The upcoming 2.5D Dragon Ball Z/Super from Arc System Works enters closed beta this Fall, but fans have to wait one more month for a chance to participate.
Initially leaked in early magazine screenshots via NeoGAF, Dragon Ball FighterZ made its official world debut during Microsoft’s E3 2017 presentation. 2018’s Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super fighting game brings the series back to its long-absent 2D Fighter roots, now under the helm of Guilty Gear, BlazBlue and Persona 4 Arena developer Arc System Works. This will also be Arc System Works’s first title to feature 3-on-3 tag-team mechanics; while similar to the rotational team-based gameplay of The King of Fighters, Dragon Ball FighterZ will allow players to use inactive characters for assist attacks.
It was announced at EVO 2017 by Arc System Works and publisher Bandai Namco that Dragon Ball fans would soon have the chance to participate in a closed beta later this year. The original sign-up window was scheduled for yesterday, but has since been pushed to 8/22. According to an update from Bandai Namco’s official blog, the delay enables Arc System Works to expand the overall capacity of the closed beta to accommodate for “the volume of excitement and enthusiasm surrounding this announcement”. The new sign-up window begins on 7/26, with the closed beta running between 9/16-9/18.
Nine characters will be available for those who are invited into the closed online beta; “Goku”, “Vegeta”, “Gohan”, “Perfect Cell”, “Majin Buu”, “Frieza” and “Future Trunks” were present in the EVO build, however “Krillin” and “Piccolo” have since been confirmed through recent screenshots.
Dragon Ball FighterZ will release for PC, Xbox One and PS4 sometime in 2018.
Source: Bandai Namco
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