Dragon Ball Wii golden

Development complete on Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 for Nintendo's upcoming console; launch title status reconfirmed.

It's a golden era for Nintendo gaming as the company is preparing to launch its latest console, the Wii, in a few weeks. It's also quickly becoming a golden era for several of the system's games, as developers wrap up work on titles and send them off to factory for replication.

The second Wii game to be announced as going gold is Atari's Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2, following Sega's Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz. Both games will be on shelves alongside the Wii on November 19 in North America.

The game features more than 120 playable characters, 16 destructible environments, and nine gameplay modes. Based on the Dragon Ball Z anime, the game lets players duke it out in both single- and multiplayer.

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 is rated T for Teen. For more information, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

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SS5Goten
SS5Goten

Im confused. If its a launch title now then why didnt gamespot edit the releasee date yet? its been 6 days. am i missing somethin?

-Shadowbinded-
-Shadowbinded-

to make 120 playable characters from the series (which not many people can name 100 fighting characters) is actually pretty easy... if u read the first character profile from Nov. 1... u can see: Goku / Goku Super Saiyan / Goku SS2 / Goku SS3 Kid Gohan / Teen Gohan / Teen Gohan SS / Teen Gohan SS2 Cell / Cell 2nd Form / Cell Perfect Form / Perfect Cell with 3 different names (Goku / Gohan / Cell) u already have 12 playable characters.. do that with all the other characters that transform, like Frieza, and u can easily get to 120 and seriously, how many characters in the series DON'T undergo a trasnformation??

Matt_Talbot
Matt_Talbot

Well Dragonball was fun to see Goku not know what a female was... that was hilarious... not to mention he beat the crap out of a car, and the machine he thought was real... LOL

encryptkeeper
encryptkeeper

You can tell by my avatar which series I preferred over DBZ, too bad the Yu Yu Hakusho games sucked HUGE amounts of ass...

japanesegoth
japanesegoth

"matt_talbot: i have no issues with episodes 1-30 of DBZ, its everything after that 5 episodes to charge a freaking spirit bomb is ridiculus" i must agree...though i still watched it...hehe. it was the same thing over and over. at least the original dragon ball was not so monotonous. that was the most enjoyable of the 3 series methinks.

GrimBee
GrimBee

When saying DBZ and reading people writing DBZ... It reminds me of the days when the ps1 was king (and sega wasnt.. very much..) with the game Dead Ball Zone. Sorry, just brought back a memory there *sniff*

Matt_Talbot
Matt_Talbot

BloodyChimp I see, i have never seen that one yet, i see how people get angry... haha im sure people are wondering why Buu never hit him during all of that...

bloodychimp
bloodychimp

matt_talbot: i have no issues with episodes 1-30 of DBZ, its everything after that 5 episodes to charge a freaking spirit bomb is ridiculus

Matt_Talbot
Matt_Talbot

Ok, why do people keep bashing games, honestly, have you even played them? I used to hate DBZ at a time, but when i started to watch all the episodes from 1 to 30, i knew i was hooked. It seems bad till you know the point of it, if you still hate it after thes, come talk to me, ill prove otherwise. Other than that, Im playing it the week it comes out, and SSBB when that does too. Please send me a message if you still do not like DBZ, i would really want to know why people hate this game so much. Matt Talbot

lasberry
lasberry

Replying to GrimBee: If it really has some nifty features like holding the wii remote and nunchaku like if you were charging up a fireball, and then RELEASE. These are exactly the type of moves incorporated into this game. The DBZ series is a very fun fighting series and this game looks to be another addition in the series of 'Player's Choice' or 'Greatest Hits' Dragonball titles. Vegeta4Life

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

i didn't like the looks of this game...... (i don't really care for dragonball to begin with).... looks like alot of button mashing.

GrimBee
GrimBee

Golden wii games.... LOL when will the puns stop!?!? ;) My friends son is well into the dragon ball z stuff, he apparently is well psyched to do some moves with the wii remote and nunchaku.. BUT, Im not sure to what extent that this game goes to make the moves interactive, you know? If it really has some nifty features like holding the wii remote and nunchaku like if you were charging up a fireball, and then RELEASE.. Something along the lines of that would be fantastic. If there arent things like this... then the dbz series is still a no go area for me. But I think this is going to be a great title for dbz fans, and especially since its on the cheaper console too! Alot of dbz fans dont have the budgets for $600 and then a game on TOP of that.. Well done Nintendo and DBZ devs for getting into the right market! Hope this game does dbz fans well :)

Frankazami
Frankazami

This game is gonna suck, and no, a fancy smancy new control scheme isn't going to magically make a bad game awesome or fun.

nappan
nappan

I have to say... "The game features more than 120 playable characters" is kinda odd. Were there that many original characters in the anime?! I watched it from ep 1 - done when I was younger and I don't recall 120 fighting characters. Oh well... the past DBZ games have ranged from suck to splending, lets hope this is the latter.

