In case you were worried, we can now confirm that the FighterZ storyline is going to go over-the-top!

SSJ Goku : Perfect art!
There are two things you need to know about Dragon Ball FighterZ regardless of whether or not you consider yourself to be a fan of the series or not. First off, this is a 2D fighting game with 3D character models and a 3D fighter like recent Dragon Ball combat games. While you may think that might detract from this game’s ability to recreate the absolutely wild battles the anime series if famous for, the game’s first trailer shows that this may just be the most over-the-top Dragon Ball fighting game yet.Of course, its possible status as such makes more sense when you consider that this game is being developed by Arc System Works. Yes, the studio behind the incredible Guilty Gear fighting series will be helming the newest Dragon Ball fighting game. In terms of studios best equipped to tackle such a project, there are few developers in the world with the pedigree and talent that Arc System Works can boast.

The game itself will also utilize a 3 vs. 3 team-based battle system. As such, we expect that the final release will boast quite the sizeable roster of Dragon Ball characters as well as quite a few intriguing team possibilities. Some early footage shown from the game’s demo also suggests that Arc System Works focused on ensuring that each character’s move set is both unique and true to their role in this world.

Here’s everything else you need to know about Dragon Ball FighterZ:

Dragon Ball FighterZ News

This latest trailer doesn’t feature any new character, but it does offer a look at the game’s multi-arc story mode. The hints of storylines peppered throughout this trailer or great, but it’s the animation quality that really catches our eyes.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Release Date

Dragon Ball FighterZ is set to release on January 26, 2018, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Dragon Ball FighterZ Trailers

To celebrate Gamescom, as well as the announcement of Dragon Ball FighterZ‘s beta, Bandai Namco has released a new trailer that not only showcases the game’s chaotic combat but even hints at the narrative that will accompany the game’s single-player mode.

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This next trailer introduces Trunks. You can watch the son of Bulma and Vegeta go full Super Saiyan and display the game’s wonderful art design in the process by clicking the video below:

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How many Dragon Ball Z fighting games does it take to get to the centre of why Dragon Ball Z fighting games somehow feel like gaming’s longest running genre? The world may never know.

Nevertheless, there is a new Dragon Ball Z fighting game on the way and it features a few aspects which put it quite a bit ahead of the pack in terms of general intrigue. Here is the debut trailer for Dragon Ball FighterZ:

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Details

Two Japanese magazines have confirmed that Super Saiyan Blue Goku, Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta, Android 16, and Android 18 are being added to Dragon Ball FighterZ‘s roster.

According to Weekly Jump, Super Saiyan Blue Goku will be able to use 10x God Kamehameha as one of his abilities while Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta can utilize Final Flash Attack. V-Jump states that Android 18 can use Accel Dance to summon Android 17. It is not known if Android 17 will appear as an independently playable fighter as well.

The publications also revealed that Dragon Ball Fighter Z‘s Story mode will focus on Android 16 and a group of fallen super warriors. DragonBall Fighter Z will also reportedly feature a party mode where 6 players can participate in a 3 vs. 3 mode that will allow players to control their characters when they are tagged into the fight.

Bandai Namco and developer Arc System Works have confirmed that Piccolo and Krillin are joining the Dragon Ball FighterZ roster. Piccolo is described as a character capable of easily breaking guards and dictating the distance between fighters with his grabs and ranged attacks. Krillin, meanwhile, is able to create illusions which can help make him hard to hit.

Here are a few photos of each new fighter:

Dragon Ball FighterZ Collector’s Edition

Dragon Ball FigherZ will be available in a special collector’s edition when the game ships next year. This collector’s edition will retail for $139.99 and ship with the following items:

A copy of Dragon Ball FighterZ 7” Goku statue with exclusive “Manga Dimension” coloring
Exclusive STEELBOOK
Three Art Boards
A CollectorZ box to house all the items listed above

Additionally, the FighterZ pre-order bundle will include:

Two early unlockable characters (SSGSS Goku & SSGSS Vegeta)
Two exclusive lobby avatars