The roster for Dragon Ball FighterZ is getting three new additions according to the he latest issue of V-Jump: Beerus, Hit and Goku Black.
All three of these characters debuted in Dragon Ball Super, meaning that every major arc starting from Dragon Ball Z up to the current Universe Survival saga is represented in Dragon Ball FighterZ. Specifically, Beerus debuted in “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods,” which was later adapted into God of Destruction Beerus Saga; Hit debuted in the Universe 6 Saga and Goku Black debuted in the “Future” Trunks Saga.
Since Bandai Namco has yet to formally announce these characters with a press release or introduction trailer, we know little about them beyond what was detailed in V-Jump. However, the magazine does offer insight into each of their meteor special attacks.
Beerus — “God of Destruction’s Judgment” which begins as a throwing technique before ending with a Headshot rush attack (the move he uses to defeat SSJ3 Goku on King Kai’s planet)
Hit — “I Continue To Grow” causes Hit to momentarily stop time while he unleashes a barrage of attacks upon a helpless foe.
Goku Black –“Work of the Gods” transforms his hand into a blade of ki to slice up his opponent.
In addition to the new characters, V-Jump also revealed two new mechanics: “Come Forth Shenron!” and “Dramatic Production.”
“Come Forth, Shenron!” had already seemingly leaked during a Bandai Namco-hosted livestream in November, but now we get to see how you actually obtain the Dragon Balls to summon Shenron. Apparently, their obtained as players do a certain amount of combos on each other and will display at the bottom of the screen. The interesting thing, however, is that the pool of Dragon Balls are shared by both players, but only the person who launches the appropriate combo to get the seventh one can summon Shenron. With such a mechanic in place, its possible players might limit the potency of their combos when a certain amount have been collected due to fear of the opponent getting the last Dragon Ball and gaining an advantage.
Meanwhile, “Dramatic Production” appears to be similar to the feature in the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm series where you’ll see certain scenes from the anime when a character uses their ultimate attack to defeat an opponent. The only difference here is that there are seems to stricter criteria in this instance (perhaps needing at least two appropriate characters) and they can trigger both before and after a match.
With a little over a month before the game arrives, its nice to see new announcements coming in. At this rate, it’s likely there will be almost no downtime between the final pre-launch announcement and when Dragon Ball FighterZ finally launches.
Dragon Ball FighterZ will release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Jan. 26, 2018, while Japan will get in on the action on Feb. 1, 2018.