Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z – Battle Mode Details, New Screenshots

Posted by Dawn Bryant
Tags: Dragon Ball, Information, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Screenshots, Xbox 360,

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z is the first game in the legendary series to allow up to eight players to play against each other online. The game will have four distinct battle modes – a normal battle, score battle, Battle Royal, and Dragon Ball grab! What’s the difference between each of these?

  • Normal Battle: This is a standard 4-on-4 battle. Each team is allotted with the ability to “Retry” a certain amount of times after members are defeated. The first team who drops to 0 in the “Retry” count loses the game!
  • Score Battle: This is a 4-on-4 battle. To reach the highest score possible, each team has to knockout as many people as possible from the other team in a certain amount of time.
  • Battle Royal: This is a free-for-all, where every man is for himself! Each player will have to knockout the others and reach the highest score possible. All 8 players will battle for the same and unique crown.
  • Dragon Ball Grab: 2 teams of 4 players will fight for the 7 Dragon Balls dispersed in the field! The first team who collects all of the Dragon Balls wins the game! If neither team manages to do that in the allotted time, the one having the highest number wins.

Also released are a batch of new screenshots! Well, some of them are new, the others are higher resolution versions of the ones released yesterday. The larger screenshot shown directly below is from the Dragon Ball Grab battle mode.

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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z is the latest game in the legendary DBZ series. It will host team-based combat with up to 8 players, including 4 on the same team. The demo is scheduled for release at an unannounced day in December of this year. It will contain the first 4 missions from the single player campaign, online Mode (Co-op and Battle Mode – Normal Battle), and the demo’s data and achievements can be transferred to the full game version when the game will be available for release on on January 23, 2014, Europe on January 24, 2014, and North America on January 28, 2014.

  • unleashrage

    Battle royal sounds the best.

  • DeathPoint Z

    This is awesome. :D

  • Francis Edrich Cuartero Zuño

    Finally, PS VIta games are getting more and more awesome!!!

  • RedRace

    Battle royale made more excited for this game

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    OH YEAH, LOOKS EPIC…=D

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    Indeed…^_^

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    Me too…^_^

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    Once I buy this game on Vita, I will never put my Vita down…=D

  • ichigokun

    daaaaaaaym! i’m siked for this game!

  • DeathPoint Z

    Yep.

  • Shippudencave

    *yawn*

  • Guest

    shinobi alliance vs obito
    *yaaaaaaawn*

  • Chris Blankman

    It’d be kind of sweet if they ported this to PC with online play and all that.

  • DeathPoint Z

    It’ll be different, but kind of out of place as well. I mean, when was the last time you played a DBZ game on the computer and that was made for the computer besides the DBO (Dragon Ball Online)? (I’m not counting those emulator system games)

  • DeathPoint Z

    Lol.

  • Chris Blankman

    Why would it be out of place at all? If they can port Storm to PC, why can’t they port a DBZ game? It’d work the same as any other console-to-PC ported game.

  • narutonatsu

    is there a hard copy of this for vita in na? if its digital i really hope u get the code free with the ps3 version.

  • Scott Baker

    Naruto *yawn*

  • Raymond Effah

    Sounds fun

  • timanel1

    cool :) too bad you cant play with friends in the same console..

  • Acrenor

    This looks like a cool game to break out at a party

  • Samuel Hidalgo Vasquez

    reallly? :O i can’t play with a friend in the same console? O_O

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    Yep…=D

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    True…^_^

  • joshua slack

    Battle Royale seems like a system that you could lose many friendships over it… count me in!

  • Chronic Gang

    Game gets better and better

  • Danny123100

    No if you want to play with a friend they have to have the same console with the same game only way to play with them is online sadly

  • Reda Azzi

    So no 1 vs 1 ?

  • Erik94

    Yes.

  • Bobby Jennings

    A free for all mode? AWESOME.

    Now just give me a 1v1.

  • slicethemadara

    *yawn..

  • FINALFLASHFTW

    can you play 4 player co-op missions ?
    can it also be played offline or only online?

  • FINALFLASHFTW

    so can you play co-op missions for story mode?

  • ImmaVegito

    ulitmate battle royal
    ssj god goku
    bills
    whis
    ssj vegtio (me)
    ultimate gohan
    ssj3 goku
    ssj3 gotenks
    buuhan

  • UchihaName

    I can’t wait for this game, looks so fun.

  • Reda Azzi

    It seems like there is no such a thing :s

  • Bobby Jennings

    :(

  • Bobby Jennings

    Online only.

