DragonBall Game Project Age gets a lot bigger with Oozaru Vegeta

The latest issue from Japan’s Shonen Jump magazine has brought with it the news that Oozarus (or “Great Apes“) are returning to our consoles this fall in DragonBall Game Project Age!

A scan from the magazine (right) shows several images of Goku facing off against Vegeta’s Oozaru form in part of one of the series’ most iconic battles, however it is still unclear whether the giant ape forms will be playable in the game’s VS mode, or are simply just story boss battles. It is worth mentioning however, that all previous Oozaru-featuring DBZ games developed by Spike have allowed them to be playable outside of the story.

For those not in the know, an Oozaru (Great Ape) is the form in which a Saiyan possessing a tail transforms into when he or she gazes at full moon. The Oozaru form boosts a Saiyan’s power tenfold and increases their hearing and vision to amazing levels. Of course it is unlikely that all of these abilities will transfer into the upcoming game, but in past titles Great Apes have boasted a vastly superior damage output to that of other characters, albeit with a slower movement speed too.

With this latest scan it seems clear that Spike really are keen to take a step back from their Raging Blast games and return to their more successful Tenkaichi series, and reports of Namco Bandai wanting to officially name the new title, “DragonBall Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi” further confirm this, but that’s hardly surprising when you look at the poor sales figures of DragonBall: Raging Blast 2, which hasn’t even managed to sell 300k copies worldwide since it’s release late last year.

EDIT: online retailer Play.com have also listed the new title as DragonBall Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi, all but confirming the official name.

Either way though, it looks like fans are in for a real treat this holiday season when DragonBall Game Project Age is released onto the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 consoles!

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