Bandai Namco has filed a US trademark for “Sparking! Zero”, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi’s Japanese name

Bandai Namco Files Trademark for “Sparking! Zero”

Bandai Namco, the renowned Japanese gaming company, has recently filed a new trademark application in the United States for the name “Sparking! Zero.” This news comes as a pleasant surprise to fans of the Dragon Ball Z series, as it is the first significant piece of information since the announcement of the new Budokai Tenkaichi game earlier this year.

The trademark application was filed by a Japanese lawyer representing Bandai Namco on September 26th at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. While the exact details of the trademark are not yet known, it raises speculation about the upcoming Budokai Tenkaichi title and the possibility of more Sparking! games in the future. However, it is uncertain whether the Japanese edition will continue using the Sparking! name.

Despite the limited information available, the filing indicates that development is progressing, giving hope to fans eagerly awaiting updates on the game. The new Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi game will be the fourth installment in the Western fighting game series, which is based on the immensely popular anime. The previous title, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, was released a staggering 16 years ago for the PlayStation 2 and Wii consoles.

A teaser trailer for the upcoming game has been released, featuring footage from previous entries in the series, building anticipation for the official reveal.