  • “The Phenomenal”LawOfWrestling

    I’ll be playing Battle Royal a lot.

  • Goku’s Brother From Dif Mother

    Super Saiyan God Goku ,Ultimate Gohan, Vegeta and Gotenks are going to be my team against Bills,Cell, Buu and Frieza

  • Goku’s Brother From Dif Mother

    Next I kinda wanna see Bills Gameplay or any gameplay would be fine, man this game is getting better every update!

  • MW100

    if we get some screenshots of Super Vegito, SSJ Bardock, and all forms of gotenks then the character roster will update and be complete

  • Reda Azzi

    People who are getting this for vita comment your name so i add you guys, we’ll form the ultimate team :D

  • John Ross

    We still don’t know about Multi-Mode. This could be different or same like Battle mode. I hope it’s different… :l

  • animaniac

    impressive really love the battle royale

  • RedDragon10

    lol, right?

  • Mustafa Al-sayegh

    love the Dragon Ball Grab mode (`-`)

  • person

    well nobody else in my house likes any of the games i have so doesent matter to much and i only have 1 controller lol

  • person

    dbz games seem a bit more complicated. in alot of dbz game it is more of clicking different buttons in combos and you add alot of buttons together to do certain actions while in ninja storm combos u just spam one button and not to many other things u can do that are complicated

  • person

    all these modes sound completely awesome!!!! except for score battle… never really liked having to get a score in a limited time

  • MW100

    i think there will have to be buu saga and the rest of the special saga game play before the final arc in special saga

  • MW100

    i’d replace ssj3 goku with majin vegeta so we don’t have 2 gokus

  • MW100

    i’m going to take over battle royales with hirudegarn after i hack the game to make giants playable

  • Gokurot1000

    Sounds good. Can’t wait to grab as many balls as possible…lol

  • DeathPoint Z

    Good luck with that. But I think you be better playing the game off as it is.

  • DeathPoint Z

    But we already have screenshots of them except for Gotenks and his forms.

  • DeathPoint Z

    If anyone didn’t already know my team, it will be all Goku’s forms team as I stated in the past comments. I can’t wait!!! Dam it January 28th, hurry up and get here lol.

  • DeathPoint Z

    But it’s allowed lol.

  • DeathPoint Z

    Lol. :D

  • DeathPoint Z

    Well I live far away from family and friends alike. So to me, it isn’t a problem.

  • DeathPoint Z

    It’s much easier to play on a console than it is on a pc. You buy the game, you don’t need to wait for it to install and take forever, you can play it on a big screen hd tv with surround sound speakers, easier to see the tv screen than being so close to the pc screen (that can hurt your eyes), easier to do combos on a controller than it is on a keyboard, and don’t need to worry if the game crashes or not. Plus, how many games dose a pc need anyway? You have to understand the benefits of the DBZ game is on a console than it is on a pc. Not all games have to be made for the pc. Btw, when I said out of place, it’s because they never made a pc game of/for DBZ. There has never been pc versions of any of the DBZ games, so to be honest here, why start now? Sorry if I sounded like a jerk, but it’s the truth, plus consoles are technically computers too which are made to play games on anyway.

  • Goku’s Brother From Dif Mother

    no homo bro

  • Final

    This game is cool and look fun. Lots of different type of battles and I get to play as Bill. I can’t wait.

  • Goku’s Brother From Dif Mother

    of course Saiyan Saga, Frieza Saga, Android Saga, Cell Saga, Majin Buu Saga, Movie Saga and then battle of gods we kinda got a long way to go, and that’s the good part ^0^

  • Goku’s Brother From Dif Mother

    I Know but these months are passing really fast, It feels like yesderday we all said Happy New Year!, nice team btw bro

  • John Ross

    Dragon Balls right? -___-

  • hellninja123 .

    XD

  • Gokurot1000

    Can’t wait for the demo! I really do hope that this game is good. I don’t want to regret it like Ultimate Tenkaichi

  • Jin Kazama

    Who wants to grab balls with me online in a 2 way?

  • Reda Azzi

    Me.. are you on vita?

  • Reda Azzi

    Loooool you guys are hillarious.. everyones talkin bout grabbing balls! Haha

  • Jin Kazama

    Ps3 ^^

  • lightdarkgamer

    wooow this game gonna be epic !!

