News Dragon Ball FighterZ Game Previews Yamcha, Tien Shinhan in Videos
posted on 2017-09-25 15:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Bandai Namco Entertainment and Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming two new character videos for the Dragon Ball FighterZ fighting game on Monday. The videos preview Yamcha and Tien Shinhan as playable characters.
Bandai Namco Entertainment and Arc System Works' game is adding an original playable character designed by Akira Toriyama named Android 21, who is described as a scientist possessing intelligence rivaling Dr. Gero. Chiaotzu will also appear in the game as an assist character and as part of some of Tien Shinhan's moves. Tohru Furuya previously confirmed that he is voicing lines for Yamcha in the game.
Bandai Namco Entertainment will release the three-versus-three fighting game on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Bandai Namco Entertainment America and Europe will release a "CollectorZ Edition" that will include an Goku statue, three art boards, and steelbook packaging. Those who pre-order the game in Europe and North America will get an unlock code for Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta, and two lobby avatars.
The game is slated for release in February 2018. A closed beta for the game ran earlier this month.
Bandai Namco Entertainment America describes the game:
Arc System Works delivers an explosive, action-packed game that combines classic 2D fighting with advanced 3D character models that look and feel as if they are ripped straight out of the DRAGON BALL series.
Bandai Namco Entertainment teases the game's story:
With the resurrection of Android 16 and the invasion of the mysterious army corps, the super warriors starts to fall. What is happening?
Playable characters include Goku (Super Saiyan), Teen Gohan (Super Saiyan 2), Vegeta (Super Saiyan), Future Trunks (Super Saiyan), Freeza (Final Form, Golden Freeza), Cell (Perfect Form), Krillin, Piccolo, Android 18 (with Android 17), and Android 16.
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