The week has kicked off in style with the Expected announcement of Dragon Ball Budokai Tenkaichi 4a fighting title from one of the most beloved sagas of bandai namco related to the famous brand. The news has made us dive into past installments, and that is why today we are going to remind you of a curious detail of Dragon Ball Budokai Tenkaichi 3 which shows why the game took what happened in the anime into account.
Although the installment had more than 160 playable characters, we are here to talk about a very specific one: Akkuman. If you remember correctly, it is about a fighter who makes an appearance in dragonball and faces Goku, who previously defeated Uranai Baba’s first three opponents. Against all odds, he came off as a mediocre opponent given his special ability, which had a curious operation.
Akkuman’s technique did a lot of damage only to evil characters
We refer to Devil’s Flare, a special technique that did a lot of damage to evil characters and very little to good-hearted ones. That caused Goku to barely get hurt, and it’s something that could be seen reflected in the video game. In Budokai Tenkaichi 3, Devil’s Radiance can do extraordinary damage to evil characters (it did a lot to Majin Buu), but he may not damage those who are considered good at all (like Goku or Gohan).
The only exception is when one of these characters transformed: there, the mechanic could do some damage, since the transformations were based on rage levels. In this way, choosing Akkuman It could be a very good or very bad decision depending on the opponentand made it clear that the title wanted to be tremendously faithful to the series.
What is known about Budokai Tenkaichi 4?
As we said at the beginning, the week has begun with the announcement of Dragon Ball Budokai Tenkaichi 4 by Bandai Namco, which has been carried out with a nostalgic trailer that has allowed us to see very little of the project. The presentation was made during the celebration of the event Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour 2023and at the moment we do not know anything else apart from what is seen in the trailer, where Goku appears transforming into Super Saiyan Blue. It does not have an approximate date or confirmed platformsso we have to wait to find out more details about what it can offer us in the future.