far about Dragon Ball Sparking Zero.

Update February 13: A new interview with producers on Dragon Ball Sparking Zero has revealed several potential features and their targeted release window. 

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero Release Date Prediction

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So far, Bandai Namco has stopped short of confirming an upcoming Dragon Ball Sparking Zero release date. The initial trailer reveal simply told fans to "Wishlist Now," and early listings for the game are using placeholder dates with December 31, 2024 listed. We don't expect that date is accurate, but it could clue us into when the game may arrive.

Looking back to the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi series released from 2005 to 2007, all three installments had an October release date. On top of that, it's important to note that Dragon Ball DAIMA, an all-new canon anime, is scheduled for a "Fall 2024" release.

With all of that in mind, we do expect the Dragon Ball Sparking Zero release date will be October 2024. The other most likely timing would be January 2025, as Dragon Ball FighterZ and the Dragon Ball adjacent Bandai Namco title Jump Force were both January releases.

Early trailers have already confirmed the gameplay will align with what was seen in previous Budokai Tenkaichi games with mobile 3D combat and destructible environments. For recent players, this should mean something closer to Dragon Ball Z Kakarot and the Xenoverse series rather than a side-scrolling fighting game like Dragon Ball FighterZ. Dragon Ball Sparking Zero is confirmed to be releasing exclusively on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero Roster (All Confirmed Characters)

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Following their earlier announcement, the most significant Dragon Ball Sparking Zero trailer so far featured forever rivals Goku and Vegeta facing off in several different forms. As seen above, the end of the trailer featured our first glimpse at the complete Dragon Ball Sparking Zero roster. That was followed up by a release from Bandai Namco that detailed which versions were spotlighted.

Here's the current confirmed Dragon Ball Sparking Zero roster:

  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

This confirms that characters from Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super are on the table, though we've yet to see any original Dragon Ball or Dragon Ball GT forms showcased. They could still be in the game, but there's nothing concrete so far.

In addition to the announced forms above, the following characters were briefly shown in the trailer. Details on exact forms and what other versions of them we might see are not yet known, but the following characters will be on the Dragon Ball Sparking Zero roster:

  • Android 17
  • Android 18
  • Tien
  • Yamcha
  • Mr. Satan
  • Bergamo
  • Trunks
  • Broly
  • Cell
  • Freiza
  • Majin Buu
  • Piccolo
  • Jiren

That wraps up all the Dragon Ball Sparking Zero roster members we know about so far. The tiled roster shown above indicates a full roster of 164 playable forms, so we have plenty more yet to be revealed.