Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi Hero Mode

By Rebecca Smith, 5 years ago
For the first time in the Dragon Ball franchise, players are going to be able to make use of a character creation feature. In Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi, Hero Mode will allow players to create their own Saiyan with which to enter battle. Body features, outfits, skills and super attacks can all be customised before players fly through the world and seek out their foes. The custom characters can be used both in the storyline campaign and online against other players, all while being able to gain experience.

Namco Bandai has released a trailer summarising the feature:



Those of you who can't view the trailer can have a look at some of the resulting screenshots instead. Unfortunately these don't do as good a job as the trailer at demonstrating the new mode.

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The numerous options will allow for millions of different possible creations. In the first part of the detailed look at the feature, Namco Bandai demonstrates the seemingly limitless choices for name, hair style, costumes and voice type. Skin, hair and costume colours can all be adjusted to a fine degree too.



Part two is not yet available, but we'll post the video as soon as it is released.

Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi is due to be released on October 25th in North America and October 28th in Europe.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.
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iAchronos
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Posted on 03 September 11 at 21:52
Looks awesome. Been waiting for a feature like this. Haven't bought a DBZ game since PS2. Might pick this one up when its released.
LABON MUMBLES
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Posted on 03 September 11 at 21:52
thought it would be a character from scratch... but it looks like u just pick a character and change their colors and shit... not as cool

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Ugh, why can't they just make a Burst Limit 2 already?
That was a good game, it's what got me interested in Dragon Ball Z in the first place.

I might have to pass on this one, even though I really like creating my own character in a video game. Maybe when the game goes down to like $20 I'll give it a try. So, I guess I'll have to wait another year or two?
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Posted on 03 September 11 at 22:01
Wow im glad they are putting alot of work into this, this is a must buy. Much needed after the stale repeats.
ExtremePhobia
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Posted on 03 September 11 at 22:12
The feature looks pretty awesome but at the same time, when the bodies start flying and everything, I can't help but just see "Shirtless Vegeta" or "Yamcha with Goku hair." Still looks fun though and being able to pick your own abilities sounds interesting =).
Kiplerr
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Posted on 03 September 11 at 22:20
Looks fucking sweet. Can't wait for this.
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Posted on 03 September 11 at 22:25
Does anyone know if you will be able to switch between Japanese and Dubbed voiced? I grew up with the American characters and doubt I'll enjoy hearing that.
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Posted on 03 September 11 at 22:34
I haven't played a DragonBall Z game in a long time (last one was back on my PS2 days). Simply because every new game felt like all the old ones I played but just with other/new fighters. For me personally no big difference.

But this new DBZ game is starting to look interesting. Especially the new Hero mode.
And may I add, FINALLY the abbility to create your own fighter!!!!

So yeah, I might pick this one up.
JUST 1NTRO
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Posted on 03 September 11 at 22:37
This is gonna be sick.
Can't wait!
I think it's safe to say, all Dragon Ball Z fans have been waiting for this feature for a long time.

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Dragonball z game number 1,456!
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Posted on 03 September 11 at 22:54
iAchronos said:Looks awesome. Been waiting for a feature like this. Haven't bought a DBZ game since PS2. Might pick this one up when its released.No where near as good as they where back then. Now they are just a bad excuse for a fighting game.
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Labon Dior said:thought it would be a character from scratch... but it looks like u just pick a character and change their colors and shit... not as coolI was thinking the same thing. The customization is not as in depth as it would lead you to believe. However, the whole flying around and doing fights to gain experience and skill system seems pretty cool
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Posted on 03 September 11 at 23:26
I like it :)
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Posted on 04 September 11 at 00:12
nice !!!
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Posted on 04 September 11 at 00:21
Some of those screenshots look like they are in an adventure mode type thing. Was this announced already and I missed it? Or am I completely mistaken?
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OfficerBarbrady said:Some of those screenshots look like they are in an adventure mode type thing. Was this announced already and I missed it? Or am I completely mistaken?Those screenshots are taken from the trailer that highlights Hero Mode. However, I honestly couldn't tell you what mode you enter once you've actually created your character.
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Posted on 04 September 11 at 01:06
Will definitely be picking this one up.
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Posted on 04 September 11 at 01:08
Haven't played a good DBZ game since Tenkaichi 2/3 and haven't played any DBZ since Burst Limit... hope this one is a good one.
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Posted on 04 September 11 at 03:05
I'm definitely going to grab this one up!

Has anyone heard of pre order bonuses for North America? I found videos on youtube mentioning a life size dragon ball being offered for the Japanese release in December. I don't think I would have to convey my desire for that to not only be true but to be offered over here as well!!
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