Not too long ago, the publisher Bandai Namco revealed character rankings for existing roster members in Dragon Ball FighterZ, grading them on attributes such as Technique, Speed, and Power. Now, it looks like the company will need to update the site, as the developer Arc System Works has revealed the existence of four new fighters to be added to the forthcoming fighting game, and has provided some details to its story mode as well in the latest issue of Japanese magazine Jump.
Perhaps most significantly, the magazine reveals that Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta will both be featured in Dragon Ball FighterZ, but it’s not totally clear as to whether or not they will be transformations or separate fighters altogether. Additionally, it also divulges two other characters, with Android 16 and Android 18 joining the cast. Interestingly enough, the latter will be able to call upon the assistance of Android 17 for a special combo, but there was no confirmation if he will be playable too.
When it comes to Dragon Ball FighterZ‘s story mode, Jump states that Android 16 will play a prominent role in the game’s “what-if” campaign, which features “high-end animation” and a brand-new storyline that imagines the character being revived to battle Goku, Piccolo, Krillin, and the rest of the franchise’s heroes. Additionally, it has been confirmed that the title will allow six players to team up for three-on-three online party matches.
As of now, Dragon Ball FighterZ is currently scheduled to release only for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2018, but the title’s producer Tomoko Hiroki hasn’t completely ruled out a Nintendo Switch version. However, there will be certain stipulations that have to occur in order for the fighting game to be ported to the Big N’s newest console – chief among them being the success of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 on the system.
All things considered, Dragon Ball FighterZ looks to be shaping up quite nicely, as Arc System Works continues to announce a slew of new characters on a near-weekly basis, and keeps teasing out the title’s different modes. So, if similar patterns are repeated, then fans should expect to see some screenshots and gameplay footage of the newly announced fighters sometime soon, especially with its closed beta starting soon.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is planned for release in early 2018 for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.