Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 - Wii

Also known as: Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Collector's Edition', 'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Platinum

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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (Wii)
Also for: PS2
Viewed: 3D Combination Genre:
Beat 'Em Up
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Spike Soft. Co.: Namco Bandai
Publishers: Atari (GB)
Released: 15 Feb 2008 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 12+
Accessories: JoyPad, Nunchuck


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Dragon Ball Z just keeps on giving. Here we are, at the third instalment in the Budokai Tenkaichi series, and it's promising to be the biggest yet.

The Budokai Tenkaichi series, if you're not familiar with it, drops Goku, Piccolo, Gohan and the rest in exactly the kind of game they were made for: a beat 'em up. It's all about zipping through the sky and performing crazily over the top moves in true Dragon Ball Z style.

Atari is promising enhanced fighting techniques for this 2008 entry into the series, not to mention improved effects and shading techniques to render your moves more realistic than ever. Well, as realistic as Dragon Ball Z goes, anyway.

What will be most exciting to Dragon Ball Z fans, however, is the fact that Atari has included (count 'em) 150 playable characters! Included in that lot are 20 characters that have never been seen in another Dragon Ball Z game, including the likes of Nail, King Cold and King Vegeta.

The Wii version also boasts online multiplayer. Players will find an online ranking system, the ability to have both normal and custom fights and the option to have either random matches or take on their mates.

In addition to the wealth of new characters thrown in, Atari has also improved the environments to include day and night stages. As well as increasing the level of variety, the feature will mean that the moon gives players additional ways to transform their characters. We know, we know, it was bound to get boring with only 150 characters to go at...