During Evolution Championship Series 2017, Arc System Works unveiled a brand new trailer for Dragon Ball Fighter Z, the new 2D fighting game based on Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball. The new trailer announces a new playable character for the game, the time traveler Trunks, and showcases his moveset and supers.
Dragon Ball FighterZ, from Arc System Works and Bandai Namco, will release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and on PC via Steam in early 2018.
Here is the game’s previous trailer:
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/