  • Reda Azzi

    Shit..so ill just grab balls alone xD

  • Reda Azzi

    Ikr im so excited.. r u on the vita

  • supersaiyaningotto

    thumbs up if you thought picture 9 on the left side was an eye

  • Chris Blankman

    -Sigh-

    The game’s combat mechanics have virtually nothing to do with the theoretical quality of a PC port. That’d have more to do with the engine, I imagine. On top of that, this had NOTHING to do with comparing DBZ games to Naruto ones.
    Don’t try to create flame wars. asshat.

  • Chris Blankman

    Also, it could potentially be a smart move considering PC gamers have no good DBZ games to play, what so ever. Earth’s Special Forces is seemingly never coming out and ZEQ2 simply blows.

  • philip chuky

    Nope.

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    So am I…=D

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    =D

  • hellninja123 .

    HEHEHE send me a friend request jin favorite character in tekken by the way but yeah ill be ally lol

  • Jin Kazama

    what is your psn?

  • hellninja123 .

    its heading this way as fast as i can bro lol but yeah my team is going to change every once in awhile

  • hellninja123 .

    DarkSusanoo1 :)

  • hellninja123 .

    Dang ball grabbin bro XD sorry

  • Jin Kazama

    Mine is NotTellingU (and yes thats my real psn)

  • hellninja123 .

    interesting lol

  • Reda Azzi

    Hahhah

  • hellninja123 .

    sorry it has top be a 4 way XD lol

  • hellninja123 .

    now can we make wishes in this game

  • hellninja123 .

    you didnt hack me did you bro ?

  • Jin Kazama

    I have not even sent the request i will after i talk with my gf

  • hellninja123 .

    lol just kidding

  • hellninja123 .

    jk im messing with ya

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    LOL…=D

  • MW100

    Hey if dragonball grab was the way to get wishes then there will be a lot of shadow dragons appearing, I’m pretty sure the way to get actual dragonballs is kind of the way you get them in sparking meteor

  • supersaiyaningotto

    don’t click the picture

  • person

    probably find it in story mode again cuz they havent told us the way it works yet it might be like budokai 3 or ultimate tenkaichi where u fly around the map. or it would be cool if u win 7 dragon ball grabs to get a wish

  • person

    battle of z so no shadow dragons in z and gt non canon

  • person

    i didnt say it was a bad idea i just meant it would probably be harder

  • UchihaName

    Well… it’s better than DBZ at this point. And that’s coming from a DBZ and Naruto fan.

  • person

    well you said they ported storm so i brought it up….. and tf is a asshat?

  • UchihaName

    It’s simply, an ass with a hat. Popular in my country.

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    True…^_^

  • ryryvl

    Who’s getting this for ps3

  • MW100

    i was making a joke because they’d be used so much

  • person

    oh so thats what thats called:D just my style XD

  • person

    i know i actually have no idea why i replied lol. just saying not canon for z but if they did have that i dont think even ssjgod could handle it :3

  • person

    the dragon ball on the map looks really weird. looks like it was drawn with magic markers not animation :3

  • Gokudera Hayato

    i am and maybe vita too

  • SchrodingerLegend

    all the Homo!!!!!

  • SchrodingerLegend

    there will be Super Vegito but only was DLC character,also SSJ Bardock

  • SchrodingerLegend

    Super Buu doesnt have his Gotenks Form

  • SchrodingerLegend

    Buy a console then buy the game!
    They shoulndt port any games for pc …. you guys just download everything in ilegal ways and then insult the guys who buy games for console was you are any better -_-

  • SchrodingerLegend

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  • DeathPoint Z

    I have thought of different teams as well, the Goku’s will be my main team.

  • DeathPoint Z

    Watch the name calling dude. You don’t have to be a jerk to him, he didn’t swear at you. He didn’t create any dam flame wars, you took it the wrong way. So how bout you chill out and if you can’t, then kindly take your attitude and throw it at some one who cares. Have a nice day. :)

  • DeathPoint Z

    Or is it a hat that looks like an ass?

  • Mitsunari Yanagisawa

    i might

  • Goku’s Brother From Dif Mother

    I made a wish and it already came true Cha La Head Cha La Flow opening

  • hellninja123 .

    Nice

  • Goku’s Brother From Dif Mother

    Badass team man :D

  • Goku’s Brother From Dif Mother

    thnks

  • hellninja123 .

    NP

  • Goku’s Brother From Dif Mother

    nooooo!!!

  • hellninja123 .

    yugioh abridged lol

  • hellninja123 .

    relax bro

  • hellninja123 .

