Bandai Namco has announced that Dragon Ball FighterZ will be a part of EVO 2018. It’ll mark the fighting game’s debut at the Evolution Championship Series, which is set to take place from August 3 through 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada. More details will be announced in the coming months, but Bandai Namco encourages players “to begin their training immediately and push hard for a spot at this year’s EVO.”
Check out the Dragon Ball FighterZ EVO 2018 announcement trailer below:
FighterZ also includes a simplistic Arcade Mode that sees you doing battle against increasingly difficult teams of AI. Your results effect the path you take on the mode’s grid, moving to higher or lower difficulty routes after each match. As fun as the mode is, my only issue concerns the consistency of the challenge. I would almost defeat an opponent in one instance to then be pummeled by them in the ensuing rematch and the same goes for the somewhat inconsistent difficulty spikes between rounds. Throughout all the game modes, you’ll be earning Zeni which can be used to purchase Z Capsule packs that include cosmetic items like additional lobby characters and title cards.
If you’re looking for a fighter, there is simply nothing better on the market than Dragon Ball FighterZ in terms of what it offers as a 2D, high action brawler. If you don’t see yourself sinking a lot of time into the game, it still might be worth it down the line just to appreciate the level of detail and care that the developers at Arc System Works have so painstakingly put into this project. Regardless, Dragon Ball FighterZ is a worthy addition to the anime’s long-running line of fighter adaptations.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is available now, and EVO 2018 takes place on August 3 through 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada.