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Dragon Ball Sparking Zero may arrive without a feature loved by fans

Dragon Ball Budokai Tenkaichi was one of fighting games most acclaimed films of the PlayStation 2 era in the 2000s. Dragon Ball Sparking Zerowas revealed in March 2023, leaving fans with many expectations.

However, it seems that the new game in the line will not have a feature that is very popular with the community. The infamous local multiplayer with split screen may be left out of the new game in the franchise.

The absence of local multiplayer ended up being confirmed by Bandai Namco through the game's page on platforms such as PS Store, Steam and the official website itself. Reportedly, the game It will be an experience for just one player offline and for two in online multiplayer.

PS Store page confirming that DBZ Sparking Zero will be for only one player offline.Source: PS Store

Why won't Dragon Ball Sparking Zero have local multiplayer?

In a channel broadcast Sofian Le Geekthe producer of DBZ Sparking Zero, Jun Furutani, spoke about various aspects of the sequel. He explains that the absence of local multiplayer would be due to Sony and Microsoft policieswhich would be making it difficult to implement the feature to supposedly favor sales of the PS5 and Xbox Series S and X.

DBZ Sparking Zero may not have local multiplayer.DBZ Sparking Zero may not have local multiplayer.Source: Bandai Namco

So far, it is unclear whether this decision is, in fact, permanent. — even more so considering that it is one of the most loved features by fans who played the classics.

According to Furutani, the functionality is still being negotiated, but there is some resistance from Sony and Microsoft regarding this. The statement is at least curious, considering that the 2021 GOTY, It Takes Twocan be played in local split-screen co-op. Baldur's Gate 3winner of the award in 2023, also has the solution.

For those who don't remember, local multiplayer DBZ Tenkaichi it divided the screen into two parts, giving each player a better sense of space on the maps — which were very large and full of good places to position themselves in fights.

Confirmation on the official website that the game will only be for one player in offline mode.Confirmation on the official website that the game will only be for one player in offline mode.

As at the time of the PS2 the online multiplayer feature was still very limited, the only alternative was to play the traditional “X1” in person, which ended up making the game quite popular here.

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero will have how many fighters?

The cast of characters, at least, will be full for the sequel. Dragon Ball Sparking Zero will have a list of 164 fighters, 24 of which have already had their names confirmed. Check out:

  1. Goku (Z — Beginning)
  2. Goku (Z — Middle)
  3. Goku (Z — Middle), Super Saiyan
  4. Goku (Z — End)
  5. Goku (Z — End), Super Saiyan
  6. Goku (Z — End), Super Saiyan 2
  7. Goku (Z — End), Super Saiyan 3
  8. Goku (Super)
  9. Goku (Z — Middle), Super Saiyan
  10. Goku (Super), Super Saiyan God
  11. Goku (Super), Super Saiyan Blue
  12. Vegeta (Z — Scouter)
  13. Oozaru Vegeta
  14. Vegeta (Z — Beginning)
  15. Vegeta (Z — Beginning), Super Saiyan
  16. Super
  17. Vegeta (Z — End)
  18. Vegeta (Z — End), Super Saiyan
  19. Vegeta (Z — End), Super Saiyan 2
  20. Majin Vegeta
  21. Vegeta (Super)
  22. Vegeta (Super), Super Saiyan
  23. Vegeta (Super), Super Saiyan God
  24. Vegeta (Super), Super Saiyan Blue

Dragon Ball Sparking Zero will be released for PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC — although the date has not yet been confirmed. Looking forward to it? Comment on social media Voxel!

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