New Dragon Ball FighterZ Is HERE

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(Source: Bandai)

I keep re-watching the latest Dragon Ball FighterZ trailers…It’s like now that I’ve seen them, I can’t concentrate.


The 2.5D action fighter game looks crazy awesome. Developer Arc System Works took their time creating a DB fighter that looks as good (or better than?) the anime. Fighters’ special moves are accented with close ups and action poses, which makes the game look more like the show than any DB game predecessors. It also borrows liberally from team-based fightersW like Marvel vs. Capcom, which means you’ll get more characters crammed into every round.


One badass new feature is the ability to gather the dragon balls by performing special moves. Once you have all 7, you can summon Shenron who grants a wish! You can choose to increase your fighter’s damage, reduce damage, revive an ally, or recover lost health.

In Story Mode, the heroes must battle a revived Android 16 and his army of android fighters. There are several acts to the story, with each coming from the perspective of different characters.

…And speaking of characters, there’s a gaggle of fighters choose from, including:

  • Android 16
  • Android 18 & Android 17
  • Beerus
  • Captain Ginyu & The Ginyu Force (YASS!!!)
  • Cell
  • Frieza in his final golden form
  • Gohan – Mystic form
  • Gohan – Super Saiyan 2
  • Goku – Super Saiyan 3
  • Goku – Super Saiyan God
  • Goku Black – Super Saiyan Rosé with Zamasu
  • Gotenks – Super Saiyan 3
  • Hit
  • Kid Buu
  • Krillin
  • Majin Buu
  • Nappa & Saibaman
  • Piccolo
  • Tien & Chiaotzu
  • Trunks – Super Saiyan
  • Vegeta – Super Saiyan
  • Vegeta – Super Saiyan God
  • Yamcha

Check out one of the trailers – this one shows off Goku Black:

Check out the opening cinematics trailer too:

Now there is a chance that Dragon Ball FighterZ falls flat on its face – DB games are notorious for being hit or miss. (Or huge misses.) But I don’t care; I’m amped to play tonight!

Dragon Ball FighterZ drops worldwide today, January 26th. If you’re as pumped as me, consider splurging on the CollectorZ Edition through GameStop, which includes a Goku statue and some other swag. For those that pre-ordered, enjoy your 2 special unlockable characters!

What are you thoughts on the latest installment in the Dragon Ball games? Let us know in the comments below.

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