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Dragon Ball FighterZ could come to Switch

Perhaps the biggest “surprise” (it was leaked beforehand, but still) announcement of E3 2017 was Dragon Ball FighterZ. I know what you’re thinking “Lord, they’re still making Dragon Ball games?!” TO answer your hypothetical question, yes, yes they are! However, this is a little different from the arena-fighter games we’ve been getting lately. FighterZ is a 2.5D game, kind of in the style of Super Butoden on the SNES or the old Budokai games. What’s shocking is the fact that this game prominently features 3v3 battles. This means you can get your favorite team of three together and demolish your friends, compelte with the pretty effects you’d expect from a Dragonball game, only it’s by Guilty Gear Xrd developer Arc System Works so it’s even prettier! The game is currently slated for an early 2018 release on PS4, XBox One, and PC. No Switch is a little disappointing, but Arc isn’t necessarily shooting down a port. In fact, they said they don’t have one ready to go right now, not because of technical limitations. FighterZ producer Tomoko Hiroki didn’t say the exact reason, but he did let fans know that if they showed interest, Arc could bring the game READ…

Dragon Ball FighterZ Will Be Accessible for Casual Fans and Newcomers, Says Producer

Dragon Ball FighterZ will have something for everyone upon release including casual fans and newcomers. That’s according to producer Tomoko Hiroki who told Game Informer in a recent interview that he wants the series’ casual fans to “realize how fun a genuine fighting game can be.” We’ve actually focused on making it accessible for those casual fans as well. One of our big goals is to have those Dragon Ball casual fans realize how fun a genuine fighting game can be through this game. And we want eventually, those guys, to become actual fighting game users. So that’s where this project all began. So, we’re constantly thinking about satisfying obviously the core fighting game audience, but also Dragon Ball fans well. When asked about the shift from 3D to 2D, Hiroki said that 2D games are “very hype” right now in the eSports realm and since Bandai Namco wants to appeal to core fighting game fans as well, that’s the direction it took. He further said: This time around, we’re focused on this highly animated expression, and so we wanted to combine 2D and 3D. So the game looks 2D, but the characters are based on a 3D model, so that you can…

E3 2017 – Dragon Ball FighterZ Preview – Interactive Anime (PS4)

When news came out that Arc System Works was developing a Dragon Ball Z fighting game, a lot of fans mentioned that it was a dream collaboration. It’s easy to see why as the BlazBlue and Guilty Gear developer is a master of creating fast-paced, highly stylized fighting games. However, this isn’t actually the first time that Arc System Works has gotten their hands on the popular anime and manga franchise. Previously, the studio has made several DBZ fighting games, but they were all middling affairs that exclusively released on handheld devices. Their first console Dragon Ball game is much more promising, as I walked away very impressed after playing several competitive matches. The biggest change from Arc System Works’ previous games is that Dragon Ball FighterZ features three-on-three battles. This means that a match only ends once an entire team has been knocked out by their opponent. A lot of depth comes out of this change, as players can tactically switch out characters as their health decreases. It’s important to keep extra characters alive as they can be used to do special “Z Assists.” These support strikes are similar to the assists seen in Marvel vs. Capcom, and have the character doing a special move then…

Dragon Ball FighterZ Gets Two More High-Octane Gameplay Videos

Arc System Works and Bandai Namco Entertainment America released two new gameplay focused videos for Dragon Ball FighterZ, which was present at E3 this year after leaking early, and then being showcased during Microsoft’s press conference on …Read More The post Dragon Ball FighterZ Gets Two More High-Octane Gameplay Videos by Tomas Franzese appeared first on DualShockers.

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Hands-On: Dragon Ball FighterZ is the DBZ Game We’ve Been Waiting For

I’m just going to come out and say it: Dragon Ball Z games have generally been awful. While entries like DBZ: Budokai managed to capture the frantic nature of the anime, they lacked coherent and satisfying gameplay. That’s all about to change with the upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ. This, my friends, it truly the DBZ game we’ve always wanted. Dragon Ball FighterZ is being developed by Arc System Works. This is the same studio responsible for the Guilty Gear and Blazblue franchises. Like the most recent Guilty Gears, DBF looks like a 2D game despite actually being 3D. The distinct art style makes it seem as if the whole thing is hand animated. Because of this stylistic design, DBF looks as good, if not better, than the original Dragon Ball Z anime. The demo I played featured six characters: Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Frieza, Buu, and Perfect Cell. For my first match, I picked Cell, Vegeta, and Gohan because that combination is just plain weird. The ability to swap between three characters reminded me of the old Marvel vs Capcom games (the upcoming Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite will be a 2v2 fighter). [embedded content] If you’ve played Guilty Gear or READ FULL…

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Is Only 20 Percent Complete, Don’t Expect Kamehameha Battles

