Dragon Ball FighterZ Release Date Announced, New Details On Story And Online Modes Revealed

By Mike Sousa on November 1, 2017, 7:12AM EST
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Publisher Bandai Namco announced that Dragon Ball FighterZ will launch on the 26th of January on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

In addition to the official release date, Bandai Namco has revealed two new playable characters: Nappa and Captain Ginyu. Captain Ginyu is a powerful character having the ability to switch himself with the opponent's fighter lasting until the end of the fight. Nappa is a heavy type character using the Saibamen to attack the enemy. Using the Saibamen correctly could help Nappa gain time to charge energy or prepare a combo.

Dragon Ball FighterZ's Story Mode will be composed of 3 different parts, allowing players to experience 3 different perspectives with each offering different details and secrets about the story. Players will first play the Super Warriors Arc from the perspective of the Saiyans, followed by the Super Villain Arc from the perspective of the enemies and finally the Android Arc from the perspective of the Androids. By taking part in different fighting combinations included in these 3 chapters, players will be able to level up their characters and get a full understanding of the amazing Dragon Ball FighterZ scenario. According to Bandai Namco, Story Mode will also feature a Link System that allows players to "embody different characters, share their minds and even discuss with them while they live in the same body."

As for the online component of the game, two game modes have been revealed: Circle Match and World Match. In the Circle Match mode, up to 8 players can enter into the room to fight against each other where up to 4 fights can happen simultaneously. The World Match mode will allow players to choose between casual and ranked matches.

Finally, Bandai Namco also revealed more details about the digital versions of Dragon Ball FighterZ. Two Special Digital Editions will be available:

  • The Dragon Ball FighterZ - FighterZ Edition includes the game along with the FighterZ Pass.
  • The Dragon Ball FighterZ - Ultimate Edition contains the game and the FighterZ Pass and additional content such as the commentator Voice Pack and the long-awaited Anime Music pack. The Anime Music Pack has been requested by fans for years and will include 11 songs from the anime. Players will be able to fight to the sound of "CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA", "WE GOTTA POWER", and the most famous endings and background music.

The FighterZ Pass included in both editions is composed of 8 additional mighty characters with their respective stamp, set of alternative colors and even Lobby Avatars.

Fans can now pre-order Dragon Ball FighterZ on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. By pre-ordering any of the game's digital editions, players will receive a pre-order bonus including the early unlock to both SSGSS Goku and SSGSS Vegeta along with 2 exclusive lobby avatars. All the pre- orders on the Xbox One and PS4 versions will receive exclusive early access to January's open beta.

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