The team over at COIN-OP TV recently had the chance to interview Brandon Zien from Namco Bandai Games in regards to Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi! Something interesting Mr. Zien reveals is that players can create female Saiyans! Now, we’ve heard in the past this isn’t possible and actually when Mr. Zien is asked the question about female Saiyans again he says to check out the Hero Mode trailer. Being big DBZ nerds here at Anime Games Online, we went back and checked out the first trailer, the second video and the third video for Hero Mode that was released by Namco Bandai and we didn’t see any option for females. One of two things could have happened here – either Mr. Zien accidentally revealed this feature when he wasn’t supposed to (which would be awesome) or he just misspoke in the excitement of the interview.
In either case, we would advise fans to wait until the actual game comes out later this month to see if female Saiyans can actually be created. Reason is we respectfully spotted some other misspoken info. We’re probably just being nitpicky, but we noted the pronunciation of “Saiyan” was a bit off (it’s SAY IN, not SAI AN), mentioning the game goes from DBGT to DBZ (when its DBZ to DBGT), and that the Hero Mode trailer can be found on dragonball.namco.com (we didn’t see the trailer there and the site hasn’t been updated much. The recent news post says June 2010).
Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi (or Dragon Ball: Ultimate Blast in Japan), formerly known as Dragon Ball Game Project Age 2011, is a 3D fighting game in development by Spike. The game features beautiful 3D graphics, 30 minutes worth of anime-style cutscenes, free roaming action, boss battles, pursuits, hidden missions, and character creation. Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi is scheduled to be released October 25 in North America, October 28th in Europe, and December 8th in Japan for the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3. To learn more about the game, check out prior posts on Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi.