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 announcement
A: Yeah but it will look better in Xbox One X and PS4 Pro
Q: What is different from other Dragon Ball games?
A: 3v3 system is the biggest difference. Using character change and assists. Also we were considering not only Dragonball fans, but fighting game fans.
Q: There was no kamehameha battle which was disappointing.
A: We are making very speedy game so we felt it wouldn’t fit
Q: What is game development status?
A: We only have 6 characters shown so hard to say.. About 20% overall?
Q: It looks like using so many buttons and changing characters at same time looks difficult to do.
A: I am personally not that good, but looking at the dev team they are using assists first before changing character.
Q: How was game received?
A: Seems very well thanks to the visual quality of the game. People saying they are finally seeing animation quality game in 20 years made me happy.
Q: Who is your favorite character in Dragon Ball?
A: Gohan. I have 2 year old daughter and she loved Gohan as well. But I am making sure that doesn’t affect game’s balance lol
Q: How bout favorite character from anime?
A: I like female Super Saiyajin from currently airing super. As female myself, I feel I can relate to her.
Q: Is it possible to see characters from other Dragon Ball, like GT?
A: For that we will consider fan’s feedback.
You can catch over three-minutes of Dragon Ball FighterZ gameplay in the video above in case you need more proof on how awesome looking FighterZ is so far.