After the success of the Xenoverse series, it’s time to introduce a new classic 2D Dragon Ball fighting game for this generation’s consoles. Dragon Ball FighterZ is born from what makes the Dragon Ball series so loved and famous: endless spectacular fights with its all-powerful fighters.
Partnering with Arc System Works, Dragon Ball FighterZ maximises high end anime graphics and brings easy to learn but difficult to master fighting gameplay to audiences worldwide.
Release Date: 26/01/2018
Partnering with Arc System Works, the game maximizes high end Anime graphics and brings easy to learn but difficult to master fighting gameplay.
GAME KEY FEATURES
- 3 vs 3 Tag/Support
Build your dream team and sharpen your skills to master high-speed tag combinations.
- Thrilling Online Features
Ranked matches, interactive lobby, crazy 6-player Party Match... There is something for every taste!
- Exclusive Story Mode
Discover a never-seen-before scenario featuring Android 21, a brand-new character whose creation was supervised by Akira Toriyama himself.
The Dragon Ball series has been entertaining video game fans since the mid-1980s and has proven itself as a generation-bending anime extravaganza. In this instalment, FighterZ, the game features impressive 3D character styles with 2D graphics, but more on that later.
Dragon Ball FighterZ as the name would suggest is primarily a fighting game, so naturally the roster of characters available is a huge focus. Players each select three characters that will then form the basis of their team. Similar to the mechanics in Marvel Ultimate Alliance, FighterZ allows players to control one character at a time, switching between the others at any time during a battle.
With such a huge list of characters available to play as, it’d be impossible to name all of them in any detail, so we’ve put together a few of the most exciting:
• Gohan: the son of series protagonist Goku and his wife Chichi.
• Gotenks: a fusion of Goten and Trunks, appearing alongside Trunks in-game.
• Piccolo: a character allying himself with the Z Fighter army of androids.
For fans of the franchise, one of the most important pieces of information will be the timeline in which the game is placed. It’s been noted by many sources that characters Goku and Vegeta are wearing their regular Gi armour, placing the game after the events of Universe 6.
Performance wise, Dragon Ball FighterZ will run at a resolution of 1080p and 60 frames per second on Sony’s PlayStation 4, meaning a fluid and graphically stunning game. The title features a design that is incredibly faithful to the original anime series with 3D characters implemented on a background of 2D animation. This lends itself to being called a 2.5D platformer similar to LittleBigPlanet.
Dragon Ball FighterZ FAQs
What is 2.5D gameplay?
Dragon Ball FighterZ is presented in a 2.5D or two and a half dimensional format. In video games this is where a 3D video game utilises certain two-dimensional features. Examples of previous 2.5D platform games include LittleBigPlanet and Injustice: Gods Among Us in which characters and backgrounds are rendered in 3D, but their fighting spaces are 2D.
Does this follow on from previous Dragon Ball games?
The developer has confirmed that the game will take place after the original Dragon Ball Z television series has concluded.
Does Dragon Ball FighterZ have a multiplayer mode?
Dragon Ball FighterZ offers a local multiplayer mode as well as online multiplayer. Numerous modes are offered including Circle Match that allows up to eight players the opportunity to go up against one another.
Does Dragon Ball FighterZ have an online mode?
Yes, an online mode is part of Dragon Ball FighterZ, giving gamers the chance to challenge people from across the globe.
What is the story in Dragon Ball FighterZ?
During the main campaign, Android 16 plays a central role after being revived under strange circumstances. There is also an army of Super Androids that players must defeat. A new female character, Android 21, will also play a pivotal role in Dragon Ball FighterZ.
What battle stages are available to play?
The game features numerous different battle stages to play in including West City, Wasteland and the Sacred World of the Kai.