TOKYO--According to Bandai's official site, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi for the PlayStation 2 has been dated for release in Japan on October 6, more than two months before its US release. The game will be priced at 7,140 yen ($65). Developed by Spike, Dragon Ball Z Sparking! will feature a 3D battle experience somewhat different from the Budokai series. The game will play in a modified first-person perspective, with players viewing the action over their fighter's shoulder. Matches will take place in the air and on the ground. Characters confirmed thus far include Vegeta, Goku, Janenba, Piccolo, Freeza, Cell, Gohan, Majin-Boo, and Vegetto. To date, Bandai has sold a total of 8.35 million Dragon Ball Z games for the PS2. The company says it hopes to hit the 10 million mark with the release of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi.