JIREN AND VIDEL JOIN THE FIGHT
It’s been about a year since Dragon Ball FighterZ debuted and to celebrate another season pass of DLC fighters has been announced. The last season ended with the pair of Cooler and Android 17 joining the likes of Base Goku/Vegeta, Fused Zamasu and Vegito (Super Saiyan Blue Super Saiyan) and Bardock and Broly. Six new characters will be up for grabs with four of them revealed already.
To kick things off, the first pair of characters were revealed to coincide with the release of the Dragon Ball Super: Broly film. While the original Broly was in the first season of DLC, the Broly from the film will be available in the second season. To combat the super version of Broly is Gogeta (Super Saiyan Blue Super Saiyan). Their fighting styles have not been revealed but it’s safe to say they have the same moves from the movie.
The two characters that were prominently featured are Jiren from Dragon Ball Super and Videl from Dragon Ball Z. Jiren fights as if nothing phases him (which nothing ever really does) and it seems like he is able to break through the combos of opposing fighters. This may be possible due to counters. And with the addition of dramatic finishes, he does have one for Goku.
Strangely, Videl is a more interesting fighter. Similar to Android 18, she fights using a support partner; and just like the anime, her support partner is The Great Saiyaman. Videl is a master of martial arts thanks to her father Hercule, but with The Great Saiyaman, she can extend her combos and even counter using his Kamehameha Wave in Super Saiyan form. Her finisher also involves a double team move with him. It’s a great homage to an underrated part of the anime and adds another fighter without taking up roster space.
Ever since Dragon Ball Super characters were revealed in the initial roster, Jiren was always speculated to appear. Now fans got their wish since he will be DLC. Videl adds a nice touch since despite being human, she is still a capable fighter. Franchises like the Budokai or Xenoverse games have focused on the aliens and other non-human fighters for so long that having an actual human is refreshing. Two other characters are left in the pass and now anybody is open to join the fight. Who do you think will be the next character announced?
Jiren and Videl will be available January 31st. They will be available for $5 separately or for $25 in another season pass pack. Super Broly and Gogeta do not have a release date yet.
You can check out the trailer below: