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Dragon Ball FighterZ Releases February 2018, Watch the Gamescom 2017 Trailer

August 22, 2017 Written by Kite Stenbuck

Dragon Ball FighterZ release date

Bandai Namco Entertainment has uploaded a new trailer for Dragon Ball FighterZ, the upcoming Dragon Ball fighting game which is developed by Arc System Works of Guilty Gear Xrd series fame, due to be shown at Gamescom 2017. They also clarified the fighting game’s release date, which was previously said to be in early 2018, as it’s now expected to release in February 2018.

Other than giving glimpses of the first known appearing characters (Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Trunks, Frieza, Cell, and Buu), this trailer also shows detailed gameplay scenes of the more recently announced characters, which are Krillin, Piccolo, Android 16 and Android 18 (the latter of which is being accompanied by Android 17 as her assist). Check it out below!

This new trailer also gives a sneak peek of the story mode which is animated in-game. The original story will see Android 16 getting resurrected, with the mysterious black army corps bombarding the super warriors. Can Goku and the others rise back up to stop the invasion?

For more on Dragon Ball FighterZ, check out our E3 2017 hands-on 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 guage 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 will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in February 2018.

[Source: Bandai Namco]