[embedded content] While Dragon Ball fighting games are a dime a dozen and have been released like clockwork in recent years, it’s hard to deny just how different and awesome Dragon Ball FighterZ is looking so far. Is it because of the gorgeous graphics? Maybe due to Arc System Works’ (Guilty Gear) combo-heavy gameplay? I’d say a mixture of both. You know what’s even more impressive? Dragon Ball FighterZ is just 20 percent complete! In an interview with Japanese site Ruliweb, game Producer Tomoko Hikori confirmed this and a lot more. Check out the translated interview (courtesy of NeoGAF user raven777): Q: What made you guys make this game?A: Fans have been wanting 2D Dragon Ball game for long time. Also we feel fighting game is good fit for e-sports Q: How many characters will be in the game?A: I can’t say right now… but we can’t just have so many characters in fighting game. So we will decide on who will be fun to play, as well as the character’s popularity in Dragonball. Q: There was no 4K mention during Xbox One X announcementA: Yeah but it will look better in Xbox One X and PS4 Pro Q: READ…

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Gets First GameplayZ Trailer with Goku, Frieza, Vegeta, Majin Buu and More

Bandai Namco released the first gameplay trailer for Arc System Works’ 3v3 fighter Dragon Ball FighterZ and it’s looking really, really good. …Read More The post Dragon Ball FighterZ Gets First GameplayZ Trailer with Goku, Frieza, Vegeta, Majin Buu and More by Leif Conti-Groome appeared first on DualShockers.

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E3 2017 – Dragon Ball FighterZ Announcement Trailer, Release Window

[embedded content] Update: Bandai Namco Europe adds that a closed beta will take place on PS4 and Xbox One this summer. The description says: Dragon Ball FighterZ gives fans of all skill levels the opportunity to feel like their favorite Dragon Ball character. Featuring 3 vs. 3 battle mechanics, new and seasoned players are sure to experience the epic scope of Dragon Ball as they select their three-character team to take into battle. The game also encourages players to train and master more than one fighter and style, delivering richer gameplay and motivation to take down the competition. Original Story: Leaked a couple of days ago by Bandai Namco, Dragon Ball FighterZ was officially announced today at Microsoft’s E3 2017 press conference. It will launch in early 2018. According to the leak, it’s a 2.5D fighter with a 3v3 battle system and will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. [Source: Xbox] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Dragon Ball Fighters Revealed; Developed by Arc System Works and Releasing in Early 2018

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Arc System Works Working on New Dragon Ball Fighting Game

Bandai Namco has accidentally ruined one of its E3 2017 surprises, as a Japanese press release for a new 2.5D Dragon Ball fighting game went out this morning. Called Dragon Ball Fighters, the game is being developed by Arc System Works, the studio behind the critically acclaimed Guilty Gear and BlazBlue series. This exciting partnership isn’t exactly out of left field, as Arc System Works has teamed up with Bandai Namco several times in the past to produce handheld fighting games (with 2015’s Dragon Ball Z Extreme Butōden being the most recent release). Details are currently light on the upcoming PlayStation 4 release, but we do know that the game will feature three-on-three battles. Confirmed characters from the two released screenshots include: Goku, Vegeta, Frieza, Cell and Majin Buu. Another Saiyan appears in the screens (it looks like either Trunks or Gohan Update: it’s Gohan, thanks Mr0303!), but is slightly obscured by the sheer amount of special effects going on. According to Gematsu, the development team chose a 2.5D style so they would have more freedom: According to producer Tomoko Hiroki, while Dragon Ball titles of recent years have been 3D, they chose 2.5D this time because there were some things that can only be done READ FULL…

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3DS Exclusive Jake Hunter: Ghost of the Dusk Revives the Detective in New Trailer

Arc System Works launched a new trailer for the upcoming adventure detective game Jake Hunter: Ghost of the Dusk, coming to Nintendo 3DS on August 31 in Japan. …Read More The post 3DS Exclusive Jake Hunter: Ghost of the Dusk Revives the Detective in New Trailer by Azario Lopez appeared first on DualShockers.

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Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 PS4 review – A really great 2D arcade fighting game

The months of May and June see the releases of some of the best fighting games around, “Injustice 2” and “Tekken 7”. However, another renowned franchise also sees a release, and that’s Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 (quite the mouthful) which has been refined over its previous release and comes packed with new characters and story for fans to enjoy…. READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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PlayStation Exclusive Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st] Gets First Trailer Featuring Opening Animation

Arc System Works shows off the first video of Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st], giving a look on the game’s opening animation and new character. …Read More The post PlayStation Exclusive Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st] Gets First Trailer Featuring Opening Animation by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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3DS Exclusive Jake Hunter: Ghost of the Dusk Shows Characters and Visuals in Opening Movie