Bandai Namco Games have released the opening cinematic sequence for Arc System Works’ upcoming 2D fighting game based on Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Fighter Z. The video itself will be played upon starting up the game, introducing the playable characters, little snippets of their moves, and hyping the players up to prepare for battle.
Arc System Works and Bandai Namco’s Dragon Ball FighterZ will release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and on PC on January 26th, 2018.
Here is the first story trailer:
Here is the game’s first trailer:
The trailer announcing Trunks:
And the trailer announcing the Androids:
Super Saiyan God SS Goku and Vegeta Trailer:
New trailer introducing Android 21:
Arc System Works are well known for developing 2D anime style fighting games, most notably the Guilty Gear, BlazBlue and Persona 4 Arena series. The game itself will feature 2.5D combat with 3v3 team battles. Players will be able to determine which team combinations synergise the best to allow ultra high speed battles and flashy special moves that the Dragon Ball franchise is well known for.
Producer Tomoko Hiroki mentions that recent fighting games in the franchise have focused on full 3D, the new title will be in 2.5D since it allows for many unique mechanics. Whilst the released screenshots may appear to be 2D, the camera will shift around to allow greater expression not possible in 2D only fighters.
The game’s official website will launch here: https://www.dba.bn-ent.net/