The Androids will clash with Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Vegeta in a “What If” scenario for Dragon Ball FighterZ.
Bandai Namco and developer Arc System Works took to this week’s issue of Jump Magazine to announce the latest Dragon Ball FighterZ development update. As some would suspect judging by the appearance of Golden Frieza, the eccentric Dragon Ball Z fighting game from the creators of Guilty Gear and BlazBlue will venture into Dragon Ball Super lore with the inclusion of Goku’s and Vegeta’s ascended Blue “Super Saiyan God” forms. Further page scans reveal Androids “16” and “18” will return as playable characters; though “Android 17” was hinted at in previous magazine photos, he has yet to be confirmed as a a playable character, but appears beside twin sister Android 18 in a screenshot for one of her special attacks.
In similar fashion to the Dragon Ball Xenoverse titles, Dragon Ball FighterZ will opt for a “What If” scenario for its Story Mode, rather than attempt to compress over 300 anime episodes and a few dozen movies into a couple hours of gameplay. According to the Jump article, the Story Mode sees the heroes of the Dragon Ball universe fighting against a resurrected, exponentially more powerful Android 16. More details are expected to arrive at Gamescom 2017, but the magazine feature also reveals that players can participate in a 3-on-3 online Party Match Mode, where six players control each individual character over the course of the match, akin to KOFXIV‘s own Party Battle Mode.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is expected to release early next year for PC, Xbox One and PS4. Arc System Works and Bandai Namco will hold a closed Beta test next month between 9/16-9/18; sign-ups will open on 8/22.
Source: Jump Magazine
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