    I am Bro see ya there

  • hellninja123 .

    that would be great

  • UchihaName

    Nope, an ass with a hat. Big difference lol

  • MW100

    ik but the official roster online updates whenever 2 screenshots are released of characters like in the screenshots before this the character roster updated and only the characters i said are left to have screenshots and be put on the roster

  • MW100

    ik and ik the reason for that, its also why super vegitos a dlc because all battles in story are meant to be team battles so instead of super vegito vs super buu gohan absorbed it will be goku, vegeta, piccolo. and gotenks vs super buu gohan absorbed

  • TacosaurusRex

    Is the demo for the game coming to America?

  • subsamuels

    I’m still curious why the decided to not include transformations. I can live with no local co-op, but no transformations is kind of a turn off. Hopefully the demo coming out next month will ease my doubts about this game.

  • MW100

    yeah its coming in all countries in mid december

  • MW100

    idk why but i’m sure they had a decent reason and they have transformations in story just not battle mode, and if they did have transformations i wouldn’t get to play as 4 vegeta’s at once

  • subsamuels

    They could have still let you use 4 Vegeta’s if they had the choice of choosing which form you want to start as. I don’t know, anime games I just expect to have transformations in them, its just part of the fun. As long as the gameplay can justify not having transformations then i’ll be happy.

  • subsamuels

    No local co-op. They split screen might ruin the experience. To me that’s not a huge deal, all I care about is gameplay especially since the past few DBZ games were bad.

  • Reda Azzi

    if you get it for vita, lemme know bro !! cuz Im getting it for vita

  • MW100

    no in rb2 if i selected any vegeta it wouldn’t let me pick another one

  • MW100

    well in some of my naruto, onepiece, and other anime games you cant transform

  • subsamuels

    Well in the storm games you could transform, in Pirate warriors characters could transform as well. Most of the recent games have some sort of transformations/awakening modes. It’s not a huge deal for me but it adds depth to the combat.

  • person

    thanks

  • person

    i think he meant he thought it would be cooler to have everyone as a diff character.

  • TacosaurusRex

    Thanks for the information

  • Shogunreaper

    Lolwhat no transforming?

    well there went all my interest in this game.

  • Shogunreaper

    Your reasons make absolutely no sense.

    1. Installing takes like 5 minutes
    2. you can play it on any size screen as long as your video card supports it
    3. Are you calling pc gamers idiots who don’t know how to move their chairs back?
    4. 99.99999999999999% of all recent pc games support a controller, it seems like you’re living in 2003 or something.
    5. Game crashes? On a good computer its not going to crash anymore than a console version would.
    6. How many games? As many as they will release, why would you want to limit the amount of games you can play?

    And finally why exactly do you care? They wouldn’t have to release a game only for the pc, i don’t even remember the last time a big budget game was pc only.

  • C Q Kumber

    I might be remembering this wrong, but I think this might be the first DBZ game with a collection type game mode like this, I’m liking this game more and more!

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    YES couple of weeks more then the demo comes out, I hope it’s early December…(^0^)/

  • MW100

    well all we have to do is wait until saiyan island posts Battle Of Z demo out or something like that

  • MW100

    you didn’t know about no transforming, people said no transformations a long time a go

  • MW100

    PS3 FTW

  • MW100

    probably The same as in bt3 or pretty close, or maybe winning a tournament like in ultimate tenkaichi

  • Abdulla Buhamood

    That is tfs vegeta line

  • Abdulla Buhamood

    I am

  • DeathPoint Z

    I hopes so too. I’m ready for some DBZ action! :D

  • Shippudencave

    I can’t even yawn…

  • DeathPoint Z

    Neat.

  • DeathPoint Z

    I know what he meant, I just wanted to say that.

  • DeathPoint Z

    No problem. ;)

  • DeathPoint Z

    XD

  • Itachi2099

    Can’t wait to get Vita with J Stars Victory and this bad boy!>_<

  • DeathPoint Z

    I understand where your coming from. I don’t really play pc games often so sorry. I just prefer consoles over pcs that’s all. My point still stands that their won’t be a DBZ game for the pc anytime soon. I do hope maybe one day they do make a DBZ pc version so that people who prefer the pc would enjoy the game too. Oh and I know people can use controllers for the pc but I think it’s kind of silly when we have game consoles for that lol that’s all. So sorry if I offended you sir, but that’s my opinion and so I’m sticking with it and you can stick with yours and we can both go our merry ways. :)

  • Joseph Wright

    They need to fix the flying. It’s beyond horrible.

