Japanese magazine V Jump has confirmed three new characters for Dragon Ball FighterZ. Fan favorites Tien Shinhan and Yamcha will join the game’s roster (with the lovable Chiaotzu also confirmed as an assist character), and an original character called Android 21 will play a key part in the fighting game’s story mode. Few details are out about the female android, but we do know that she was designed by series creator Akira Toriyama. We’ll update the post once we have pictures of the new character.
A closed beta is currently ongoing this weekend (check out the full schedule if you got in). There’ll also be another beta in January, that’ll be a bonus for those that pre-order. It’ll also come with early unlocks of two characters (SSGSS Goku and SSGSS Vegeta), and two exclusive lobby avatars. More details about the open beta will be announced at a later date.
For more on Dragon Ball FighterZ, check out our E3 2017 hands-on preview:
Since it is a Dragon Ball game, there’s also a big focus on mobility. By hitting the right trigger, players can use a special homing dash that’ll avoid Ki attacks. That’s not all, as they can also do a warp attack called Vanish that has players teleport behind their opponent and land an attack. That costs a guage of energy, though, so it’s important that these special moves are used in moderation.
The fighting in Dragon Ball FighterZ is just as fun as it looks. The combat is instantly accessible to anyone that has played a fighting game, but there’s enough unique systems in play that competitive players will have to spend plenty of time learning the ins and outs. Going off of Arc System Works’ track record, this isn’t a game that Dragon Ball fans will want to miss out on.
Dragon Ball FighterZ will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in February 2018.
[Source: V Jump via Twitter]
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