“DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ” GOES SUPER
TRAILER DEBUTS DRAGON BALL SUPER CHARACTERS ALONG WITH NOSTALGIC FEATURES
A trailer shown at the Jump Fiesta Event earlier this week revealed that the upcoming game would feature the three prominent characters of Dragon Ball Super. While all of the character trailers were brief, this new trailer revealed exactly how the Super characters would play, on top of new features in the game aimed at the casual player.
Beerus is able to place ki blasts around the stage that explode on contact, which can be used flexibly between offense and defense.
Hit seems to be a slower character centered around counter attacks, however he is able to slow down time in order to execute strong combos or and get extra hits in.
Goku Black is able to power up to his Super Saiyan Rose form and performs combos with Zamasu similar to how Android 18 and Captain Ginyu team up with 17 and the Ginyu Force respectively.
Here’s the updated roster:
Goku Black (with Zamasu)
Majin Buu (Kid or Evil form)
Gohan (present timeline/adult)
Nappa (with Saibamen)
Captain Ginyu (with the Ginyu Force)
Gohan (from Cell saga)
Future Trunks (Cell saga)
Frieza (Final and Golden form)
Majin Buu (Fat or Innocent form)
Android 18 & Android 17
Tien & Chiaotzu
Goku (Blue or God form as a pre-order)
Vegeta (Blue form as a pre-order)
Besides the new characters, nostalgia returns with remastered cutscenes from the anime. When certain conditions are met (like picking certian characters to face off) classic scenes from the anime will play, such as, Frieza killing Goku before he becomes a Super Saiyan for the first time.
Casual fighting game fans can get into Dragon Ball Fighterz through the use of the titular Dragon Balls. During the match when certain combos are performed the dragon balls will appear to collect. Whoever grabs the last one/or all of them (it hasn’t been fully explained yet) will be able to make a wish to Shenron.
There are four wishes to choose from:
Restore health: Restore your character back to full health
Bring back my ally: Revive your knocked out partner with 50% health
Give me the ultimate power: Boost your Ki gauge to MAX
Make me immortal: Your health is restored by 50% and your Ki gauge will auto-restore
The wishing feature may be optional for when tournament time comes around but it certainly boosts appeal for first-timers or those who play casually. Who knows, it may just add another layer to competitive play.
You can check out the trailer below:
The game goes into another beta phase from January 14-16 and will release on PS4, XBox One and PC on January 26.