  • Joseph Wright

    They should just copy all aspects from Zenkai Battle Royale but with better graphics.

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    True, my new Zelda game on 3DS will keep me busy, as well as my Dual Shock 4…(^0^)/

  • Vega D.

    I just these modes are for online too. Could imagine how awesome and intense it would be, especially with the Battle Royale Mode. #crazyshyt

  • person

    oh ok

  • hellninja123 .

    Same

  • hellninja123 .

    XD Didnt think about that

  • hellninja123 .

    LoL..XD

  • hellninja123 .

    Nice bro for sticking up for him

  • hellninja123 .

    XD

  • hellninja123 .

    lol

  • UchihaName

    dude you always have cool pics! Changing mine now actually. :D

  • Reda Azzi

    I’ll get it for ps vita, your psn so I add ya :D

  • MW100

    well its better than budokai style flying

  • Chris k.

    They could’ve did alot better on the eyes but all “n” all, it’s still a pretty neat game ^^

  • Rauhl

    They didn’t add transformations into the game because as you may remember or have viewed the 2007 dragon ball game named dragon ball budokai tenkiachi 3 as you fused it caused the character of the fusion to gain more health and a cause of displacement in the battle which gives the user an advantage and or a transformation causes a change of combo pace such as trunks with armor when hes not transformed hes a normal speed but as he transformers into super saiyan he gains speed tremendously.

  • MW100

    how did you think meta cooler kicking goku was an eye

  • hellninja123 .

    That Would Be much Appreciated :)

  • hellninja123 .

    Me Too

  • hellninja123 .

    lol weve all been waiting we can a little longer right XD

  • MW100

    i can because i’ve been mostly catching up on some animes i’m a little behind on to waste time and to prepare for j stars victory vs

  • Darrell Seven

    Just bought my Vita for those two a week ago! Ready.

  • DeathPoint Z

    lol.

  • DeathPoint Z

    What do ya expect? I’m a nice guy. :D

  • DeathPoint Z

    I find them and I make some of my own too. And I have to say that’s a cool pic you got yourself there. ;)

  • hellninja123 .

    I expected ya to be a bro lol :) man cant wait for the demo ill be so excited

  • DeathPoint Z

    I know bro.

  • hellninja123 .

    if we dont get any new info on dbz in a few hours we might get more info tommorow

  • hellninja123 .

    hey bro can you still make the ssj goku/ssjg goku picture like you had the ssjg/ssj4 bro

  • UchihaName

    Lol thanks, i like yours too, seems you changed it again :D

  • supersaiyaningotto

    by seeing the left side of the picture without zooming its just an illusion

  • supersaiyaningotto

    what i am gonna do: play the demo and see if this game is worth waiting and getting i wanted to get my hands on this game for quite some time i hope it brings up to all our expectations and be side by side budukai 3 and budukai tenkaichi 3!

  • Joseph Wright

    No, Battle of Z’s is honestly just horrible. I really don’t know what they were thinking when they were developing the flying system. And Goku just looks fat and all out of context. I honestly started laughing when I saw him and when he was flying. The map animations look a bit sketchy with black lines around the objects.

  • Joseph Wright

    I’ll still be getting the game, though. I just hate Goku’s fatness and the flying. That’s about it.

  • Joseph Wright

    Kid Buu looks a little bit horrible on this game. They made him look as if he’s a teenager.

  • Reda Azzi

    here is my psn, add me bro so we play the game together ;D

    redaazzi = my psn

  • Reda Azzi

    here is my psn dude : redaazzi

    add me :D

  • hellninja123 .

    What fun would the game be if we couldnt make wishes

  • hellninja123 .

    im gonna guess atleast on the 12th for the demo release date but thats just a guess

  • MW100

    if you want fatness flying look at broly flying

  • Darrell Seven

    Tatsuya_Shioshi = my psn

  • Joseph Wright

    Broly isn’t fat. I’m not saying Goku is fat. He looks as if he’s vague.

  • Itachi2099

    As soon as i buy Vita,i’ll add you bro!

  • Reda Azzi

    thanks man.. cheers

  • Goku’s Brother From Dif Mother

    its hard to tell this is really going on

  • Goku’s Brother From Dif Mother

    I know :D thanks

  • hellninja123 .

    well it wouldnt be the first time someone has gotten there butt’s kicked in the dragon ball series by a teenager XD

  • David Alerole

    I hear there is no demo for Vita

  • Reda Azzi

    Where did u get that from ? :/

  • Joseph Wright

    When does the demo come out?