Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 takes the acrobatic and intense 3D flying and fighting dynamic made popular in last years blockbuster and takes it to a whole new level with exciting new features sure to please die-hard Dragon Ball fans and those new to the franchise. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 offers the complete DBZ mythology from Dragon Ball to Dragon Ball GT with a staggering roster of over 120 DBZ heroes and villains and an expansive story mode that allows players to recreate some of the storied confrontations from the TV show, or all-new showdowns of their own with characters that never actually fought in the animated series. Lightning-fast fighting, light RPG and action gameplay elements give players the power to engage in titanic battles set in vast and vibrant 3D highly destructible environments. The game also features levels that are twice the size of those in the original, in-game transformations, tag battles, an all new vanishing attack and complete environmental destruction. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 delivers fast-paced combat, intense action and the complete DBZ mythology to its passionate fans along with the added dimension of the unique Wii controls.
The Wii receives a worthy and entertaining fighter.
Use the Wii Remote to perform powerful special moves. View larger.
Huge environments allow for epic battles. View larger.
Choose from almost any character in the Dragon Ball universe! View larger.
Many characters can be in their adult or child forms. View larger.
A plethora of fighters at your fingertips
In the world of fighting games, there's Dragon Ball Z and there's everything else. DBZ continues to prove why it is the gold standard of anime-based video games with Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2. The latest installment takes the series to a higher echelon with over 120 playable characters, 16 vast and vibrant destructible environments, and nine different game modes, including single and multiplayer battles. Unique Wii controls allow players to initiate special moves by acting out the real move with the Wii remote and Nunchuk attachment. If players prefer to use a more classic control style, they can use the Wii Classic controller or a GameCube controller (both sold separately).
The powerful fighting action, popular acrobatic and flying dynamics, and role-playing game (RPG) elements that span the entire Dragon Ball series add to this remarkable fighting experience for fans and fighting game enthusiasts. In addition to the unprecedented number of characters, wide selection of massive destructible environments and abundance of game modes, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 features in-game transformations, tag team battles, and a story mode which covers the complete Dragon Ball mythology - offering over 50 hours of gameplay. Additionally, all of the Series' popular characters are selectable fighters or make excellent cameos, such as Trunks (and Kid Trunks), Goku, Krillin, Vegeta, and Super 17. New characters appearing for the first time include Slug, Cui, Pan, Uub, and the powerful Cyborg Tao.
A new environment for fighting
Arenas are more interactive than ever before and provide players with a number of ways to destroy the environment that the battles take place in. Not only are the arenas incredibly large, but many are entirely new to the Budokai Tenkaichi series (11 arenas are revisited from Budokai Tenkaichi 1). All of the arenas provide plenty of space to maneuver your character and perform impressive moves, but never seem so large that you can't concentrate on the fight at hand.
Transformations are once again a major part of gameplay, and the mechanisms that allow a player to transform have been largely untouched from the previous installment. You can also choose to begin in a transformed state if you prefer, however this can make things difficult if you don't have a memorized set of transformations to switch to. Fusions can also be performed, but only in Tag and Free battles are they allowed. This has the side effect of turning some battles into truly epic affairs, as you are likely to extend battles whenever fusions enter the equation!
Multiple modes for multiple fighters
The main story mode, or "Dragon Adventure" mode, covers a wide swath of the Dragon Ball universe from the movies to Dragon Ball Z and GT. Depending on your performance in each battle, the story can and will change to match the outcome of your fighters. If you can collect enough wins in a given portion of the story, you can unlock new characters, powers, and scenes. Ultimate Battle Z mode uses the ladder type tournament system of fighting made popular by the fighting game Mortal Kombat. In this system, players fight one match after another as they climb the ladder of increasingly difficult foes. Each selectable ladder of bouts has a different condition or theme. Once a player completes a ladder, they can unlock other ladders as well as unlock new items.