On top of releasing a new trailer, Bandai Namco has detailed the upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ beta. The closed beta will take place on September 16 and 17. The closed beta will feature 11 characters including SS Goku, SS Vegeta, SS Teen Gohan, Cell, Majin Buu, Frieza (Final form), Future Trunks, Piccolo, Krillin, Android 18 and Android 16. European PlayStation 4 owners can register on this website (NA users can use this one), while Xbox One owners will be chosen via the Xbox Insider Hub program.
There’ll also be an open beta in January, that’ll be a bonus for those that pre-order. It’ll also come with early unlocks of two characters (SSGSS Goku and SSGSS Vegeta), and two exclusive lobby avatars. More details about the open beta will be announced at a later date. Finally, Bandai Namco announced that a “CollectorZ Edition” will be made available in Europe. It includes “a stunning Goku 18cm diorama with an exclusive “Manga Dimension” coloring, 3 arts boards and a unique SteelBook.”
Check out the full closed beta schedule below:
|EUROPE (UK) BST|
|1st Session||10:00-13:00 (Saturday)|
|2nd Session||18:00-21:00 (Saturday)|
|3rd Session||2:00-5:00 (Sunday)|
|4th Session||21:00-00:00 (Sunday/Monday)|
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.