New Dragon Ball Z Game Sparks Excitement with ‘Sparking! Zero’ Trademark Filing

Dragon Ball fans, get ready to power up, because there’s exciting news on the horizon. Bandai Namco Entertainment has been hard at work on a brand new addition to the legendary Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi series. While details are still relatively scarce, a recent trademark filing in the United States has ignited speculation and anticipation among the community.

A Familiar Name: Sparking! Zero

The trademark filing in question is for the name “Sparking! Zero.” This is especially intriguing because, in Japan, the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi series goes by the name “Dragon Ball Z: Sparking!” The use of “Sparking!” in the title strongly suggests that we may be looking at the next entry in this beloved franchise.

A Long-Awaited Return

Fans of the series have been eagerly awaiting news since Bandai Namco’s announcement in March of this year. While the company revealed that a new Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi game was in the works, they remained tight-lipped about the official title, supported platforms, and release date.

What the Trademark Tells Us

While the trademark filing for “Sparking! Zero” doesn’t provide all the answers, it does hint at some exciting possibilities. It suggests that the Japanese edition of the game may continue with the “Sparking!” naming convention, which is sure to please long-time fans. However, whether this name will be adopted globally or whether it hints at more Sparking! games in the future remains uncertain.

A Peek into Development

The trademark filing, although seemingly small, serves as confirmation that development is progressing. This is reassuring news for fans who have been eagerly waiting for any updates on the highly anticipated game. While we still lack concrete details, the fact that Bandai Namco is actively protecting the “Sparking! Zero” name hints at an official announcement coming our way sooner rather than later.

A Legendary Series Returns

The new Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi game will mark the fourth Western title in the series, following the release of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 way back in 2007 for the PS2 and Wii. That’s a whole 16 years since the last installment, making this upcoming release even more special for fans who’ve been patiently waiting for the series’ return.

What We Know So Far

Although details are still being kept under wraps, Bandai Namco did release a teaser trailer for the game. While the teaser primarily features footage from previous games in the series, it serves as a tantalizing reminder of the epic battles and intense gameplay that fans can expect from the upcoming title.


In summary, the recent trademark filing for “Sparking! Zero” has reignited the excitement among Dragon Ball Z fans worldwide. While we eagerly await more details about the game’s title, platforms, and release date, this development serves as a promising sign that the next installment in the Budokai Tenkaichi series is well underway. Stay tuned for more updates, and in the meantime, get ready to unleash your inner Saiyan once again!



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