Dragon Ball FighterZ Game Reveals New Form for Android 21
posted on by Karen Ressler
This year's March issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine confirmed on Saturday that new character Android 21 will be a playable fighter in Bandai Namco Entertainment and Arc System Works' Dragon Ball FighterZ game. The magazine revealed the new character in a "Majin" form that she can transform into in order to battle. Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming a commercial on Monday that previews the form.
The magazine also revealed that, similar to Majin Buu, Android 21 likes sweets, and her enemies and allies alike fear her wrath.
Akira Toriyama designed Android 21 specifically for Dragon Ball FighterZ.
The game will launch for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam in the Americas and Europe on January 26.
People who pre-order the game digitally will receive early access to Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta (also referred to SSGSS Goku and SSGSS Vegeta) with two exclusive lobby avatars; and a Girls Stamp Pack with Android 21, Android 18, and Bulma at launch.
The game's Ultimate Edition will include the FighterZ Pass, a music pack with 11 songs from the anime, and a commentator voice pack. The FighterZ Pass will include eight additional playable characters that will be released after launch, and it will also be available for purchase separately.
Bandai Namco Entertainment America and Europe will also release a "CollectorZ Edition" that will bundle a Goku statue, three art boards, and steelbook packaging.
The game will launch in Japan on February 1 for PS4 and Xbox One.
In the game's story mode, as the mysterious Clone Army invades, the Super Warriors lose consciousness, and their powers. At the same time, the player protagonist becomes mind-linked to Goku. Goku and players must fight together to reveal the mystery behind the link and the Clone Army. The story mode will also have two other stories, where the player protagonist becomes mind-linked to Android 18 and to Frieza. The characters Android 16 and new character Android 21 "hold the key to the story."
Playable characters include Goku, Teen Gohan, Vegeta, Future Trunks, Freeza, Cell, Krillin, Piccolo, Android 18 (with Android 17), Android 16, Yamcha, Tien Shinhan (with Chiaotzu), Majin Buu, Gohan, Cell, Nappa, Ginyu, Super Saiyan Blue Goku, Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta, Beerus, Gotenks, Kid Buu, Adult Gohan, Goku Black (with Zamasu), and Hit.
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