After this past weekend’s highly successful closed beta for Dragon Ball FighterZ, two new playable characters have been revealed by Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe. The two fighters are everyone’s favourite humans Tien and Yamcha. These two join the characters list of this highly anticipated 2.5D fighting game developed by Arc System Works.
Another bit of good news for the Dragon Ball fans is the reveal of Android 21 and not only that Akira Toriyama supervised her design! She is a mysterious scientist and is apparently well known for having the same knowledge as the person who created the Androids: Dr. Gero. Her story is quite vague so far but it’s been rumoured she is connected to Android 16. What’s her story?
The trailer offers a slightly more in-depth look at the story if I had to say it resembled anything it loos like a Terminator 2 homage with Android 21 and the newly resurrected Android 16 facing off against possible evil resurrected heroes in an Armageddon-style battle. The introduction of Tien and Yamcha isn’t a surprise as they are vastly different in fighting style to many of the other fighters in the series. Hopefully the developers lean into their differences from the rest of the roster and make them truly shine since they are never given the time of day in Dragon Ball Super.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is slated for a February launch on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.