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Here's Your First Glimpse of Dragon Ball Z's PS4 Debut

Posted by Robert Ramsey

What does the scouter say

It was only a matter of time before a Dragon Ball Z title was announced for Sony's next-gen system, and for fans of Akira Toriyama's incredibly popular creation, today is the day that you can start gathering your spirit energy for the franchise's PlayStation 4 debut.

With just a single scan from this month's V Jump magazine to go on, there's not much to get excited about just yet, but the news that Goku and the gang are making the generational jump is promising — especially when other Japanese properties seem content to stick around on the PlayStation 3.

So what does the scan tell us? Well, the title's in production for both of the aforementioned consoles, but at this point in time, it doesn't even have an official name. You can also make out the series' protagonist taking on Vegeta, Frieza, and Cell, but the inclusion of those pivotal brawls should surprise no one. According to translators, there's mention of a high tech, futuristic city that houses a time machine, as well as the Hyperbolic Time Chamber — a location where you can spend years training while only a few hours pass outside.

What kind of Dragon Ball fighter would you like to see on PS4? Were you a fan of Battle of Z's team-based clashes, or would you prefer a return to the times of the brilliant Budokai 3? Tell us your scouter readings in the comments section below.


User Comments (29)



FullbringIchigo said:

OH HELL YEAH!, as a huge Dragon Ball fan I always get excited when a new game is announced

also time travel, and if you look at the pic of Goku fighting Vegeta you can see a brand new character watching the fight, is this game going to be a single player Dragon Ball fighting game based on the DBOnline story?????



ShogunRok said:

Desperately hoping for a return to Budokai's way of doing things, but I don't think we're going to get it.



ShogunRok said:

@FullbringIchigo He's wearing a scouter and a Capsule Corp. jacket, so my first guess is that he's some sort of player character. Maybe you can go back in time to specific events and fight yourself?

That's actually not a bad concept...



Bad-MuthaAdebisi said:

I tried the demo on vita and really didn't like the controls at all. Hopefully I'll find the ps4 version more comfortable as I'd like to give it a go.



billy991 said:

I'm a sucker for any DBZ game so will be buying this no matter what. Hopefully they allow you to go from SSJ1 to SSJ2 during the fight instead of choosing that form of the character



SuperSilverback said:

@ShogunRok i wish it would go back to Budokais style aswell. Powerup mid fight and going super sayian is way more fun than just picking a different super level and staying that the whole match :/. Also miss all he epic super move animations from Budokai



belmont said:

I would like a DBZ RPG like attack of sayans that I played on the DS some years ago.



Jazzer94 said:

I hope it plays like Budokai Tenkaichi 3 instead of Battle of Z which was terrible.



Mrskinner said:

Never played a dbz game. The games as good as the hype and should I give them a go?



ShogunRok said:

@Mrskinner If you're going to give one a go, I'd recommend Budokai 3. It's a more traditional fighting game than a lot of the more recent instalments, but I think it's easily the best. It's part of an HD collection on PS3, which also comes with the first Budokai. Unfortunately, the first one is a bit rubbish.



drumsandperc92 said:

graphically looks amazing.
also, i can make out a SSJG future trunks on the bottom right corner.
The thing about DBZ games is they are a crap shoot as far as gameplay goes, could be amazing or absolute garbage.
I won't be excited till i see it in action. I loved Burst Limit, hopefully it's something like that.



ShogunRok said:

@drumsandperc92 Do you mean that Trunks is the character with the red hair and the Capsule Corp. jacket? That could mean that it's not a one v one fighter if so.

I'm afraid I don't recognise him because I've only read the manga.



SuperSilverback said:

Future Trunks hair is purple tho, or gold when he goes SSJ. Never seen him were a cape/scouter either



FullbringIchigo said:

@drumsandperc92 I don't think that's Trunks for one he has no need for a scouter plus his hair is the wrong style

no I think that's either a OC or a custom character, I'm hoping for custom I would love a proper create a character mode in a DBZ game

@ShogunRok no one looking like that ever showed up in the Anime either not the original DBZ any of the movies or Kai



drumsandperc92 said:

@ShogunRok oh, true. only took a quick glance, you're definitely right it's probably a custom or a new character to explain some weird storyline (i.e. the Dragonball MMO)



SuperSilverback said:

I hope it lets you use ultimate attacks that completely destroy the landscape and you continue to fight on it. So awesome is the older games



Mattt said:

budokai 3 is the best game of dbz please make the next game based in the budokai 3



Florence490 said:

I think it would be cool for them to make the story mode like Dragon Ball Z Sagas, but have the gameplay mechanics of Ultimate Tenkaichi. A little character creation of every race would be awesome. I'm a sucker for the character creations. Either way I'll buy it ONLY if they take out the GODDAMN PICKING A TRANSFORMATION PART INSTEAD OF JUST TRANSFORMING IN GAME!! hint hint

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