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Here are all the playable characters of Dragon Ball: Sparking ZERO

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Bandai Namco is taking its time in revealing all the playable characters of Dragon Ball: Sparking ZERO, and fans have a long way to go before the full roster is confirmed.

Dragon Ball: Sparking ZERO has been whetting the appetites of fans with glimpses of its fast-paced, hard-hitting gameplay. It’s also been teasing the many playable characters are set to be added to the game, starting with the dozens of iterations of Goku and his longtime frenemy Vegeta.

Alongside this, Bandai Namco has confirmed the incredible number of playable characters that will be available in the game. The company isn’t listing out everyone at once however, and is instead staggering out its reveals in the months leading up to the game’s launch.

Every playable character on the Dragon Ball: Sparking ZERO roster

Bandai hasn’t yet revealed every character in the Dragon Ball: Sparking ZERO character roster, but has confirmed dozens of options. Much like Dragon Ball FighterZ, while there will still be dozens of characters to choose from, a significant portion of them will be different iterations of a few characters. This was demonstrated in the first confirmed batch of playable characters, which included 11 different iterations of Goku and 13 of Vegeta.

The full list of confirmed characters in Dragon Ball: Sparking ZERO is as follows:

  1. Goku (Z – Early)
  2. Goku (Z – Mid)
  3. Goku (Z – Mid), 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 (Super), Super Saiyan
  10. Goku (Super), Super Saiyan God
  11. Goku (Super), Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan
  12. Vegeta (Z – Scouter)
  13. Great Ape Vegeta
  14. Vegeta (Z – Early)
  15. Vegeta (Z – Early), Super Saiyan
  16. Super Vegeta
  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 God Super Saiyan

While the above list has characters officially revealed to be playable, some characters are in promo images and trailers but haven’t gotten the “playable” status yet. These other characters include: 

  1. Yamcha
  2. Tien
  3. Krillin
  4. Piccolo
  5. Final Form Frieza
  6. Android 18
  7. Perfect Cell
  8. Super Saiyan Trunks (Z)
  9. Mr. Satan
  10. Android 17
  11. Super Buu
  12. Broly
  13. Legendary Super Saiyan Broly (Super)
  14. Jiren
  15. Super Saiyan Trunks (Super – Sword)
  16. Bergamo

While they haven’t been officially confirmed, each of these will likely be properly introduced over time. Even if they aren’t, Dragon Ball: Sparking ZERO players will be spoiled for choice when it comes to the roster.

How many characters will be in Dragon Ball: Sparking ZERO?

Dragon Ball: Sparking ZERO is confirmed to have 164 total character slots, including the various character transformations.

So far, trailers and other promotional material for the upcoming Budokai Tenkaichi successor revealed that characters from the four main arcs of Dragon Ball Z up through the Universal Survival Saga of Dragon Ball Super are in the game’s character roster.

However, it’s currently unclear if the game will feature characters from the original Dragon Ball, the upcoming Dragon Ball Daima, or the various non-canon movies the series has spawned. Additionally, the Dragon Ball Super manga has finished several arcs since the Universal Survival Saga, where the anime left off, raising the question of whether currently manga-exclusive characters will be part of Sparking ZERO’s roster.

Will Dragon Ball: Sparking ZERO have characters from Dragon Ball GT?

Bandai Namco has not confirmed if Dragon Ball: Sparking ZERO will have characters from Dragon Ball GT.

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 and 3 had characters from Dragon Ball GT, including the GT versions of Goku and Vegeta, but they weren’t in the “Rivals” trailer Bandai Namco uploaded on YouTube showcasing multiple versions of the two characters. However, Goku’s Ultra Instinct form and Vegeta’s Ultra Ego form weren’t confirmed either, suggesting that GT characters might get announced later.

DbsHype, a well-known news reporter in the Dragon Ball space, previously stated that the game would include characters from Dragon Ball GT. They doubled down on this statement after the “Rivals” trailer dropped.

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Written by Hannan Mundia

Hannan Mundia has been playing video games since he was just three years old. He loves everything about gaming, from RPGs to first-person shooters. He has sunk countless hours into Bethesda's popular RPGs, but his favorite game remains Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.

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