Slinkinator
Slinkinator

Hoory! At LAST! Finally we can play as Garlic Jr.! I hated that tenkaichi 1 said features all sagas and it missed out the Garlic saga like EVERY DBZ game... until now!! =D Oh yeah, when will this game be released in the UK?? B4 Xmas I'm hoping... Anyone know?

krazyatx03
krazyatx03

this game is gonna suck...I thought they had learn from the awful game tenkaichi but they should of made it budokai 4. Not worth anyones time and money. 120 characters? most of them sucked. I'm a huge dbz fan but this game hasn't crossed my mind.

Jebril
Jebril

Yeah wow 120 charachters that's a friggin lot, but of course I gurantee you that they will be unbalanced it's rare that you come actoss a game that's balanced charachters and when you do they never have more than 12 fighters in the game.

SSJ4Justin
SSJ4Justin

too bad i wont be getting wii :?

bigcrusha
bigcrusha

This game is sick!!! The best part is that the game features will not be exclusive so each console that the game is for will all have the same features!!! Plus the fact that the wii will have gameplay that feels more interactive is awesome!!! 120 characters, i'm shaking just thinking about it!!

DS_fan_atic
DS_fan_atic

120...PLAYABLE characters...hmmm this suddenly becomes interesting.

CheddarLimbo
CheddarLimbo

TintedChimes "is it mean or is the title sexual? but I guess anything with ball, wii and golden will probably sound sexual." ------------------ It's you. Pervert.

TorugotoShinsan
TorugotoShinsan

Just how would you play this game with the Wiimote? Would you have to squeeze the 'mote until it breaks and scream at the TV to power-up?

shibby360
shibby360

wow thats sounds cool. i want to do spirit bombs and crap with the wii remote

Supreme_Fantasy
Supreme_Fantasy

I didn't interest in Wii. So i shall get the game in ps2!

creativeminded
creativeminded

this will be a good game but i would easily prefere Bodukai 4 to be made. Budokai 3 by many is considered the best DBZ game and i have to agree (keep in mind i have both budokai 3 and tenchaichi so i can make judgment for comparison)

King_Dodongo
King_Dodongo

LOTS OF CHARACTERS! SPECIAL GINYU FORCES FTW

Nintendus
Nintendus

While I wait for Brawl, this will keep me satisfied.

Nintendus
Nintendus

"is it mean or is the title sexual? but I guess anything with ball, wii and golden will probably sound sexual." Sir, you have a perverted mind.

Elite_Jounin
Elite_Jounin

"kinglink2" is right, If anyone has bought or played the last budokai knows that they have the same characters twice if not four times! Ex:goku, goku ssj, goku ssj2, goku ssj4 (each being a different character) Game play was cool but DBZB3 was the best.

CheddarLimbo
CheddarLimbo

I just can't get excited about this franchise. These have always seemed to be pretty run-of-the-mill fighters with little to no innovation. Hopefully the Wii controls will help to make things more interesting.

TintedChimes
TintedChimes

is it mean or is the title sexual? but I guess anything with ball, wii and golden will probably sound sexual.

neoand12
neoand12

Meh The Tekken team should of worked on this game.

gusthegoose08
gusthegoose08

Yes this game is going awesome im excited to play it

Dace67
Dace67

I plan on getting this for the nice memories it'll bring back. And hopefully won't remind me of the tragedy that was GT.

ConManWithGun
ConManWithGun

i wonder if u have to do the hand movements to do a kamehameha

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Dragon Ball doesn't go gold, they go super saiyan.

death919
death919

Are there even 120 characters introduced in the anime? :O Well, still, sounds awesome! :D This'll definitely be a great game! I still have to play the first Budokai Tenkaichi and Super Dragonball Z though... lol, so many DBZ games. They're fun though. :D

ghostadv
ghostadv

I've already PO'd this game. I'm not really a big fan of DBZ, and I haven't played any of their recent games, but this looks fun :)

kyosukeugc
kyosukeugc

DBZ is probably the poorest/wortst anime there is... BUT they always have kick ass games! Good for Wii for getting this syndicated on to their system!!! =D