Dragon Ball Fighters '2.5D' Fighting Game Briefly Listed Worldwide in Early 2018 (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
Bandai Namco Entertainment posted a press release, dated June 12, that announces the worldwide launch of a Dragon Ball Fighters "2.5D" fighting game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam platforms in early 2018. According to the press release posted on Friday, Arc System Works (Guilty Gear, BlazBlue) is developing the game.
The game will feature 3 vs. 3 team battles. In the press release, producer Tomoko Hiroki says that unlike recent 3D Dragon Ball games, the new game's 2.5D battles fuses 2D anime style with 3D camera angles and movements. With this, the game can recreate the motion of traditional animation in real time.
The press release states that the game will be available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Neutral Spanish, Polish, Russian, and Korean in North, Central, and South America; Europe; Asia; and Japan. However, it will only be available on Steam outside Japan.
The press release lists a website that has yet to open.
[Via Hachima Kikō]
Update: Bandai Namco has removed the press release from its website. While the Steam release was listed as only available outside Japan, there was no similar restriction listed for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One outside or inside Japan.
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