Dragon Ball FighterZ Beta Announced, Watch Trunks Gameplay Footage

July 16, 2017Written by Tyler Treese

Trunks the ledge

Tekken 7 director Katsuhiro Harada swerved fighting game fans when he came out on stage after the Tekken Evo 2017 finals, and revealed a new trailer for Bandai Namco’s other fighting game, Dragon Ball FighterZ (he later revealed that Geese Howard was coming to Tekken). The new trailer focused on an already announced character, Trunks, but featured a bunch of new gameplay footage.

They also announced that closed beta registration will be going down later this month. On July 26, fans will be able to get register to check out Dragon Ball FighterZ. The limited version of the game will feature nine characters, and while they haven’t been specified yet, I’m sure players will get to go Super Saiyan.

Check out the Trunks gameplay trailer below:

PlayStation LifeStyle had the chance to go hands-on with Dragon Ball FighterZ at E3 2017. Here’s a snippet from our preview:

Since it is a Dragon Ball game, there’s also a big focus on mobility. By hitting the right trigger, players can use a special homing dash that’ll avoid Ki attacks. That’s not all, as they can also do a warp attack called Vanish that has players teleport behind their opponent and land an attack. That costs a gauge of energy, though, so it’s important that these special moves are used in moderation.

The fighting in Dragon Ball FighterZ is just as fun as it looks. The combat is instantly accessible to anyone that has played a fighting game, but there’s enough unique systems in play that competitive players will have to spend plenty of time learning the ins and outs. Going off of Arc System Works’ track record, this isn’t a game that Dragon Ball fans will want to miss out on.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is set to release in early 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.