What is Dragon Ball FighterZ?
Dragon Ball FighterZ is a 3v3 Tag fighting game developed by Arc System Works and published by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment. The game released Worldwide on January 26, 2018, and in Japan on February 1, 2018. It is playable on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC via Steam.
There are 24 playable characters in Dragon Ball FighterZ, and 8 characters arriving in the future through the FighterZ Pass. Only 21 of them are accessible at first, and 3 of them can be unlocked through offline content. SSGSS Vegeta (SSB Vegeta) can be unlocked either by completing the ‘Extreme Gravity Spaceship Course (Hard)’ in Arcade mode with an A rank or higher, or by achieving a lifetime total of 300,000 zeni. SSGSS Goku (SSB Goku) can be unlocked either by Complete the ‘Hyperbolic Time Chamber Course (Hard)’ in Arcade mode with an A rank or higher, or by achieving a lifetime total of 500,000 zeni. The only other ways to have unlocked these characters is by pre-ordering the game. Android 21 can be unlocked by completing the ‘Android 21 Arc’ in story mode. The ‘Android 21 Arc’ is unlocked once the ‘Super Warrior Arc’ and ‘Enemy Warrior Arc’ are completed. Android 21 can also be unlocked by purchasing the Fighterz Pass.
Team compositions are made up of 3 unique characters per team. It doesn’t matter if you mix and match heroes and villains or even different forms of one character, as long as the characters occupy a unique character slot. For example, a possible team may consist of Gohan (Adult), Gohan (Teen), and Cell or Goku (Super Saiyan), Goku (SSGSS), and Goku Black, but a possible team may not consist of duplicates such as Vegeta (Super Saiyan), Vegeta (Super Saiyan), and Vegeta (Super Saiyan).
The order the characters are picked are the order they will appear in at the beginning of the match, however this can be altered in the versus loading screen by hitting the assist button of the character you would like to see appear first instead. For example, if the team you selected is Goku (Super Saiyan), Vegeta (Super Saiyan), and Trunks, but you decide that you want Vegeta to be your first character instead, you can hold down the Assist 2 button during the loading screen and Vegeta and Goku will switch positions before the match starts. (Note: Changing characters with assist button assumes default controls. Changing your assist button WILL NOT result in you being able to switch characters on the load screen with the newly assigned buttons. You will still have to hit the default buttons to switch characters).
Dragon Ball FighterZ is a very fast paced and wild game that puts you in situations that actually make you feel like you’re creating a fight straight from the show. From the speed all the way down to the sound, Dragon Ball FighterZ isn’t afraid to embrace its source material, which makes for an awesome experience for casuals and serious competitors alike. How does it manage to do that exactly? Well let’s not waste any time and take a closer look at what all Dragon Ball FighterZ has to offer!